Silvia Scaglione is a Researcher at the National Research Council (CNR), Genova, Italy. She graduated as biomedical engineer in 2001 and received the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering in 2005. In 2004 she was a Visiting Scientist at the University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland. From 2005 to 2010 she was a Group Leader of the Stem Cell Bioengineering Laboratory at the Advanced Biotechnology Center, Genoa, Italy, where she has focused her interests on the development and testing of three-dimensional scaffolds and devices (automated bioreactor systems) for osteoprogenitor cell culturing and generation of osteoinductive implantable grafts for orthopedics applications. This approach may in principle be applied both as model systems to investigate mechanisms of tissue development and as a graft manufacturing system in the context of regenerative medicine, for a possible clinical use. Scaglione is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed international publications in top-rated journals in tissue engineering and biomaterial science. Her interests in this field have been also rewarded by some patents, concerning innovative bioreactor design for engineered tissue regeneration and biomaterial design as bone substitutes. Since 2004, she has been a teacher of biomedical devices, bioimages, and biomechanics at the University of Genoa.
Biography Updated on 29 August 2011