In-Vitro Model (IVM) Group Activities
Our research is centered on the development of physiologically relevant human-based models at the milli, micro and nanoscale for application to disease models, tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and as alternatives to animal experimentation. To achive this goal we use an integrated approach, based on:
Advanced In-vitro Models are engineered combining biofabrication, bioreactors, biomimetic and smart materials with the aim of mimicking tissue architecure, biomechanics and dynamic conditions.
Computational and analytical tools are used to model and design living systems, mimicking natural intelligence in silico.
Arti AHLUWALIA, full professor
Chiara MAGLIARO, Post-Doc Researcher
Ludovica CACOPARDO, Post-Doc Researcher
Ermes BOTTE, PhD Student
Licia DI PIETRO, PhD Student
Nicole Guazelli, PhD Student
Active Research Projects
PATROLS: Development of advanced safety assessment tools for improved prediction of the adverse effects caused by chronic ENM - Engineered Nano-Materials - exposure in human and environmental systems.
ORGANOMICS: Integration of induced pluripotent stem cells derived organoids with micro-and nano-technologies.
SINERGIA: Metabolic scaling, adapation and cooperation in vitro.
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Elenco tesi LM e Triennali disponibili.
Spin Offs and Start-ups
Kirkstall Ltd UK has licensed several patents from the group.
IVTech is a spin-off of University of Pisa dedicated to the commercialisation of in-vitro technologies to replace animal tests.
Research Center "E. Piaggio" - University of Pisa
Via Diotisalvi, 2
56122 Pisa, Italy
Phone +39 050 2217062