About me

Chiara got her PhD in Molecular Medicine in Milan in 2009 and, after six years in Copenhagen as a post-doctoral fellow working on “functional proteomics”, Chiara started her own group as a Wellcome Trust-funded fellow at The University of Manchester in 2016. She became Principal Investigator at the Manchester Breast Centre in 2021. Chiara was a visiting scientist at the University of Utrecht in summer 2022 and got promoted to Senior Research fellow in 2022.

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September 2022 >

Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester

May 2022 > September 2022

Visiting scientist at the University of Utrecht!

September 2021 > today

Principal Investigator,

Manchester Breast Centre

March 2016 > today

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow

Division of Molecular&Cellular Function, School of Biological Sciences, FBMH, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

February 2013 > February 2016

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (NNF-CPR), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group of Prof. J.V. Olsen

January 2010 > January 2013

Marie Curie Intra European (IEF) and EMBO Long Term Postdoctoral Fellow

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (NNF-CPR), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group of Prof. J.V. Olsen

September 2009 > December 2009

Postdoctoral fellow

FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) and European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, Italy

Group of Dr. U. Cavallaro

February 2005 > April 2009

PhD student at SEMM (European School of Molecular Medicine), FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) and European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, Italy

Supervisors:

  • Dr. U. Cavallaro
  • Prof. G. Christofori (University of Basel, Switzerland)
October 1998 > April 2004

Master Degree in Industrial Biotechnology

University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Teaching and Academic Activities

2022- present Member of the Biotechnology Beacon board, Editor of Frontiers in Cell and Development (Signalling)

2017-present  Junior Academic Lead, Bio-MS Facility

2016-present  Lecturer at the ‘Cellular Signalling’ course for 3rd year students, and of ‘Omics’ course for 2nd year students, FBMH

2016-2019  Member of Cellular and Developmental Systems Domain Steering Group

2016-present  Founder of the Fellows Forum andrRepresentative of Non-Clinical Fellows in FBMH

2016-present  Member of the British Society for Cell Biology (BSCB) and of the British Society for Proteomics Research (BSPR)

2016-present Member of the Cell Dynamics group

2014-2016  Co-founder of SPA (Student and Post-doc Association) at NNF-CPR