Employment position

STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Milan, Italy

Biomedical system engineer at the research and development corporate division Advanced System Technology (AST) of STMicroelectronics (Agrate Brianza site). The main object of the activity is the development of low-cost disposable lab-on-chip devices, able to automate the quick preparation, analysis and evaluation of biological samples for medical diagnostics applications. The current projects focus on the development of microfluidic DNA chips for Polimerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and real time PCR, and micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) devices able to perform cell sorting under the action of high-gradient electric fields. Activities are organized in preliminary studies, numerical simulations and experiments aimed to design complete prototype solutions.

 

January – October 2005 :  STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Milan, Italy

Internship and master degree thesis at the research and development corporate division Advanced System Technology (AST) of STMicroelectronics (Agrate Brianza site). Object of the activity was the design and development of a dedicated hardware and software system for the acquisition and the automated analysis of images from DNA chip.

 

September – December 2004 :  Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo Clinical Hospital, Bergamo, Italy

Internship at the Cardiovascular Department for Clinic and Research. The activity was focused on the study of the clinical trial STICH (Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure) for the development of surgical ventricular restoration operation, with a particular attention to the nuclear cardiology assessment of myocardial perfusion and ventricular function (study of available software for the acquisition of SPECT and gated SPECT images, analysis of the DICOM images using Matlab).

 

January – June 2004 : Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy

Project at the BioMedical Informatics Laboratory of the Bioengineering Department. Object of the activity was the development of a web-based information system for managing all the information completely characterizing spotted microarray experiment production. The multi-database system stores the data according to the MIAME (Minimum Information About Microarray Experiments) standard.