Carla Montesano | Assistant Professor, General Pathology & Immunology, Department of Biology; Member, UNESCO;
University of Rome Tor Vergata

Carla Montesano, Assistant Professor, General Pathology & Immunology, Department of Biology; Member, UNESCO;, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Assistant Professor of General Pathology and Immunology at the Department of Biology and member of UNESCO Interdisciplinary Chair of Biotechnology & Bioethics. She has a long specific track of research activities in the field of immunology of infectious diseases and other immunorelated disorders. She focused her activities on the development of immunoassay, immunobioinformatic and on the analysis of the effects of plant food microRNAs on human health (four patent applications) transferring the results to market products. Beside teaching of university courses of General Pathology and Applied Immunology she is responsible of the elective course “Nutrition, Wellness and Sustainability” on Sustainable Science and Responsible Research and Innovation issues. She participates in programs of dissemination of scientific culture in high schools and in the town districts. She has been involved as coordinator and project manager in educational and transfer technology projects in developing countries (EC, UNESCO, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”) for organization of a Research and Diagnostic Laboratories, professional education of healthy workers and sensitization of population on women infection during pregnancy. She is Coordinator of STARBIOS2 (Structural Transformation to Attain Responsible BIOSciences, GA No 709517) and group leader of ResBios (RESponsible research and innovation grounding practices in BIOSciencies, GA No 872146) projects, both funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

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