University of Milano-Bicocca

Marialuisa Lavitrano is full professor of Pathology, director of Molecular Medicine Unit and of the Executive Masters’ in Management of Research Infrastructures at Milano-Bicocca University where she was Pro-Rector for International Affairs [2006-2013]. Over the years, she contributed to the international strategies of the Ministries of Research and of Health and coordinated the Italian participation in the BioMedical Sciences ESFRI roadmap. In 2013 she was appointed Node-Director.  Prof. Lavitrano has a long-term experience in research, management and in bioethical aspects of science, being co-Director of BBMRI-ERIC Common Service ELSI and participating at Bioethical Commissions of the Council of Europe, of the Vatican, and of the Italian government. In December 2020 prof. Lavitrano has been elected in the board of eight directors of the EOSC Association and has been nominated vice-president.