Valentina Basoli, PhD
Background and Research Interest
Valentina Basoli is Senior Research Scientist, currently affiliated with the Swiss Medical Additive Manufacturing Group at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel. Her professional journey is firmly rooted in the advancement of biofabrication techniques, regenerative medicine, and biosensors (MIRACLE II Smart Implants).
With a Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology and a Master's degree in Applied and Experimental Biology from the University of Sassari (Italy), Valentina's academic journey gained international flavor through her Master's thesis at the Robinson Institute for Epigenetics, University of Adelaide (Australia). Following this, she embarked on a joint Ph.D. program with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, diving into the intricacies of cellular responses to physical stimuli. During her post-doctoral tenure at the AO Research Institute Davos, Valentina's contributions expanded scientific horizons. She investigated mesenchymal stem cell markers, donor variabilities during chondrogenic differentiation, and innovative biosensor-based methodologies for cell quality control. Her expertise extended to mRNA transfection and pioneering applications of nano-materials for drug delivery systems.
Valentina's quest for knowledge led her to iCEMS University of Kyoto in Japan through the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research, where she served as a visiting scientist. She augmented her academic journey by enrolling in the MAS in Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entrepreneurship program at SITEM (University of Bern), honing skills for translating scientific insights into practical applications and managing biotech ventures.
Beyond her research accomplishments, Valentina secured international funding such as an Innosuisse grant, Spark Swiss National Science Foundation, and EU-Pathfinder open grant. Her work extends further as a management committee member for COST CA21110, where she fosters international collaborations among OsteoArthritis researchers, enhancing the collective understanding of this critical field.
4123 Allschwil, Switzerland