Eugenia Menni Research Centre

Eugenia Menni Research Centre (CREM) of Fondazione Poliambulanza was born in 2002  within the hospital as a place of study and research.

Eugenia Menni Research Centre (CREM) of Fondazione Poliambulanza was born in 2002 within the hospital as a place of study and research dedicated to the memory of Madre Eugenia Menni, who strongly desired a research centre working  together with the hospital itself.  The ultimate purpose of the project was to integrate two unavoidable aspects of the modern medicine, that is the scientific progress and patient’s care.

CREM was born with precise objectives and programs :

  • Realize a research centre within an institute, such as Fondazione Poliambulanza, thus sharing aspirations, ideals, values and goals.
  • Do basic research by  activating projects in some specific areas within disciplines that include molecular biology and cellular biology in the biomedical field.
  • Do applied research by transferring the most advanced technical-methodological acquisitions to clinical requirements, so as to  achieve the ultimate goal, that is, the integration between research and patient's care.
  • Educate on research by promoting training programs for young researchers.  
  • Create an international environment by promoting internships abroad and hosting foreign researchers.
  • Implement and continue to improve a control system of research processes.

The mission of Eugenia Menni Research Centre can be summarized as  follows:

  • Faith in research as source of knowledge.
  • Scientific enthusiasm for the most advanced biomedical innovations.   
  • Creation of real professional skills.
  • Encourage national and international scientific collaborations. Basic and applied research activities and promotion of therapeutic strategies with focus on human being and respectful of life.  

An excellent research has a quality organization.  
The working team consists of young researchers, graduates, residents and scholars who are constantly engaged in the projects and organization of Research Centre activities. 

Director of Eugenia Menni Research Centre 
Professor of Experimental Biology, Dipartimento di Scienze della vita e sanità pubblica, Faculty of Medicine and surgery “A. Gemelli”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome

Ornella Parolini
Degree in Biological Sciences, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology applied to Biomedical Sector




Research Coordinator
Antonietta Silini
Bachelors of Science, PhD in Oncology

Executive Master in Business Administration




Technical Coordinator 
Silvia De Munari
First Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology




Secretariat and Administrative Assistance 
Elena Deboli
Professional Account’s Business Diploma, company secretary

Elena Sartorelli
Diploma in Accounting, secretary



Anna Cargnoni
Degree in Pharmacy, Doctorate in Cardiological Sciences


Marta Magatti
Degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, PhD in Molecular Medicine



Researcher UCSC

Andrea Papait
Degree in Biology, PhD in Experimental and Translational Medicine


Paola Chiodelli
Degree in Medical Biotechnologies, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies


Alice Masserdotti
Degree in Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies, PhD student in Experimental and Translational Medicine



PhD Students

Sara Ficai
Degree in Medical-Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


Jacopo Romoli
Degree in Medical Biotechnologies
PhD student in Experimental and Translational Medicine




Research Assistants
Patrizia Bonassi Signoroni
First Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques


Serafina Farigu
Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Specialization

Pietro Romele
Degree in Medical Biotechnologies

Elsa Vertua
First Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

Laura Rossi
Degree in Biological Sciences, PhD in Experimental Physiopathology, Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry


Anna Pasotti
Degree in Biotechnology Veterinary


Francesca Romana Stefani
Degree in Biology, PhD in Medical Science


Marcella Manerba
Degree in Biological Science, PhD in Physiopathology


Alice Paini

Degree in Medical Biotechnologies


Elisabetta Giuzzi

Degree in Medical Biotechnologies


External Consultants 
Federica Piccolo

Fondazione Poliambulanza Lombardy Region Ministry of Health

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