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Perut Francesca, MSc, PhD


Date of Birth

Biotechnologist, PhD

Title of qualification awarded

2001 Degree in Biotechnology, cum laude, University of Bologna, Italy.

Other qualifications awarded

2005: PhD in Medical Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy.
2010: Master Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Bologna, Italy.

Positions held

From 2008: Biotechnologist, staff, Laboratory for Orthopaedic Pathophysiology (formerly, Laboratory for Pathophysiology of Orthopaedic Implants) and Regenerative Medicine, IOR.
2002-2008: Research Fellow, Laboratory for Pathophysiology of Orthopaedics Implants, IOR.
2004: Research Fellow (Marco Polo project), Institut für Pathologie, Universität Mainz, Germany.


Fluent English.


Good computer skills, including the use of standard office software, scientific software (Statview, GraphPad, Oligo, Quantity One, Lucia software), editing software (Adobe Pagemaker), graphics sofware (Jasc Paint Shop, Affinity Designer), Internet, and online biology-related software (PubMed, GeneBank, Blast).

Teaching activities
  • 2018-2019: Lecturer within the project “IRMI – Creazione di un’infrastruttura multiregionale per lo sviluppo delle terapie avanzate finalizzate alla rigenerazione d’organi e tessuti” del CLUSTER “ALISEI” CTN01_00177_888744.
  • 2018: Tutor for PhD theses in Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences Biotechnology, University of Bologna.
  • 2005: Lecturer for the course “Techniques of molecular and cellular biology”, Summer School: Biomaterials in Orthopaedics and Dentistry, University of Bologna.
  • 2004-2014: Tutor for degree theses in Biotechnology, University of Bologna.
Scientific activities

Participation in research projects in the last 5 years:

  • From 2019: Risposta cellulare a composti attivi sul metabolismo osseo ("Cellular response to active compounds on bone metabolism" - RICAMOs).
  • From 2018: AIRC “Altered lipid metabolism as a stress reaction to acid tumour microenvironment and a driver of metastasis in osteosarcoma”.
  • From 2017: H2020 Orthounion “Orthopaedic randomized clinical trial with expanded bone marrow MSC and bioceramics versus autograft in long bone nonunions”.
  • 2017-2019: IRMI “Italian Regenerative Medicine Infrastracture”.
  • 2014-17: AIRC “Targeting tumor-stroma interaction in sarcoma microenvironment to inhibit the development of metastases”.

Awards: “Young Investigator Award”: 3rd Symposyium of ISPDC (2012 ,Kyoto, Japan).

Reviewer for: Journal of Materials Science, Materials in Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Cell Transplantation, Stem cells, Oncology Letters, Biomaterials, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Tissue Engineering, Disease Markers, International Journal of Oral Science, Journal of Orthopedic Research, Biomedical Materials, OncoTargets and Therapy, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Life Sciences, DNA and Cell Biology, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Cancers, JoVE, Theragnostics.

Project Evaluator for the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Croatian Science Foundation.

Author of 42 scientific papers published on Pubmed and Scopus. H-index: 23 (Scopus). Author of 3 book chapters. Over 70 conference communications. (Data updated to March 2020).

Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Cell biology and metabolism of bone tissue. Bone and tumoral microenvironment. Bone tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Extracellular vesicles-mediated communication in bone pathophysiology.