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Mordenti Marina, MSc, PhD


Date of Birth

Biotechnologist, Biologist, PhD

Current assignment

Healthcare Researcher

Title of qualification awarded
  • Master Degree in Veterinary Biotechnology at the University of Bologna
  • PhD at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna
  • Master Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Bologna.
Other qualifications awarded
  • Licence to practice the Profession Biologist,2012
  • Post-graduate course in Biomedical Statistics, 2021
Positions held
  • 2019-Present: Healthcare Researcher at the Department of Rare Skeletal Disorders 
  • 2010-2019: Researcher at Medical Genetics Department and CLIBI Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna
  • 2004-2010: Post-doctoral Fellow at Medical Genetics Department, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna
  • 2008-2010: Assistant Professor at University of Bologna for the course “Bioinformatics for Medical Genetics”
  • 2003-2007: PhD Student at Medical Genetics Department, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli and University of Bologna
  • 2002-2004: Research Fellow at Medical Genetics Department, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Bologna
  • 2001: Summer Student at the National Cancer Institute - NIH, Bethesda, MA (USA) supported by a grant of University of Bologna 

Fluent English.

  • Very good knowledge on biomedical platforms and tools, on data harmonization and interoperability, on databases and software for management and analyses of genetic data
  • Good command on biomedical standards, ontologies and vocabularies
  • Experience in modelling and management of IT platforms for data capturing with a particular attention on clinical, genetic and genealogical data in rare diseases
  • Knowledge in digital photography and in image processing software (Adobe Photoshop CS series)
Teaching activities
  • Assistant Professor in ‘Bioinformatics for Medical Genetics’ at University of Bologna
  • Staff training and tutoring
  • Thesis supervisor
Scientific activities

Research Activities

  • Coordination and management of Disease Registry
  • Natural history studies and genotype-phenotype correlations 
  • Development and management of biomedical platform
  • Machine Learning studies for personalized medicine
  • Writing up of grant proposals for national and international projects
  • Support for biobanking activities and in sample data management
  • Drafting of ELSI documents, Informed Consent, MTA. etc.

Author of scientific publications on international impacted and activities as scientific reviewer.

Project activities

  • WP leader: EuRR-Bone project - European Registry for Rare Bone and Mineral Conditions
  • Staff Member of:
  • ERN BOND -European Reference Network on Rare Bone Diseases
  • EJP-RD - European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases
  • Rare2030 - Participatory Foresight in Rare Disease Policy
  • 4FRAILTY – PON Sicilia 
  • Tecnopolo project
  • SUPER: Supercomputing Unified Platform – Emilia-Romagna

Honor and Awards

  • Computerworld Honors Program Laureate (Washington DC, June 2010) BioMIMS project
  • Smarter Planet Leadership Series (Barcelona, November 2010) for "Pedigree Visualization and Analytics Platform" BioMIMS project.


Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Disease Registry, Rare Skeletal Conditions, Natural History Study, Genotype-Phenotype Correlation, Data Management, Database, Biobanking, Privacy, Clinical and Molecular Genetics