Dr. Adriele Prina-Mello

Institution CRANN
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Dr Adriele Prina-Mello received a MSc in Material Science and Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and a PhD in Bioengineering and Nanobiotechnology at Trinity College Dublin. He joined the SFI Nanoscience laboratory in 2005 to work in the Nanobiology and Nanomagnetism area. In 2009 he joined CRANN as an Investigator.

Dr. Prina-Mello’s main research interest is focused on the development of physiologically relevant high throughput techniques for screening industrially relevant applications of nanoparticles and nanomaterials in the Biomedical and Bioengineering field. He is involved on the translational aspect of several multidisciplinary projects between Universities, Research Hospital and Industry.Dr. Prina-Mello is part of the Executive Board of the European Technology Platform of Nanomedicine, as Chair of the Characterisation and Toxicology working group. At European level, he has been involved in several EC-H2020 and FP7 projects among these EU-NCL, NoCanTher, AMCARE, MULTIFUN, NAMDIATREAM and others.Among these, he is the principal investigator behind the TCD participation to the European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory infrastructure project (H2020-Infra-1). Dr Prina-Mello is also part-time lecturer in Nanomedicine and Translational Nanomedicine at the TTMI.

Dr. Prina-Mello will work with Prof. Volkov on safety and biocompatibility assessment of innovative nanomaterials within the AMBER programme.


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  • Brian Callagy
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