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Elisa Mennitto

Chief Facilities Officer

Elisa obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2004 and her Specialization Degree in Medical Biology in 2006 (University of Siena). In March 2012, she obtained a Doctorate with the addition of the title “Doctor Europaeus” in Molecular Medicine (University of Siena). In the first year of her PhD, using various serological assays, she performed several clinical phase II, III and some pre-clinical studies to analyse the immunogenicity of influenza vaccines at the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Emanuele Montomoli. She spent the second year of her PhD program in London at the Health Protection Agency labs coordinated by Prof. M. Zambon, where she carried out several methods for the analysis of antibodies to avian and human Influenza strains, as well as cell lines cultures, influenza virus propagation and harvest from cell culture and eggs. She finished the last year of her PhD at VisMederi, where her main tasks were related to cell culture and serological assays such as Single Radial Haemolysis assay (SRH), Haemagglutination Inhibition assay (HI), Microneutralization assay (MN) and also ELISA assay for serological detection of anti-Pertussis, anti-Diphtheria and anti-Tetanus antibodies. In 2016, she became Head of Vismederi laboratories and she is currently working as Chief of Facilities and managing with her facilities group anything related to laboratories such as IOPQ, calibration and maintenance of equipment; reagents; warehouse and refill of labs; waste; badge activation and shift lab check. With the Unit Managers she plans the Lab activities. She collaborates with the Quality Department: SOP revision, change control and deviation related to laboratories.


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