Visiting Associate Professor of Biology
Education: PhD University of Sassari
Research Websites: ImmuneNano-lab, University of Padua Italy
Research Areas: 2Dimensional materials; Systems immunology; nanotechnology, space biology
Dr. Lucia Gemma Delogu is currently leading the ImmuneNano-lab (www.delogulab.eu). at the University of Padua, Italy. Delogu has a scientitific background related to nanotechnology, immunology, and applied biochemistry. She served the University of Sassari, Italy, as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry (2012-2017). She has worked at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (2007-2009). Delogu has been appointed as Senior Visiting Professor under the “Program Excellence in Science” at Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany (2016, 2017). In 2011, she was selected as one of the “200 Best Young Talents of Italy” from the Italian Ministry of Youth (Rome, Italy). She has received several awards, including the Marie S. Curie Individual Fellow under Horizon 2020 by the European Commission (ProfessorXinliang. Feng lab), the “Medicine, Biology e Nanotechnology Award” in 2012 from the Association of GianFranco Del Prete and the “Bedside to bench & Back Lecture Series Achievement Award” from the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA (2013). She served the European Commission as an invited expert for different review panels of FP7 and Horizon 2020. She has been granted by the University of Padua for "STARS", a highly competitive call, with a project on MXenes material biomedical applications. She has been the scientific coordinator of two interdisciplinary European Projects (G-IMMUNOMICS and CARBO-IMMAP) on nanomedicine and nanosafety involving ten leading Institutions in EU and extra EU Countries including China, USA, and Qatar. She is head of the biology section for the project funded by the European Space Agency, Whiskies, on wound healing, nanomaterials, and immune cell interaction for applications on the hearth and in Space.