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Wed, Jan 30 2019|

31 January 2019 The Head of Strategy and Scientific Affairs Maria Grazia Magro, the Head of Operations Patrick Vincent and the Head of President Office Cecilia Cattaneo will take office at Human Technopole – MIND Milano Innovation District.

The Head of Strategy and Scientific Affairs Maria Grazia Magro will support the Director Iain Mattaj in the operational and strategic activities, including the definition of Human Technopole scientific strategy and project development.

Maria Grazia Magro has a background in molecular cell biology. She holds a master’s level Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy) and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the International Max Planck Research School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering and the TU Dresden (Dresden, Germany). Maria Grazia has more than ten years of experience in both basic research and science management at top-level international research institutions, mainly in Germany.

The Head of Operations Patrick Vincent will follow the development of the administrative structure at Human Technopole, in concert with the Director. Patrick holds several positions of Direction of Research and Development in multinational life sciences companies, mostly in Europe, USA and Asia. In particular, he was responsible, as Administrative Director, for setting up the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology (OIST), the first truly international research centre in Japan.

The Head of President Office Cecilia Cattaneo has more than fifteen years of experience as executive assistant and office manager at top management levels in international research centres and multinational companies. At Human Technopole Cecilia will work with the President on the main governance issues.

The Human Technopole Foundation is pleased to announce this further step for the constitution of a world-class research centre in the EXPO Milan area. The three managers will join the Director and the administrative officers already working in Palazzo Italia.


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