Paolo Decuzzi

MINDED Principal Investigator

IIT Senior Researcher TT (TT2)

Paolo Decuzzi is a senior researcher and director of the Laboratory of Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova, Italy.

Stefano Gustincich


IIT Senior Researcher - Research Director

Stefano Gustincich is the coordinator of the Molecular Neuroscience line in MINDED and the director of the Laboratory of Non-coding RNAs and RNA-based Therapeutics at IIT.

Cristina Becchio


IIT Senior Scientist ERC

Cristina Becchio is the coordinator of the Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics line in MINDED and the director of the Laboratory for Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience at IIT.


Valeria delle Cave

MINDED Programme Officer

IIT Media Relations and Digital Communications

Valeria delle Cave is the person in charge of science communication at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, where she works since 2010. She coordinates activities with the mass media, operates as senior science writer, gives support to the organization of public events and participates in the definition of IIT communication strategy.


Gabriele Ballero

MINDED Programme Officer

IIT Research Organization Directorate
Projects Office

Gabriele Ballero has a consolidated experience in managing and supervising research projects. He coordinates IIT Projects Office since 2009. The office manages a portfolio of over 250 external funded research projects, 138 of which financed by EU funding programmes as FP7 and H2020. Projects Office makes available highly qualified staff with experience in management from a scientific viewpoint as well as from an administrative perspective.


Arianna Pezzuolo

MINDED Programme Assistant

MINDED Administrator

Arianna Pezzuolo has been involved in different administrative area in IIT acquiring a strong experience in human resources, research operations and project management. She is responsible of coordinating and developing projects within quality, schedule and financial constraints as well as being the admistrative point of contact for the whole group and its stakeholders.


Nicholas Dring

MINDED Programme Officer

IIT Research Organization Directorate

Head of Digital at the IIT, responsible for internal and external graphic design and institutional websites. Digital office collaborates with other offices, departments and centres to create websites that help get the IIT message across to the world.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754490.

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