Management Committee

Prof. Paolo Decuzzi

MINDED Principal Investigator

Paolo Decuzzi is the MINDED coordinator and the Director of the Laboratory of Nanotechnolgy for Precison Medicine at IIT.  

Prof. Stefano Gustincich

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.

Prof. Cristina Becchio

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.


Prof. Agnieszka Wykowska


Agnieszka Wykowska is the coordinator of the Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction line in MINDED and the director of the Laboratory for Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction (S4HRI) at IIT.


Maria Carmela Fierro

MINDED Programme Officer

IIT Research Organization Directorate | Projects Office

Maria Carmela joined IIT Project Office in November 2014. She is in charge of the administrative and financial management of projects funded by the European Commission, private Foundations, regional and national administrations.


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.


Valeria delle Cave

MINDED Programme Officer

IIT Media Relations and Digital Communications

Valeria delle Cave is in charge of science communication at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, 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.


Francesca Razzetti

MINDED Programme Officer

IIT Central Research Labs | Administrative Office

Administrative assistant of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics research lines at IIT.

Francesca initially joined IIT working at Human Capital and Organization Directorate (Personnel management), specializing in benefits, tax breaks and travels. Previous experience in human resources and communication  gained working and training in multinational companies.


Nicholas Dring

MINDED Programme Officer

IIT Research Organization Directorate | Digital

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.

Former Members

  • Francesca Razzetti
  • Arianna Pezzuolo
  • Laura Stefanelli
  • Alessandra Gastaldi

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