Elena Ambrosino (E.)

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Dr. Elena Ambrosino has a degree in Medical Biotechnology (summa cum laude) from the University of Torino Medical School (Torino, Italy), and a PhD with distinction in Immunology and Cellular Biology for the work she performed at the National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, USA). She has worked several years in the field of cancer immunoregulation and immunotherapy (including optimization of anti-cancer vaccines).

She then obtained an Advanced Master in International Health from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Basel, Switzerland and TropEd Network).

In 2008, she was awarded a fellowship by the French Foundation for Scientific Cooperation to work in Marseille at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Marseille, France). There, she conducted research in the field of clinical and genetic epidemiology of P. falciparum malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2009, she moved to Maastricht University where she is currently Associate Professor within the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology.

Dr. Ambrosino combines her background in biomedical sciences and international public health. She has international experience in wet lab and field research in, Italy, France, USA, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Burkina Faso, and consultancy experience in Mexico, Angola and  Mozambique.

Dr. Ambrosino is extensively involved in education in the public health and biomedical fields and in research on reproductive health, maternal health and sexually transmitted diseases. Furthermore, she is currently Associate Editor for the journals 'PLoS one', ‘International Health’ and 'Frontiers in Medicine/Public Health', and collaborates with non-profit organizations working in the field of global health and tropical medicine.

Past and current academic leadership and management roles include: member Management Team Research School GROW; Programme Leader (Division Development) Research School GROW; PhD coordinator Research School GROW; member Committee for Strategic Agenda setting GRiP (cross-school initiative in genetics, reproduction and paediatrics); member Faculty PhD Committee.