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Maria Serena Fabbrini

Maria Serena Fabbrini, research scientist, consultant. Achievements include patents for procedure for expression of toxic secretary chimaeras in eukaryotic cells; patents pending for P. pastoris as a host for secretion of ribosome-inactivating protein chimaeras. Grantee, Biotechnology National Research Plan. National Research Council, 1998—2000, Italian Association Cancer Research, 2001-2003.

Background

  • Fabbrini, Maria Serena Daughter of Orazio Catullo Fabbrini and Elena Grechi.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Languages, European School Varese, Italy, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, University Milan, 1987.

    Career

    • Fellow plant biology Institute Cerealicoltura -Ministero Agriculture Foreste, Bergamo, Italy, 1988—1989. Consultant molecular and cellular biology human endothelin-1 research project Farmitalia-Carlo Erba Pharmaceutical Company, Milan, 1990—1991. Staff scientist biotechnology unit HSR-Dibit S. Raffaele Science Institute, 1992—2004.

      Science grant manager Telethon Science Office, 2005. Researcher IBBA-National Research Council, since 2006. Consultant Leukaemiabusters Charity, Southampton, England, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents for procedure for expression of toxic secretary chimaeras in eukaryotic cells. Patents pending for P. pastoris as a host for secretion of ribosome-inactivating protein chimaeras.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals (Biotec Award Amgen Dompè-Special Mention, 1998).

    Membership

    Democratic delegate, supporter Lista Civic Vittorio Beretta, Cologno Monzese, Italy, 2004—2005. Member of Association Biologia Cellulare Delle Sviluppo.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, dance, swimming.

    Connections

    • Married Luca Benatti, December 19, 1989. Children: Davide Mattia Benatti, Bianca Maria Benatti. Life partner Giovanni Battista Castellana (deceased January 1, 1987).

      1 child Simone Jonas Castellana.
    • father: Orazio Catullo Fabbrini
    • mother: Elena Grechi
    • spouse: Luca Benatti
    • children: Davide Mattia Benatti Fabbrini
    • Bianca Maria Benatti Fabbrini
    • Simone Jonas Castellana Fabbrini
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    • 1977
      European School Varese
    • 1987
      University Milan
    • 1988 - 1989
      Fellow, plant biology Institute Cerealicoltura -Ministero Agriculture Foreste
      Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy
    • 1990 - 1991
      consultant, molecular and cellular biology human endothelin-1 research project Farmitalia-Carlo Erba Pharmaceutical Company
      Milan, Illinois, United States
    • 1992 - 2004
      staff scientist, biotechnology unit HSR-Dibit S. Raffaele Science Institute
    • 2005
      science grant manager, Telethon Science Office
    • 2006
      researcher, IBBA-National Research Council