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Valentina Bruno

Gynecology and Obstetrics - MED/40


Degree with honours in Medicine and Surgery in 2011 at Tor Vergata University in Rome. Leonardo da Vinci Project and Research Fellowship in Reproductive Immunology in 2012 at the Swedish University of Linköping. Specialisation with honours in 2018 in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Tor Vergata University. PhD in 2020 at the University of Linköping in the field of Reproductive Immunology.
Currently Gynecologist Oncologist at the National Cancer Institute “Regina Elena” in Rome (IFO), where she carries out clinical, surgical and research activities with a focus on transferring knowledge on immune tolerance processes at the maternal-fetal interface to the immune escape mechanisms in cancer. Ongoing basic and clinical-translational research activities at Linköping University, Tor Vergata University and National Cancer Institute “Regina Elena”.
Author of several scientific manuscripts in relevant international journals. Since 2017 reviewer of important international journals. Speaker in several relevant international congresses, including ASRI 2016, SIGO 2016, AGUI 2016, EBCOG 2018, ESRI 2018, SERGS 2018, PSOGI 2019, ESHRE 2019, AGUI 2018. Member of the “SEGi YOUNG” national working group.
Winner of several scientific awards and prizes, including the “Clinical Young Investigator Awards in Reproductive Immunology 2018” and the grant “Post-Doctoral Fellowships – Year 2021”, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi.
She has participated in the team of funded research projects, such as University Tor Vergata’s call for proposals “Mission Sustainability” in 2016 and the Ministry of Health’s call for targeted research in 2019, Young Researcher section, in the role of co-PI.
She has developed, at the Swedish University of Linköping, expertise and autonomy in the laboratory methods of basic research in the field of immunology, applied to reproduction, with particular focus on the isolation of cell lines and cell cultures (macrophages, T lymphocytes, trophoblastic cell line HTR-8, placenta explants, trophoblastic cells from chorionic villus cultures, cell lines from endometrial biopsies), immunophenotyping, fluorocytometry, functional immunological studies, ELISA and Luminex.
She has been teaching “Methodology of Scientific Research” (A.Y.2017-2018) and “Pathophysiology of Human Reproduction” (A.Y.2018-2019) in the Degree Course of Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata. In A.Y. 2018-2019 External Lecturer for the course “Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy”, Biochemical Nanotechnologies in Medicine within the Degree Course in Biomedical Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata. During A.Y. 2020-2021 Expert Lecturer in the subject “Gynecological and Reproductive Immunology”, Postgraduate School in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Catholic University of Tirana “Our Lady of Good Counsel”, Tirana, Albania.