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Natalia Meani

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Natalia Meani

Strategy and Scientific Affairs


After obtaining my Masters degree in Biology, I moved to the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Department of Experimental Oncology, to work as a scientist in cancer biology in Prof. Pelicci's group. The international, competitive and highly exciting environment, allowed me to develop skills in genomics, proteomics, cell biology and mouse model systems.During these years, I also learnt how to manage a scientific project independently, to present it to the scientific community and to translate my findings into publications. I learnt to deal with difficulties without becoming discouraged and I am proud to say that all projects I worked on were published.

Excited by a unique opportunity that was presented to me, in 2010 I accepted a laboratory manager position to set up and organize from the ground up a translational research lab comprising IEO’s Molecular Medicine Program. This involved coordinating various activities including buying new equipment, establishing state-ofthe-art research facilities, managing incoming personnel, and taking responsibility of day-to-day activities in the program. I closely followed up the ongoing research to provide scientist with the best technological tools available, and I organised meetings with biotech suppliers to introduce cutting-edge technologies to the scientists.

In 2016 I started a new job as Product Specialist in TwinHelix, a small company providing products and services for research. Here I improved my knowledge of the Life Science market and became more familiar with market dynamics and communication. I was responsible for the assigned product portfolio and I had to meet sales target by developing strategies to maximize revenues. To this extent, I managed, trained and supported sales agents in their area, providing them simplified contents in order they could transfer the essential of the products to the customer. I also looked for new prospect customers and products, and organized events such as seminars, workshop or congress sponsorship to promote our brand.

Since 2017, I have started a new position at Human Technopole where I am actually involved in the activities related to the promotion of the project, supporting the design and development of contents for the website, and the organization of events and activities aimed at promoting the project.