ERC: Giulia Pasqual

Download Project: SYNVIVO - Revealing dendritic cell-CD4+ T cell communication by using synthetic biology in vivo (2020- 2025)

Giulia Pasqual


ERC Grantee: Giulia Pasqual

Department: Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology

Total Contribution: Euro 2.000.000,00

Project Duration in months: 60

Start Date: 01/02/2020
End Date: 31/01/2025

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Giulia Pasqual is Associate Professor of Immunology at the Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology.

S he completed her Master degree in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Padova in 2007 and obtained a PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2011. From 2012 to 2018 Dr. Pasqual was a postdoctoral fellow first at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later at the Rockefeller University, USA. During this period, she was awarded several international research fellowships, including the Swiss National Science Foundation Mobility Fellowship, the Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship and the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship. Her scientific achievements have been recognized by the Career Development Award from the Rockefeller University (2017) and by the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation (finalist, 2018). In 2019 she established her independent research laboratory at the University of Padova thanks to the Young Investigator Program “Rita Levi Montalcini” granted by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. Her research activity is focused on the immune system, with particular interest on how communication between different cell types orchestrates the immune response. In 2019 she was also awarded an ERC Starting Grant for the project SYNVIVO (2020-2025) to develop innovative technologies to track interactions between antigen-presenting cells and T cells, with the ultimate goal of revealing the molecular pathways governing the T cell response in vivo.