Diego Di Bernardo | AIChE

Diego Di Bernardo

Full Professor, University of Naples “Federico II” Principal Investigator
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM)

Diego di Bernardo graduated in Electronic Engineering in January 1997 from the University of Naples "Federico II". In 2001, he received the title of Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Newcastle, UK, in the lab of Prof Alan Murray. Until April 2002 he was PostDoc at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Center, UK in the lab of Dr Tim Hubbard, and then joined the lab of Prof Jim Collins in Boston, USA. In 2003, he  became Principal Investigator at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Naples, Italy and in 2015 he became  Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He is the author of over 150 publications. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Physiology of the American Physiological Society. His research aims at integrating Control Engineering with Molecular  Biology to enable automatic control of biological systems by means of microfluidics and synthetic biology  with the goal of designing robust transcriptional circuits to engineer mammalian cell-lines for biomedical and biotechnological applications.