Dr Federica Giordani
- Research Assistant (Parasitology)
telephone: 0141 330 5276
Dr. Federica Giordani is a post-doctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology in Glasgow. After a Master Degree in Biological Sciences/Genetics obtained at the University of Parma (Italy) in 2005, she kept working at the same institution as a researcher till 2007, focusing on assessment of the mutagenic risk of environmental matrices and of new anti-cancer and anti-parasitic leads. She then moved to the University of Glasgow, where she obtained her PhD in 2011, working on new fluorescence-based diagnostics for trypanosomiasis, supervised by Prof. Michael P. Barrett. As a research associate in the same lab, Dr. Giordani has continued working on drug discovery for trypanosomiasis and other neglected tropical diseases.
Drug discovery for parasitic diseases (in particular for trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis) is Dr. Giordani's main research interest. Working together with other academic institutions, non-profit organizations and private industry, she has contributed to several projects on this subject, gathering data on activity, mode of action and mechanisms of resistance of new leads. Her current project aims at establishing a long-term pipeline of new drugs to treat animal African trypanosomiasis, in collaboration with GALVmed. Management and control of communicable diseases, as well as their diagnosis, are all related themes of interest.