Engineer EPFL, PhD Student
Alessandro Aliotta graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL) in 2016 as an Engineer in Life Sciences and Technologies (MSc) with a specialization in Molecular Medicine. He worked as research assistant in the Blood products research laboratory at the Interregional blood transfusion CRS (Epalinges, Switzerland), on research projects related to blood platelet concentrate storage lesions and pathogen inactivation procedure impact (2013-2014). His master's project was undertaken at the University hospitals of Geneva in the Translational biomarker group (Pr. JC Sanchez), working on blood-circulating microvesicles for the research of early toxicity biomarkers in patients that encountered paracetamol liver toxicity (2015-2016). In November 2016, Alessandro joined the research group of Pr. Alberio to perform his PhD studies. He is interested in the processes involved in platelet procoagulant activity and their clinical impact. His project focusses on developing flow cytometric methods to investigate intracellular signaling pathways and mechanisms underlying formation of procoagulant COAT platelets.