Alessandra Ferlini is medical geneticist and neurologist, professor in medical genetics, and director of the Medical Genetics Unit at the University of Ferrara (Italy), and also an Honorary visiting professor at the University College London.
She achieved her PhD in London (1995-1999) under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Muntoni, at the Neuromuscular Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, she was back in Italy in 2000 and started her activity as a medical geneticist in Ferrara. She coordinated several EU research grants, was Chair of the Working Group on Biomarkers within the IRDiRC, the International Rare Disease alliance (www.irdirc.org), is a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Genetic Task of the EURO-NMD European Reference Network. She is currently PI in trials for muscular dystrophy. Her researches are focused on genomics, transcriptomics and novel therapeutic strategies in muscular dystrophies. She is healthcare provider-HCP European Reference Networks. She now coordinates the EU-IMI project Screen4care focus on genomic newborn screening and digital health.