Marina is a Researcher of the National Research Council of Italy at the Institute of Chemistry of Molecular Recognition in Milano, where she leads the projects on protein and peptide assays for diagnostics and biomarker discovery. She is currently Project Manager of the H2020 FET-OPEN project INDEX (Integrated nanoparticle isolation and detection system for complete on-chip analysis of exosomes).

Her research is focused on the development of new biomolecular methods for diagnosis and health monitoring, with a strong focus to system integration and technology development; ongoing projects include new analytical platforms for extracellular vesicles, point of care devices for infectious diseases, microarrays for allergy profiling and biomarker validation.

She has been PI in 4 National projects and staff scientist in 5 European projects. She is author of more than 70 peer reviewed papers, 5 invited reviews, 8 chapters in books (h-index 23 in Scopus and WOS) and served as Editor of the books Peptide Microarrays  1st and 2nd editions, Methods in Molecular Biology Series.

She holds the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Clinical Biochemistry.

She is a member of the Founders Board of EVIta (Italian Society for Extracellular Vesicles).

Contacts:  marina.cretich@cnr.it

Tel + 39 022850 0042