Daniele Bizzarri (1993) started his PhD research in April 2019 at the Molecular Epidemiology department of the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) under the supervision of Dr. Ir. Erik van den Akker.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Clinical Engineering in December 2015 from “La Sapienza University of Rome”, in Italy. His bachelor thesis project consists of a computational microdosimetric study on the effect of a pulsed signal (used in the clinic for electromagnetic stimulation) on a neuronal cell.
Daniele continued his studies with a degree in Biomedical Engineering at “La Sapienza University of Rome”, graduating with honors in 2018. During his master’s he won an Erasmus+ Scholarship to study for 6 months at TU Delft, in the Netherlands. In the master, he focused on bioinformatics and computational biology. Therefore, he concluded his studies with a thesis focused on the study of network medicine, the application of complex network theories to biological networks (i.e. protein-protein interaction networks, multi-omics networks, etc.) for identifying, treating and preventing complex diseases.
Daniele’s PhD research will focus on the construction of predictive models of human health and biological aging, based on molecular measurements of multiple -omics levels (i.e., metabolomics, methylomics, etc.), with the aim of gaining a better understanding of the inter-individual variability of the immune and metabolic system. This project is part of the BBMRI(-NL) Consortium (https://www.bbmri.nl/)