Dr Alessandra Longo


Education: degree in Biological Sciences (Biosanitary address), a master degree in Biomedicine, a Ph. D. in Cellular and Developmental Biology with the addition of the title of "Doctor Europaeus" and the II level Master in "Applied Biotechnologies and Bioinformatics in the Study and Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases ".
Qualified as a biologist and registered in the National Order of Biologists section A.
Since 2013 she has been working at the National Research Council, initially as a research fellow at the Institute of Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology (IBIM) and since 2014 she became a temporary researcher; since 2018 Permanent researcher at the same institute, and to date at the Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation (IRIB) (Palermo).

She carries out her research activity in the field of Molecular and Translational Biomedicine, studying, in in vitro and ex vivo human model systems, the mechanisms of immunotoxicity and immunomodulation induced by environmental pollutants of anthropogenic origin and by allergenic molecules.

Research lines:
- Innovative strategies for the treatment of allergic diseases.

Participation in the following projects:

- CISAS “International Center for Advanced Studies on Environment, Ecosystem and Human Health”. The CISAS study is a multidisciplinary research project on the relationship between environment and health approved by the MIUR and carried out with CIPE funding (resolution 105/2015 of 23/12/2015). In the context of the activities of WP5 "Molecular Epidemiology", the experimental activities fall under Task 5.3 entitled "In vitro, ex vivo and in vivo studies of immunotoxicity and immunomodulation";
- BOW “Biogenic Organotropic Wetsuits”; H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019, Start-end date: 2020-2024