In the period from June 1 to July 31, at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health we had the opportunity to host a student from Italy, Linda Schiasselloni, from the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Università degli Studi di Milano. As part of the Erasmus + program, Linda participated in professional practice on the scientific project Phoenix, under the guidance of dr. sc. Ivana Vinković Vrček.
During her practice, Linda participated in various project activities aimed at profiling the efficacy and safety of drug nanoformulations in rodent models. She was involved in all phases of experiments dealing with the assessment of biomarkers of oxidative stress in different organs and tissues of animals treated with nanoformulations of drugs.
During her traineeship, Linda also gained basic knowledge about GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) practices in the housing of laboratory animals and preclinical testing in rodent models. Furthermore, she perfected the skills of using laboratory animals in preclinical trials of nanopharmaceuticals. She also gained knowledge about biochemical tests and methods for assessing the toxicity of nanomaterials using in vivo models. Linda also improved her knowledge of the application of nanomaterials in biomedicine.
This professional traineeship enabled Linda to acquire important skills and knowledge in the field of nanomedicine, especially in relation to the application of nanomaterials in biomedicine. Linda actively participated in the research and showed commitment and ability in carrying out the assigned tasks. Her participation has contributed to the progress of the Phoenix project, and the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health is pleased with the successful collaboration with Linda and the Università degli Studi di Milano.