Dr. Laura Farina
Dr Laura Farina is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie MedTrain Fellow at CÚRAM in the Translational Medical Device Lab at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She studied at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where she received her B.Sc. in Clinical Engineering in 2010, her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 and her Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology – Applied Electromagnetism in 2017. Her PhD research activity was focused on the experimental and numerical characterization of the electromagnetic, thermal and physical changes undergone by tissues treated with microwave ablation procedures. Her research goal was the development of a simple model that would allow controlling and predicting the treated tissue, increasing the safety and efficacy of microwave-based thermal treatments and supporting the physicians in the clinical assessment; and furthermore, potentially suitable for implementation in computer-assisted simulations of clinical treatments. Her current research is focused on a novel microwave ablation system capable of identifying and destroying shallow adrenal adenomas.
She worked within different laboratories (in Italy, Israel, Czech Republic, Malta) collaborating with national and international academic, medical and industry partners, taking part in different projects involving nanoparticle manipulation, dielectric spectroscopy, microwave ablation and imaging.