Team of Trainers

Ronan O’Kennedy

Bioprocess Development of mammalian and microbial derived therapeutics, cell culture, fermentation, process scale up, tech transfer, Quality by Design, multivariate statistics, process control, process monitoring, academic collaboration. Experience in GSK, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies.

Saba Khan

Highly experienced Senior Scientist with over 15 years of experience in research, academic, commercial and public sector environments (University of Manchester, NHS). Expertise on scientific projects, research studies or laboratory operations.

Martin Smith

Providing Bioprocess consultancy support across a range of modalities from monoclonal antibodies, viral vectors, recombinant proteins, cultivated meat and more. Experience in Lonza, Merck, Menarini Biotech UK, Catalent.

Leonardo Sibilio

Biopharma professional with more than 20 years of experience in Process Development and GMP Manufacturing in CDMOs and R&D in monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, and viral vectors. Experience in Menarini Biotech, IBI-Lorenzini, Reithera.

Andrea Conidi, Ph.D

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the K.U.Leuven (Belgium), Andrea moved to the department of Cell Biology at the Erasmus MC (the Netherlands) and recently joined the private sector. Expert in R and Python to analyze, intersect and visualize functional omics (genomics and proteomics) data.

Alfredo Francisco Martinez Mogarra

Biopharma professional and CSO of the Biotech Academy in Rome with more than 30 years of experience in leading CDMOs in several fields, such as monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, viral vectors., and DNA. Experience in Merck-Serono, Amgen, Genzyme, Menarini, 3P Pharmaceuticals


Dario Cecchi, Ph.D

Master of Science in Molecular and Industrial Biotechnologies and Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Trento. Currently employed at the Microscale Robotics Laboratory at the Biorobotics Institute of Sant’Anna School for Advanced Sciences in Pisa. Expert in engineering approach of synthetic biology and DNA assembly, genetic circuit design, in vivo and in vitro protein expression, liposome preparation, and artificial cells.

Igor Gorsky

Proven track record in building Validation organizations, establishing and implementing validation policies and training programs. Direct personal interface with FDA, MHRA, ANVISA and other regulatory organizations. Strong technical skills and extensive publication history along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.


Federica Gozzi

Federica is a freelance English teacher and translator with a master’s degree in foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Bologna and a post-graduate specialization in translation into English from the Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori of Pisa. She has over 20 years of experience teaching English at all levels, including Business English, Cambridge exam preparation, and specialized courses. She collaborates with vocational training centers, private professionals, and biomedical companies. Additionally, she works as a technical and biomedical English teacher at ITS Biomedicale in Mirandola and is a translator and proofreader in medical, biomedical, and pharmaceutical fields, proficient in English and German to Italian translation.

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