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Antonietta M. Gatti
Antonietta M. Gatti, PhD, is the co-founder and principal investigator of Nanodiagnostics srl. She is an International Fellow of the Societies of Biomaterials and Engineering, and is the coordinator of the Italian Institute of Technology’s Project of Nanoecotoxicology, called INESE. Dr. Gatti founded the association, Health, Law and Science in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a Member of the NANOTOX Cluster of the European Commission, and is a selected expert of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) for the safety in nanotechnological food.
Dr. Antonietta Gatti has an interdisciplinary background that ranges from physics, chemistry, biology, physiology and pathology. Dr. Gatti has 30 years of experience in research in the field of biomaterials and biocompatibility at national and international levels in various capacities.
Dr. Gatti received her PhD in Biomedical Technologies at the faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna, Italy where she was on the faculty in the Laboratory of Bioengineering and at the Orthopaedic Institutes. She is an undisputed expert of Nanopathology, Nanotoxicology, Environment, Ecotoxicity, Investigative and Personalized Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Forensic Pathology, Expert of Environment Sustainability, Nanotoxicology, Nanoecotoxicology, Risk assessment, Nanomaterials, Materials Biocompatibility, Biomaterials, Food Contamination, Scanning Electron Microscopy and x-ray microanalysis.
From 1979 to 2011, Dr. Gatti was Professor of Biomaterials at the University of Modena. She was a consultant for the European Commission as an expert to evaluate the European biomedical research projects “Biome 2” and “Innovation and Sustainable Growth” from 1998 – 2004. Since 2004, Dr. Gatti has been the scientific consultant and principal investigator of Nanodiagnostics srl, a start-up company for the European project “Nanopathology”. Dr. Gatti’s professional expertise is a widely recognized.
Dr. Gatti has been a Visiting Professor and lecturer in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, in Greece, the U.K, and the U.S. — at the Institute for Advanced Sciences Convergence – the U.S. Department of State. She was a consultant to the United Nations University in Washington for the Millenium project on the nanotechnologies in the Military Field; she was invited twice by the House of Lords to speak about “Depleted Uranium related diseases.” She was the international coordinator of the European Project DIPNA “Development of an integrated platform for nanoparticle analyses verifying their possible toxicity and eco-toxicity.
Since 2012, Dr. Gatti has been an Associate Professor of the Institute of Science and Technology of Ceramic Materials at the National Council of Research of Italy. She was a member of two scientific committees of the Italian Institute for the Standardization of tests on biomaterials and dental materials. Dr. Gatti was elected Smart Filter for the NASA Project S/MORE, a K-12 project providing behind-the-scenes access to examine the life sciences research conducted in space aboard the US Mir Station. Dr. Gatti was member of the European Task Force on” In-vitro Biocompatibility Tests” at the European Joint Research Centre of Ispra (Italy); she was a consultant for the Foundation for the Advancement in Science and Education for the New York Rescue Project for the victims and rescue workers of the Twin Tower Collapse; and she was a consultant to the Italian Governmental Commission on the Depleted Uranium diseases (4 different Commissions).
She is a Past-Governmental Consultant for the Depleted Uranium and President of the Association for Health, Law and Science located in Geneva, Switzerland; and is a Member of the Board of the Foundation “Lino Rossi”, Milan Dr. Gatti is a member of the CPCM of the Italian Ministry of Defense, and she has served numerous times as a consultant to the Public Prosecutor of the Criminal Courts in various Italian cases involving environmental pollutants and the health problems related to a Military Firing Range.
In 2012, Dr. Gatti was appointed International Fellow by the Union of the Societies of Biomaterials and Engineering in Chengdu (China); and was twice appointed as the co-organizer of the World Biomaterials Conference in Canada (2016) and in Glasgow, Scotland in 2020.
In 2002, Dr. Gatti was appointed coordinator of a European project called Nanopathology, through which she developed a new diagnostic tool. The results of this project are described in her books co-authored by her husband, Dr. Stefano Montanari: Nanopathology (2008) and Case Studies In Nanotoxicology And Particle Toxicology ( 2015). She uses the scanning microscopy to identify nanoparticles in biological samples, organic matrices, in food, in water, in plants.
Dr. Gatti’s publications are listed at ResearchGate; her publications include:
Dr. Antonietta Gatti and her husband Dr. Stefano Montanai. Dr. Gatti is supportive, performance-driven, and passionate while focusing on continual learning and development. And she takes pride in being a good mechanic of home appliances, and in her hobbies: glass painting, batik and embroidering.