22 February 2017
Dr Lucia Monaco, the Chief Scientific Officer at Fondazione Telethon and a member of RD-Connect, has received the EURORDIS Scientific Award 2017 for cutting edge scientific developments and great impact on rare diseases.
Dr Lucia Monaco graduated in chemistry in Pavia, Italy and was trained in biochemistry in the Iowa City, USA and in molecular biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. As the Chief Scientific Officer at the Fondazione Telethon, she supported international rare disease research, largely through her engagement in the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC).
Dr Monaco has developed Fondazione Telethon’s Rare Disease Programme and shaped the key research infrastructure for rare diseases, especially those related to biobanking and data sharing via EuroBioBank and RD-Connect.
Her enthusiasm and dedication inspires scientists and clinicians to get involved in rare diseases research. RD-Connect congratulates Lucia on her achievements and receiving the prestigious Award!