Ing. Giannini Daniela
She graduated in Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Rome
“La Sapienza” in 2008. In September 2017, she defended her PhD thesis, titled “Spatial analysis of photoreceptor mosaic from Adaptive Optics images of the human retina” in Statistics (XXIX cycle) in the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
After graduation, she won a public competition of CNR for a research fellow as Engineer in the Institute of Crystallography (CNR), in this period she was responsible for the management and scientific reporting of different National and International Research Projects (call Filas, FP7, Eurostars, etc ...), in the biosensors field.
From 2011 to 2013, she was research fellow in the ISS (within the Italy-USA Project "The assessment of the timing and effects of retinal neuroprotection in ABCR related retinal degenerations", responsible Eng. A. Fadda), in this period she studied methods for the assessment of the retinal photoreceptors activity by use of electrophysiology (FERG and PERG) and imaging (OCT) in patients with rare retinal diseases, undertaken to neuroprotective therapies.
Since 2014, she starts to collaborate as researcher in the GB Bietti Foundation on various projects related to high-resolution imaging of the retina in patients via adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy and to the evaluation of an innovative treatment for the cure of keratoconus.
Her technical skills pertain to the biomedical imaging, the biostatistics and the biomedical engineering applied to vision science. Her research activity deals with the development of new algorithms for the processing of eye images for diagnostics purpose (segmentation, registration, feature extraction), to develop new way to support the clinician in the diagnosis with very objective information.