Elena Bravo

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Dr Elena Bravo

Professional Title: Researcher

Primary domain: Biobanking network - Biological material policy and best practice - Biobanking normation -

Organization name: Istituto Superiore Sanità (ISS)

Organization type: Government/Public Services

City / Country: Rome - Italy


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Elena Bravo is Senior researcher at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute, ISS) in Rome. After graduation in Biochemistry at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, and postgraduate formation in Clinical Chemistry, her research focused on metabolism of cholesterol, lipoproteins, and body lipid homeostasis. From 2009 she is contributing to the Italian participation to BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure) and for this infrastructure she is actually the delegate of the Italian representative in European legal consortium BBMRI-ERIC, Member of National the Governance committee and responsible for the Secretariat of BBMRI-Italy at the ISS. She coordinated the project for the optimization of the Italian Network of Biobanks and to the construction of the Italian hub of population biobanks (HIBP). Her activity includes quality bioresource policy and management. She promotes implementation of publishing good practices and of the guideline “CoBRA” for the standardization of reporting bioresource use in scientific articles. Currently, she is member of the Working group on Biobanking within the international ISO-Technical Committee 276 on Biotechnology and is the scientific responsible for the collaborative project ISS-CNR “The Italian Network of Biobanks and BioMolecular Resources (BBMRI-it)