Tiziano Serra

Research Scientist, Focus Area Leader Sound Guided Tissue Regeneration, PhD
AO Research Institute Davos (ARI)
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 81 414 23 25

Dr Tiziano Serra is a materials engineer from Lecce (Italy), received a PhD (cum laude) at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain, 2014) with a thesis on the development of bioactive composite scaffolds by 3-D printing for bone tissue engineering. He was postdoctoral fellow at University College London (UCL) working on design and development of 3-D printed patient specific medical devices.

Since October 2016, his research activities at ARI are articulated around the translation of innovative biofabrication technologies for the repair of musculoskeletal disorders and development of cutting-edge 3-D in vitro disease models for drug screening and personalized medicine through acoustic and magnetic stimuli for contactless cell assembly. Tiziano is the inventor of sound induced morphogenesis (SIM) technology, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of mimiX Biotherapeutics.

For his expertise in biomaterials and biofabrication, Tiziano was the recipient of ISBF Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Biofabrication (2018), BRIDGE Fellowhip from SNSF-Innosuisse (2017), Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat from the Technical University of Catalonia (2016), and Julia Polak European Doctoral Award from European Society of Biomaterials (2015).

Tiziano is member of the Steering committee of ITN MSCA Premurosa project "Precision medicine for musculoskeletal regeneration, prosthetics, and active ageing", the FLAMIN-GO project, "From pathobiology to synovia on chip: driving rheumatoid arthritis to the precision medicine goal", and the STRATAGEM New diagnostic and therapeutic tools against multidrug resistant tumours. Cost Action17104.



Selected scientific publications

Petta D, Basoli V, Pellicciotta D, Tognato R, Barcik J, Arrigoni C, Della Bella E, Armiento AR, Candrian C, Richards RG, Alini M, Moretti M, Eglin D, Serra T.

Sound-induced morphogenesis of multicellular systems for rapid orchestration of vascular networks.

2020 Biofabrication 13 015004


Augurio A, Cortelletti P, Tognato R, Rios A, Levato R, Malda J, Alini M, Eglin D, Giancane G, Speghini A, Serra T. A

Multifunctional Nanocomposite Hydrogel for Endoscopic Tracking and Manipulation.

(2020) Adv. Int. Syst., 2019, 1900105.


Tognato R, Armiento AR, Bonfrate V, Levato R, Malda J, Alini M, Eglin D, Giancane G, Serra T.

A Stimuli‐Responsive Nanocomposite for 3D Anisotropic Cell‐Guidance and Magnetic Soft Robotic.

(2019) Adv. Funct. Mater., 29, 1804647.

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