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Dr. Dania Movia

Senior Research Fellow (Trinity Translational Medicine Institute)
TRINITY CENTRE, S J H

Senior Research Fellow (CRANN)


Dr Dania Movia is a Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Biological Characterization of Advanced Materials (LBCAM), part of the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute (TTMI) of Trinity College Dublin. Also, she is a part-time lecturer (2016-present) at the School of Medicine of Trinity College Dublin, where she teaches on the MSc in Molecular Medicine, and mentors students from various undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Dania was awarded an MSc in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies (1st with honors) at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Trieste (Italy) (2007), the national accreditation to the Italian pharmacists' registers (2008) and a PhD in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) (2012). PI in the recently funded John Hopkins' CAAT grant (2018-2020); awardee of Irish Research Council (IRC) Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017); awarded the AMBER Director's Fund (2015), CRANN Pathfinder Fellowship (2012-2013) and IRCSET Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2008-2011); received a research award in recognition of the publication of an internationally peer-reviewed article of the highest quality (CRANN Institute, TCD, 2012). Her research interests are: ► Design and preclinical testing of oncological nanomedicine products; ► Development and implementation of tissue-mimetic in vitro models for animal testing reduction ("3Rs principle") in cancer research; ► Nanosafety and nanotoxicology.
  Alternatives to Animal Testing   Biology   Biomaterials   Cellular Biology   Imaging Techniques   In vitro alternatives to animal studies   In vitro testing, trial methods   Lung cancer   Medicinal Chemistry   Nanochemistry   Nanomedicine   Nanotechnology   Pancreatic cancer   Physical Chemistry   Spectroscopy
 Pre-clinical models for predicting the toxicity, absorption and biodistribution of inhaled nanomaterials in humans
 INEDITED - Improve NanomEDIcine Translation into clinical lung cancEr Drugs
 CRANN Pathfinder Fellowship
 Post-graduate EMBARK Scheme scholarship

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Reviewer for international scientific journals. Present
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EACR (European Association for Cancer Research) membership.
Nanotoxicity in cancer research: technical protocols and tips considerations for the use of 3D tumour spheroids in, editor(s)Ferreira de Castro Gomes Andreia, Sárria Pereira Passos Marisa. , Unraveling the Safety Profile of Nanoscale Particles and Materials - From Biomedical to Environmental Applications, InTech, 2018, [Movia D., Prina-Mello A.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Adriele Prina-Mello, Namrata Jain, Baiyun Liu, Jason I. Kilpatrick, Melissa A. Tutty, Alan P. Bell, Suzanne P Jarvis, Yuri Volkova, Dania Movia, Culturing substrates influence the morphological, mechanical and biochemical features of lung adenocarcinoma cells cultured in 2D or 3D, Tissue and Cell, 50, 2018, p15 - 30, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cristina Multari, Marta Miola, Sara Ferraris, Dania Movia, Kristina Žužek Rožman, Nina Kostevšek, Antonia Follenzi, Enrica Verné, Adriele Prina-Mello, Synthesis and characterization of silica-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles and interaction with pancreatic cancer cells, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Di Cristo, L. and Maguire, C.M. and Mc Quillan, K. and Aleardi, M. and Volkov, Y. and Movia, D. and Prina-Mello, A., Towards the identification of an in vitro tool for assessing the biological behavior of aerosol supplied nanomaterials, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, (4), 2018, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Movia D., Di Cristo L., Alnemari R., McCarthy J. E., Moustaoui H., Lamy de la Chapelle M., Spadavecchia J., Volkov Y., Prina-Mello A., The curious case of how mimicking physiological complexity in in vitro models of the human respiratory system influences the inflammatory responses. A preliminary study focused on gold nanoparticles, Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine, 2, (2), 2017, p110 - 130, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Moore C., Movia D., Smith R., Hanlon D., Lebre F., Lavelle E., Byrne H., Coleman J., Volkov Y., McIntyre J., Industrial grade 2D molybdenum disulphide (MoS2): an in vitro exploration of the impact on cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, and inflammation, 2D Materials, 4, (2), 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Multilayered nanoparticles for personalized medicine: translation into clinical markets in, editor(s)Raj Bawa, Gerald F. Audette, Israel Rubinstein , Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine: Nanoparticles, Imaging, Therapy and Clinical Applications, Pan Stanford Publishing, 2016, pp299 - 318, [Dania Movia, Craig Poland, Lang Tran, Yuri Volkov, Adriele Prina-Mello], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Moustaoui H, Movia D, Dupont N, Bouchemal N, Casale S, Djaker N, Savarin P, Prina-Mello A, De La Chapelle M.L, Spadavecchia J, Tunable Design of Gold(III)-Doxorubicin Complex-PEGylated Nanocarrier. the Golden Doxorubicin for Oncological Applications, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, (31), 2016, p19946 - 19957, Notes: [Export Date: 13 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Spadavecchia J, Movia D, Moore C, Maguire CM, Moustaoui H, Casale S, Volkov Y, Prina-Mello A, Targeted polyethylene glycol gold nanoparticles for the treatment of pancreatic cancer: from synthesis to proof-of-concept in vitro studies., International journal of nanomedicine, 11, 2016, p791-822 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Dekkers S, Oomen AG, Bleeker EA, Vandebriel RJ, Micheletti C, Cabellos J, Janer G, Fuentes N, Vázquez-Campos S, Borges T, Silva MJ, Prina-Mello A, Movia D, Nesslany F, Ribeiro AR, Leite PE, Groenewold M, Cassee FR, Sips AJ, Dijkzeul A, van Teunenbroek T, Wijnhoven SW, Towards a nanospecific approach for risk assessment., Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, 80, 2016, p46-59 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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Movia D., Spadavecchia J., Moustaoui H., Moore C., Maguire C.M., Casale S., Prina-Mello A., Targeted polyethylene glycol gold nanoparticles for the treatment of pancreatic cancer: from synthesis to a proof-of-concept in vitro studies, 10th International Cancer Conference 2016, session: "Advances in targeted therapies/Precision Medicine", Dublin, Ireland , 17-18/10/2016, 2016, Notes: [Talk], Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Movia D., Prina-Mello Y., INEDITED - Improve NanomEDIcine Translation into clinical lung cancEr Drugs, European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Conference Series "Goodbye Flat Biology: Models, Mechanisms and Microenvironment", Berlin, Germany , 02-05/10/2016, 2016, Notes: [Poster presentation], Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Movia D., Alnemari R., Volkov Y., Prina-Mello A., The influence of in vitro complexity on detectable inflammatory responses induced by gold nanoparticles, European Society For Alternatives To Animal Testing (EUSAAT) Congress 2016, Linz, Austria , 24-27/08/2016, 2016, Notes: [Poster presentation - STRONG ACCEPTED], Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Susan Dekkers, Agnes G Oomen, Eric AJ Bleeker, Rob J Vandebriel, Christian Micheletti, Joan Cabellos, Gemma Janer, Natalia Fuentes, Socorro Vázquez-Campos, Teresa Borges, Maria João Silva, Adriele Prina-Mello, Dania Movia, Fabrice Nesslany, Ana Ribeiro, Paulo Emílio Leite, Monique Groenewold, Flemming R Cassee, Adrienne JAM Sips, Aart Dijkzeul, Tom van Teunenbroek, Susan WP Wijnhoven, NANoREG Deliverable D 5.8-Decision tree for risk assessment of MNMs , 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Movia D., Spadavecchia J., Moustaoui H., Moore C., Maguire C.M., Casale S., Prina-Mello A., Targeted polyethylene glycol gold nanoparticles for the treatment of pancreatic cancer: from synthesis to a proof-of-concept in vitro studies. , Nanobiotechnology International Workshop, JRC, Ispra, Italy , 23-25/11/2015, 2015, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Movia D., Volkov Y., Prina-Mello A., Nanomedicine: A multidisciplinary solution towards improving the benefit of existing anticancer treatments , "Let's Talk about Nano" Seminar series, Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), Dublin, Ireland , 03/09/2014, 2014, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Prina-Mello A., Movia D., Maguire C.M., Nanomedicine: science fiction or solution to unmet challenges? One step closer to translation, IMM Monday Talk series, Dublin, Ireland , 10/02/2014, 2014, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Movia D., Gerard V., Maguire C.M., Jain N., Bell A.P., Nicolosi V., O'Neill T., Scholz D., Gun'ko Y., Volkov Y., Prina-Mello A., Gold nanoboxes as multifunctional nanotools for companion diagnostic, IMM Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, October 2013, 2013, Notes: [Poster presentation], Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Movia D., Prina-Mello A., NANoREG - A common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials, AMBER Launch, Dublin, Ireland , October 2013, 2013, Notes: [Poster presentation], Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Movia D., Gerard V., Maguire C.M., Jain N., Bell A.P., Nicolosi V., O'Neill T., Scholz D., Gun'ko Y., Volkov Y., Prina-Mello A., Gold nanoboxes: a step forward in the personalized treatment of lung cancer, AMBER Launch, Dublin, Ireland, October 2013, 2013, Notes: [Poster presentation], Oral Presentation, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
Research Award in recognition for the publication of an internationally peer-reviewed publication of the highest quality. 2012
Best Material Science Poster, 33rd Annual Microscopy Society of Ireland (MSI) meeting 2009
Paper of the Year 2012, Society of Toxicology Board 2012
Research areas: ► Oncological nanomedicine ► Tissue-mimetic in vitro cell models for cancer research ► Alternatives to animal research and 3Rs principle ► Medicinal chemistry ► Risk assessment of nanomaterials ► Nanotechnology