Rossana Ducato

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Private Law

 

Ph.D in European and Comparative Legal Studies

 

Faculty of Law

University of Trento

 

Via Antonio Rosmini, 15

II floor, room 202

38122, Trento

 

 

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Current research project

Sept. 2015-Sept. 2016: "Big data and precision medicine in research biobanks: the legal framework of bioinformation in comparative law". Supervisor: Prof. Umberto Izzo

 

Past research activities

May 2014-May 2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Law, Law Faculty, University of Trento. Title of the project: "Comparative legal issues of bioinformation: privacy, intellectual property, civil liability aspects in biobanks and health information technologies". Supervisor: Prof. Umberto Izzo

 

 

Education

 

  • March 2014: Ph.D. in European and Comparative Legal Studies - Comparative Private Law. Title of the thesis: "Lo statuto giuridico della bioinformazione tra biobanche di ricerca e fascicolo sanitario elettronico" [The Legal Status of Bioinformation between Research Biobanks and Electronic Health Records]. 

 

  • September 2010: J.D. (magna cum laude) University of Trento – Faculty of Law. Master's Thesis Title: “La disciplina giuridica delle biobanche di ricerca" [Legal Aspects of Research Biobanks]. Supervisor: Prof. Giovanni Pascuzzi

 

  • September 2008: BA in European and Transnational Legal Sciences, University of Trento – Faculty of Law

  

 

 

International Experiences

 

  • November 2013: visiting fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany (scholarship holder)
  • June 2013 - October 2013: visiting scholar researcher at Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS), UC Berkeley, California
  • March - May 2013: research period at Institute for Information Law (IvIR), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • July - September 2012: research period at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany
  • June 2011: TIPSA, Summer Academy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • June 2010: research period for master's thesis at Cátedra Interuniversitaria de Derecho y Genoma Humano, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
  • February - September 2007: Erasmus Project, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

 

 

 

Main teaching activities

 

  • Lab on "eHealth and the Law: operative issues", Faculty of Law, University of Trento - 2015-2016
  • Lecturer on "Protezione dei dati personali e ricerca. Le sfide della privacy nell'era dei Big e Open Data", within the course "Digital Social Data", Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, 2014-2015/2015-2016
  • Lecturer at the School of specialization for the legal professions, University of Trento and Verona (Italy) on “Private Law” – 2014-2015/2015-2016
  • Lecturer at the School of specialization for the legal professions, University of Trento and Verona (Italy) on “Legal Informatics” – 2014-2015/2015-2016
  • Lecturer on "Intellectual Property and Innovation" within the course "Tutelare l'innovazione (brevetti, modelli di utilità, misure anticontraffazione), Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige (TN), December 2014
  • Lecturer at the Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy 2014 at the School of Law – Case Western Reserve University (Clevaland, USA), 2 June – 6 June 2014: with prof. Roberto Caso “Open Access and Life Sciences”

 

 

Academic Awards

 

  • 2015: Award for the best paper, XXII Jornadas Internacionales sobre Derecho y Genoma Humano, Cátedra Interuniversitaria Diputación Foral de Bizkaia de Derecho y Genoma Humano, Universidad de Deusto, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
  • 2014: Winner of the IV "National Prize for thesis on Ethics and ICT" funded by AICA and Rotari International, with the patronage of CRUI, for her Ph.D. thesis entitled "The Legal Status of Bioinformation between Research Biobanks and Electronic Health Records"
  • 2011: Winner of the VIII Edition of the national contest for the best thesis (final dissertation) on IP Law awarded by the Chamber of Commerce of Turin for her Master thesis entitled "Legal Aspects of Research Biobanks"
  • 2011: Scholarship for merit awarded by the University of Trento (academic years: 2008-2010)

 

 

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