DR Claudia Di Bella

DR Claudia Di Bella

Positions

  • 3D Printing and Bioprinting (Musculoskeletal)
  • Tissue Engineering (Musculoskeletal)
  • Tissue Engineering in Sarcoma (Oncology)

Overview

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  • Dr Claudia Di Bella is an academic orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in musculoskeletal tissue engineering. Dr Di Bella graduated in medicine and surgery in 2002 (Bologna University, Italy) and subsequently obtained her specialist recognition as orthopaedic surgeon in 2007 (Bologna University, Ita). She then obtained her PhD in Oncology and Experimental pathology in 2012 (Bologna University). Dr Di Bella moved to Australia in December 2009, and in 2014 obtained the recognition by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to practice in Australia as orthopaedic surgeon. Dr Di Bella is a surgeon specialist in the treatment of osteoarthritis and bone and soft tissue tumors. Dr Di Bella's research is focused on the biological treatment of cartilage injuries and early osteoarthritis using innovative tissue engineering techniques. Dr Di Bella is the team leader of the Cartilage Regeneration Program of Research at the Department of Surgery - Melbourne University. This program of research is centred on the use of advanced 3D printing technologies for the regeneration of healthy articular cartilage both in vitro and in vivo. Dr Di Bella's group has extensive expertise in biomedical engineering, surgical 3D printing, stem cells biology, nanotechnology and mechanical engineering. Leveraging on national and international collaborations, Dr Di Bella's group is now recognised as one of the international leaders in the field of cartilage regeneration.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association (ANZSA). Ordinary member 2018 -
  • International Society of Limb Sparing Surgery (ISOLS). Ordinary member 2017 -
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS). Ordinary member 2017 -
  • Australia and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS). Ordinary member 2016 -
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS). Ordinary Member 2016 -
  • Musculo Skeletal Tumor Society. Ordinary member 2016 -
  • Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). International member 2016 -
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). International Member 2014 -
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Fellow and ordinary member 2014 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information

  • • Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund Chief Investigator (CIA) 2019-2020 • Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation Clinical Investigator Grant Chief Investigator (CIA) 2019 • Research Endowment Funds (SVHM) Chief Investigator (CIA) • Research Endowment Funds (SVHM) Chief Investigator (CI) 2019 – • Research Endowment Funds (SVHM) Chief Investigator (CI) 2019 – • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Chief Investigator (CIA) 2019 – • Melbourne Medical School Mid-Career Seeding Grant, The University of Melbourne Chief Investigator (CIA) 2019 – • DOS-SBS Collaborative Grant, University of Melbourne Chief Investigator (CIA) 2018 – • Research Endowment Funds (SVHM) Chief Investigator (CI) 2018 – • The CASS Foundation research Grant Chief Investigator (CIA) 2018 – • Arthritis Australia – Eventide Homes Research Project Grant Chief Investigator (CIA) 2018 – • Seeding Grant, University of Melbourne Chief Investigator (CIA) 2018 – • Senior Lecturer Fellowship – RACS Chief Investigator 2018-2019 – • ARC Training Centre for Additive Manufacturing Chief Investigator 2017-2021 – • Foundation for Surgery John Loewenthal Project Grant – RACS Chief Investigator, Project Leader (CIA) 2017 – • Research Endowment Funds (REF) – St Vincent’s Hospital Chief Investigator, Project Leader (CIA) 2017 - • Research Endowment Funds (REF) – St Vincent’s Hospital Chief Investigator, Project Leader (CIA) 2016 - • Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust (VORT) Chief Investigator, Project Leader (CIA) 2016 – • Arthritis Australia – Zimmer Australia Grant Chief Investigator, Project Leader (CIA) 2016 – • Research Endowment Funds (REF) – St Vincent’s Hospital Chief Investigator, Project Leader (CIA) 2015 - • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Chief Investigator 2015 – • Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust (VORT) Associate Investigator 2015 –   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Bologna 2012
  • MD, University of Bologna 2002

Awards and honors

  • Foundation for Surgery Younger Fellows Travelling Fellowship Grant, 2019, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2018
  • Education Grant, Orthoregeneration Network, 2018
  • Travel Grant, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, 2018
  • Team Biopen representing SVHM and BioFab 3D, Veski Fast Smarts Innovator of the Year 2018, 2018
  • Foundation for Surgery - Younger Fellow Travelling Fellowship, 2018
  • Award for the most innovative work in regenerative orthopaedics - International Cartilage Regeneration Society World Meeting 2018, Orthoregeneration Netwrok, 2018
  • Senior Lecturer Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2017
  • Early career Research Award, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, 2017
  • Best Moderated Oral Presentation of the day, ACMD Research Week, 2017
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, 2014
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2014
  • Research Endowment Award, Australian Government, 2009

Supervision

Available for supervision

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