In April 2021, we welcomed Ilaria Colussi to the BBMRI-ERIC Headquarters team. She is a Legal Officer within the ELSI Services & Research unit, mainly concentrating on the Code of Conduct for Health Research. Here’s a bit more about her:
Ilaria Colussi is an Italian qualified lawyer (“avvocato”) and holds a Ph.D. in Public Law/Biolaw from the University of Trento, Italy. She has worked both as a counselor in law firms in Udine and Milan, Italy, in the areas of administrative law and international trade law, and as an academic researcher in the areas of law and new technologies (genetics and synthetic biology). She has been a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Liège, Belgium, in the European Studies Unit, where she focused on strategic trade, dual-use items, export control issues and European restrictive measures.
She has served as a legal trainee at the European Ombudsman in Brussels (Belgium), and through the years she has been a visiting researcher and professor at St. Hugh’s College-University of Oxford (UK), Interuniversity Chair of Law and the Human Genome -Bilbao (Spain), European Studies Unit-University of Concepciòn (Chile) and Constitutional Law Chair-University of Paranà (Argentina).
With the desire to discover new things and environments, she has also worked as a Legal Specialist in a private company, focusing on compliance with the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As a legal expert on privacy issues, she has enthusiastically joined BBMRI-ERIC, with the role of dealing with the implementation of a Code of Conduct for Health Research and providing support to the ELSI team on legal matters.
In her spare time, she loves reading poetry, playing violin, performing theatrical comedies, and writing musical/literary shows on different topics.
Feel free to welcome Ilaria via email!