Caterina Casari
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  • Phone : +33149595615
  • Location : LE KREMLIN BICETRE, France
Last update 2023-11-24 20:08:35.353

Caterina Casari PhD Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology

Course and current status

Education & Training


  • December 8th, 2022 HDR (French accreditation to supervise research/Habilitation à diriger des recherches), University of Paris-Saclay, France
  • March 8th, 2010: PhD Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • March 2006: Biomolecular and Cellular Science Master Diploma, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • March 2004: Bachelor diploma in Biological Sciences, University of Ferrara, Italy

Professional certifications




  • May 2013 Official EU certification for Animal handling 2010/63/EU, France
  • June 2010 Professional Italian practice examination for Biology licence, Italy

Research experience




  • December 2018-now: Tenured researcher CRCN INSERM UMR-S1176, Le Kremlin-Bicetre, France
  • December 2016-November 2018: Research Fellowship INSERM UMR-S1176, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France; Advisor: Dr. Cécile V. Denis
  • January 2014-August 2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate McAllister Heart Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA Advisor: Dr. Wolfgang Bergmeier
  • August 2010-December 2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship INSERM-U770, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France Advisor: Dr. Cécile V. Denis
  • February-July 2010: Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Ferrara, Italy Advisor:  Prof. Francesco Bernardi
  • March 2013: Short-stay Visiting Kyoto University, Japan Dr. Prevost’s Lab
  • June 2009: Short-stay Visiting Catholic University Med School, Rome, Prof. De Cristofaro’s Lab




  • July 2023: Project “Technics 2023” of the Graduate School Health and Drug Science, University Paris-Saclay (Equipment, Obtained as PI)
  • May 2020: CSL-Behring (France) “Fonds de dotation” for research in hemostasis (Bench fees, Obtained as PI)
  • 2014-2016: EHA (European Hematology Association) 3-year Non-Clinical Junior Research Fellowship. (Salary and bench fees, Obtained as PI)
  • June 2013: ITMO-IHP (Instituts Thématiques Multi-organismes Immunologie, Hématologie et Pneumologie) French Grant on Thrombosis and Hemostasis as principal investigator, in the framework of a French-Italian collaboration. (Bench fees, Obtained as PI)
  • 201-2013: FRM (Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale en France) 2-year Postdoctoral fellowship (Salary)
  • March-July 2010: Telethon Foundation, University of Ferrara, Postdoctoral fellowship, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Italy (Salary).
  • June-November 2006: PRIN (Progetti di rilevante interesse nazionale), University of Ferrara, Student fellowship, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Italy (Salary).



Professional activities

  • Membership: International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) (2013-now) (2023-now member of the Media-Based Learning Subcommittee); French Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (GFHT) (2021-now); European Hematology Association (EHA) (2013-16)
  • Past member: ISTH-Early Career Committee 2013-22, chair (2020-22), vice-chair (2018-20); ISTH-Publications Committee 2018-20
  • Organization: 2023 CFH French Conference of Haemostasis and Thrombosis (2022-23)
  • Organization: Trainee Session (150 participants and ~30 invited speakers), Early Career Lounge & Community Chats at ISTH Congresses (2019, 2020, 2021,2022)
  • Organization/moderator or speaker: educational & career development webinars/round tables for ISTH members (2017-22 both in-person and on-line)
  • International Advisor/Academic board: Ph.D. Program “Medical, Omic & Oncologic Sciences”, University of Ferrara, Italy (2019-now)
  • International PhD evaluation: PhD Program “Translational Medicine”, University of Milan, Italy (2022)


Awards & Honours

  • Young Investigator Award, XXX ISTH, London, UK (2022)
  • Young Investigator Award, XXV ISTH, Toronto, Canada (2015)
  • Best oral presentation at the GRS in Hemostasis, Waterville Valley (NH), USA (2014)
  • Trainee Travel Award, THSNA, Chicago (IL), USA (2014)
  • Young Investigator Award, XXIV ISTH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013)
  • Best Ph.D. thesis Medicine/Biology research area IUSS (University Institute for Superior Study), University of Ferrara, Italy (2011)
  • Young Investigator Award, XXII ISTH, Boston (MA), USA (2009)



Teaching Experience

  • 2020-21-22-23: University Paris Saclay, Master 2 Biology applied to therapeutic and diagnostic innovation, 1-hour class (in French);
  • 2020-2021 University Paris Saclay, (2020-21) International Master 1 Development of drugs and health products, 3-hour class (in English)
  • 2016: University of Ferrara, Italy, Master 2 Environmental and Health Biotechnology, 12-hour short-course on “von Willebrand Factor and Disease” (in English)
  • 2006-2010: University of Ferrara, Italy, Master 1 Molecular Biology, Master 2 Clinical Molecular Biology, 2/4-hour/year (in Italian)
  • 2006-2008: University of Ferrara, Italy, Molecular Biology laboratory practical activities for undergraduate students, (in Italian).


Editorial Board Membership

  • Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH) (2020-now)
  • Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) (2021-2023)
  • Revue Francophone d'Hémostase et Thrombose (RFHT) (2019-now)
  • Bleeding Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (BTVB) (2021-now)

Peer-reviewing Platelets, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Thrombosis Research, Therapeutic Advances in Hematology, Cellular Signaling, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Blood Advances, Blood, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Scientific Reports

Evaluation of research projects

  • External Reviewer for EHA (European Hematology Association) Research Grants (2017)
  • Reviewer for the EHA-ISTH Fellowship Research Grants (2019-2020)
  • Expert Reviewer for Fondazione Cariplo (Italy) “Biomedical research conducted by young researchers” (2022)


Evaluation of Ph.D. Thesis

  • Experimental & Translational Medicine, University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy (2023) 
  • Molecular and cellular biology, University of Antilles, France (2022)
  • Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, Italy (2018)

Evaluation of congress abstracts: ISTH 2020-2021-2022-2023-2024; ASH 2022; CFH 2023

Scientific summary

Caterina is a tenured researcher at Inserm U1176. Her research studies are focused on von Willebrand factor (VWF) and his partners. She is interested in developing in vitro & in vivo models to elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying unsolved clinical aspects of congenital and acquired von Willebrand disease (VWD). She is also interested in exploring new molecular strategies that can be applied as therapeutic approaches for VWF-associated disorders. 

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