Dr Maria Teresa Ferretti

Dr Maria Teresa Ferretti is a neuroscientist and neuroimmunologist, an expert in Alzheimer’s and gender medicine. In 2016, she co-founded the non-profit organization “Women’s Brain Project” (of which she is currently Chief Scientific Officer), a world leader in the field of the study of sex and gender specificities and the importance of precision in neurological and psychiatric diseases. She will deliver a seminar entitled: Sex and gender differences in Alzheimer’s – an update from the Women’s Brain Project.

The event will be delivered in a hybrid format. Please register for the event using the following link: https://imperial.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQWxLoKzbl9wbc2. Drop-in attendance on the day is also welcome.

Dr Ferretti graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies at the University of Cagliari (Italy), then studied and worked in England, Canada (where she earned a PhD in Pharmacology and Pharmacological Therapy at McGill University in Montreal), Switzerland and Austria. Her articles have been published in numerous high-impact journals, including Nature, and she is regularly invited by major scientific conferences to lecture on Alzheimer’s disease, precision medicine and the differences between men and women in neurology and psychiatry.

She has taught in numerous university courses and is currently lecturer in the ‘Certificate for Advanced Studies in gender medicine’ course at the University of Zurich and ‘External Teacher’ at the Medical University of Vienna; in addition, she is responsible for continuous medical education modules for doctors and health professionals in the field of gender and precision medicine.

Passionate about scientific dissemination and animated by the desire to break the taboo on mental and brain diseases, she was a TED-x speaker in 2019 and 2021. She wrote in 2021, ‘A headless girl’ together with Antonella Santuccione Chadha, and in 2022 ‘Alzheimer Revolution’, books that explain the complexity of brain disorders to the laypublic.

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