Advisory Board

UPGRADE counts on the support of an Advisory Board which will provide strategic guidance and support the partnership to ensure that the projects’ results meet the objectives.

Currently the UPGRADE Advisory Board is composed by four members.


  • Dr. Federico Mingozzi– Chief Scientific Officer, Spark Therapeutics Inc., Philadelphia, US
  • Prof. George M. Church – Director of HMS NHGRI-Center of Excellence in Genomic Science, Director of the Personal Genome Project Broad Institute & Wyss Harvard Inst. of Biologically Inspired Engineering
  • Dr. Philip D. Gregory – Chief Scientific Officer, Bluebird Bio, Inc.


  • Prof. Giuseppe Novelli – Rector of Tor Vergata University of Rome