Saez-Rodriguez Group

Systems Biomedicine

Marzia Sidri

I am a scientific project manager with extensive international experience in the coordination of multi-partner research projects as well as in the organisation of training and scientific events.
I am a biologist by training, with a background in marine life sciences and biotechnologies. As project manager, I have supported research groups in very different subjects, ranging from blue biotechnologies and biomaterials to epigenetics, cell biology and developmental biology.

After nearly 10 years at EMBL, and a few years of freelancing, I joined the Saez-Rodriguez Lab to coordinate the SciNetID network and to provide support in all project-related matters.

Research Interests

Marzia is a project manager, with broad interest in science, in the European research landscape and in broad societal challenges. She aims at enabling excellence science and improve its communication to the public. Supporting young generation of scientists, as well as contributing to more equality of opportunities in research is at the heart of her interests.

Professional Career

2021-present Project Manager at Heidelberg University, Germany
2018-2021 Freelancer project manager, founder member of Science Beams and Science Spaces, Heidelberg, Germany
2009-2018 EU Project Officer at European Molecular Biology Laboratory, (EMBL) Heidelberg, Germany
2007-2009 Marie Curie ITN project manager at biotecMARIN GmbH and Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
2005-2007 Postdoc in blue biotechnologies at porifarma BV, The Netherlands
1996-2000 Teaching assistant at the University of Genoa, Italy


2000-2004 PhD in Biological Sciences (Dr.rer.nat.), Stuttgart University
1991-1997 MSc in Biological Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy