Mathematical Modelling and

Synthetic Biology Lab


Giovanni Smania

Nome Cognome

Giovanni Smania, MSc


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Born in Castelfranco Veneto(TV), on October 12th, 1987

Main affiliation

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione

Università degli Studi di Pavia

Via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy

Other affiliations

Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche

Via Luigi Porta 14, I-27100 Pavia, Italy



Current Position

PhD student, University of Pavia, Italy

Academic Degree

2010 Laurea (BS thesis) in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy
Thesis: Bias field estimation and segmentation of MRI volumes. Score: 101 out of 110.
2013 Laurea Specialistica (MS degree) in Bioengineering at the University of Padova, Italy
Thesis: Bayesian population pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling to study the effect on the cardiovascular syndrome of the QTc interval prolongation of non-antiarrhythmic drugs. Score: 109 out of 110.

Honorary Appointments

2012 - 2013 MSc Internship Fellow, Clinical Pharmacology Modelling and Simulation, GlaxoSmithKline, London, UK

Research Interests

The main research topics are: Monte Carlo simulations, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models, population models, clinical trial simulations, decision analysis, biostatistics, paediatric pharmacology. These methodologies are applied mainly to investigate innovative study designs in paediatric clinical trials.

Main research grants

EU Projects

2011 - 2015 GRiP: Global Research in Paediatrics

Company/private institutions

2012 - 2013 Translational pharmacology of QTc interval (GlaxoSmithKline)


Google Scholar publication list

Last update 04-03-2014