Esterina D’Asti, PhD
Dr. Esterina D'Asti deserves recognition for her productivity, independence, scientific maturity and exceptional abilities. In 2015 she obtained her doctorate after five years in Dr. Janusz Rak's laboratory and produced four publications. Since 2010 she has published 13 papers and one chapter currently in press. On eight manuscripts she was first author. She has singlehandedly initiated a research stream focusing on the role of microRNA in the formation of the vascular microenvironment in brain tumours and has developed the required assays, model systems and concepts.