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Francesca Margara


Postdoctoral Research Associate

I graduated as a Biomedical Engineer from the University of Bologna in 2018 and I completed my Computer Science DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2021 under the supervision of Prof Blanca Rodriguez, Prof Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, and Dr Christopher Toepfer. During my DPhil I was a Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network fellow in the Personalised In-silico Cardiology project.
My research focuses on investigating drug action and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy through multiscale computational modelling and simulation of human ventricular electromechanical function.


  • Psaras* Y, Margara* F, Cicconet M, Sparrow AJ, Repetti G, et al. CalTrack: High Throughput Automated Calcium Transient Analysis in Cardiomyocytes. Circ Res. 2021.

  • Margara F, Wang ZJ, Levrero-Florencio F, Santiago A, Vazquez M, et al. In-silico human electro-mechanical ventricular modelling and simulation for drug-induced pro-arrhythmia and inotropic risk assessment. Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2021.

  • Corral-Acero J, Margara F, Marciniak M, Rodero C, Loncaric F, et al. The 'Digital Twin' to enable the vision of precision cardiology. Eur Heart J. 2020.