Dr Maura Corsetti graduated in Medicine and obtained her specialisation (2000) and PhD (2004) at the Universita degli Studi di Milano in Italy. During her PhD she worked for two years (2001-2002) as a research fellow in the Gastrointestinal Motility and Sensitivity Research Group of the Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders (TARGID), University of Leuven, Belgium, acquiring the expertise in the study of gastrointestinal motility and sensitivity in functional bowel disorders. For eight years (2004-2012), she was the clinical and scientific referral consultant for functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders at the San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy. Then she moved to TARGID, University of Leuven, Belgium where she worked for four years (2012-2016) as Senior Research Supervisor responsible for the development of the colonic high-resolution manometry.
Maura’s research focuses on the role of altered motility in the pathophysiology of symptoms of functional disorders of the upper and lower GI tract. She is an internationally recognised expert in the study of GI motility and she recently became Associate Editor of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, the official journal of the European and American Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
She organised the first translational consensus on terminology and definition of colonic motility as studied in humans and animals by means of manometric and non-manometric techniques leading the international experts in the field. She is the leader of Food-Drug Interaction Working Group of the COST Action CA16205: European Network on Understanding Gastrointestinal Absorption-related Processes.
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