UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Dr Valeria Ricotti

Dr Valeria Ricotti

Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Developmental Neurosciences Dept

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2022

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Originally from Italy, I graduated with honours from RCSI, Ireland. I completed my core paediatric training in Dublin and in 2010 I joined the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

I am a dedicated clinical researcher, having contributed to the development of novel advanced therapies, biomarkers and international natural history registries. I have for many years been interested in the health applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in a collaboration with NIHR BRCs at UCL and Imperial College London, which yielded two papers in Nature Medicine.

In 2019 I co-founded Dinaqor AG, a Swiss gene therapy company, where until 2022 I was responsible for the company’s overall scientific strategy with a focus on the translational activities, which included a lead compound now in IND- enabling studies plus a pipeline of three other gene therapy products. 

I hold a higher degree from UCL. I am co-inventor of five patents. 

I am co-founder and director of two UK- based start-ups.