Francesca is the leader of the Digital Health Research Program (prev. Healthcare Flows) at CRS4. Her research activity spans the opportunities and problems arising from the application of computer science to medicine, working on interoperability, traceability, telemedicine and modelling of data and processes in the clinical context. In her 15 years of research experience she has cultivated ongoing collaborations with public and private organizations, including research institutions, hospitals and industries operating in the health IT sector, with particular attention to the direct application of research results in clinical practice. She holds a Ph.D. in Innovation Sciences and Technologies from the University of Cagliari and a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Genoa. Her present research interests are mainly focused on the modelling of biomedical data and processes, with a particular attention to interoperability and traceability. In this field she is currently working: on an integration profile about specimen tracking (SET profile), with the IHE PaLM Technical committee; on the modelling of genomic data through the openEHR formalism, with the openEHR Foundation; and on a draft proposal for provenance information in the biotechnology domain (ISO TC 276), with the BBMRI-ERIC consortium.