Employee interview – Meet Maria Giustina Rotordam

“Tell us your story- how did your path lead you to Nanion Technologies?”

Well, I started working at Nanion four years ago as a PhD candidate for a Marie Curie program. At the time I was unsure about my future, but I knew for sure that I wanted to make a contribution to science, more specific- within the fields of both ion channels and diseases. I mean, because Nanion combines a constant strive for innovation and focuses strongly on research, I knew it was the right place for me to start.
I had been introduced to the fascinating world of patch clamp electrophysiology whilst pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Florence. It was there that I learned the conventional patch-clamp technique in Prof. Arcangeli’s lab, whom I thank for transmitting to me the passion to pursue medical field research and for opening my eyes and my heart to lean towards more European and international scenarios. I used this knowledge to apply for a position at Nanion and got the opportunity to join a great family. For that and for all the fantastic things I have learned in the past four years, I will forever be very grateful!
As of March 2019, I am currently part of the SyncroPatch team as an Application Scientist. I am truly happy to have this new role and I look forward to what the future holds for me!


“Knowing what you know now, what 3 pieces of advice would you give your 21-year-old self?”

  1. Believe in you, be self-confident! People will appreciate you for what you are, your honesty and warmth.
  2. Do not seek for perfection, do not punish yourself for what you lack or what you do not know, yet focus on what you already have to share.
  3. Take your time to relax, have a break and enjoy the little moments. You always deserve it!


“One Last Question- what’s the coolest thing about your job?”

As an Application Scientist, my days are quite different and never boring. I have different tasks ranging from developing targeted assays for collaboration research projects to supporting customers, testing newly built devices and evaluating both hardware and software upgrades. I will have to say that the coolest thing about my job is the learning part. Depending on the task, almost every other day, I learn something new about the relevance of ion channels for a particular function within the body or a specific disease, or I get to master new features on the system which may turn out to be helpful for future tasks. I also enjoy being in contact with our clients, showing them the capabilities of the device and providing them with the necessary tools to reach their greatest goals.