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National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Water Research Institute (IRSA)
Largo Tonolli 50, 28922 Verbania Pallanza, Italy
Research interests: My primary research interest is the study of proteomes, identifying proteins through mass spectrometry coupled to liquid chromatography (LC-MS). I apply the proteomic approach to different organisms, following the complete pipeline from sample preparation to computational activities. In particular, I focus on bioinformatic analysis of large protein datasets, with several aims: detection of post-translational modifications, identification of activated and deactivated metabolic pathways, network analysis, and functional evaluation.
I am also interested in the study of melanins, widespread pigments in nature: from fungi to humans. I focus my research on the study of their structure and on their biosynthesis, through different spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. I’m looking to deepen the knowledge on melanins, since I’m fascinated by biobased solution based on these pigments: from melanin-based membrane useful in bioremediation of heavy metals to...
Research Experience:From July 2020 Permanent Researcher at CNR-IRSA of Verbania.
April 2019 – September 2019 Post-doc fellowship at CNR-ITB (Milan) working on LC-MS based proteomics.
April 2018 – March 2019 Research fellowship at Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, with the project “Glioblastoma multiforme biomarkers discovery in tumor-derived exosomes through advanced proteomics”.
August 2016 – March 2018 Post-doc fellowship at CNR-ITB (Milan) working on LC-MS based proteomics.
Mar 2012 – July 2016 Post-doc fellowship at CNR-ITB (Milan) working on synthetic and natural melanins.
October 2008 – December 2011 Ph.D. at University of Pavia, Department of Chemistry. Title of the thesis: “Synthesis and characterization of neuromelanin models” under the supervision of prof. Luigi Casella.
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