Position: Permanent Staff
Location: CNR - ISMN Bologna
Fields of Interest and Expertise
Atomic Force Microscopy and Mechanical properties of Biomolecules.
Fabrication of substrates for controlling the cell adhesion and migration.
1999: Degree in Physics University of Rome “La Sapienza” (final mark 110/110 summa cum laude) Thesis work “Thermodynamics of properties of large biological supramolecular complexes in solution.”
1990: PhD in Physics at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Thesis on Study of protein conformational changes by Atomic Force Microscopy.
2004- 2005: Junior post doc in the Institute of Complex Matter Physics in the group of Living Matter Physics working on Study of the scaling properties of DNA knots.
2005- 2007: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bologna working on Single molecule force spectroscopy on proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease.
2008 until present: Researcher at the CNR (Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials) in the field of nanotechnology applied to cell growth and Scanning Probe Microscopy applied to biomolecules and cells.
2000: Roche Research Foundation Fellowship.
2006: NanoBio Prize 2006, awarded by the Biomolecular Medicine Consortium,
2008: National Copernic Prize 2008 for physics.
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