Position: Permanent Staff
Phone: 051 2093-718
Fields of Interest and Expertise
Over-expression of recombinant proteins in Escherichia coli.
Purification and characterization of the diphtheria toxin variant CRM197.
Bacterial replication and DNA Polymerase III.
Antisense RNAs and bacterial silencing.
Plant protein hydrolysates.
July 1998: Master degree in Applied Genetics, University of Bologna, Italy (70 cum laude/70). Title: “Phosphoprotein 85 kDa (pp85) of human Herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7)”.
1998-1999: CSGI fellowship at the University of Bologna on “Development of water-in-oil macroemulsions sustain long-term viability of microbial cells”.
1995-2005: Studies and research activity at: Virology and Microbiology Laboratory, Dept. of Experimental Pathology (University of Bologna); Marjorie B. Kovler Viral Oncology Laboratories” (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA); Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory, IMBB (Heraklion, Crete, Greece).
2005: PhD in Applied Biocatalysis and Industrial Microbiology at the University of Bologna. Title: "Structural analysis of antisense RNAs involved in gene silencing in Escherichia coli". Advisor: Prof. A. Hochkoeppler (University of Bologna).
2006-present: Researcher at the Department of Industrial Chemistry and Materials of the University of Bologna.
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