Position: Permanent Staff
Phone: 051 2093-671
Fields of Interest and Expertise
Gene silencing in prokaryotes.
Enzymes structure and kinetics.
Overexpression and purification of proteins.
1982: Degree in Crop Sciences, at the University of Bologna (110 cum laude/110). Title: "Effect of Sowing Season on Productivity of Vicia faba".
1983-1987: PhD in Crop Sciences, at the University of Bologna. Title: "Investigations on soybean: a) inoculation of soil with Rhizobium japonicum; b) solubilization of soybean mitochondria in reverse micelles". Advisor: Prof. G. Venturi (University of Bologna); co-advisor: Prof. P.L. Luisi (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland).
1987-1998: Studies and research activity at: Institute for Industrial Crops (Bologna, Italy); Institute for Plant Physiology (CNR, Milano, Italy); Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland); Department of Biology, University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy); Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Göttingen, Germany); Institut für Biologie II, University of Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany); Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona (USA).
1998: fellow of the “Advanced Bacterial Genetics” course, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA.
1998-present: Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Chemistry of the University of Bologna.
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