Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: +39 0554573239

Location: Florence

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Investigation of charge transport by ion pumps using electrical and spectroscopic methods.

Mechanism of interaction between drugs and membrane transporters.

Development of experimental methods for the characterization of biomimetic membranes.

Isolation of native ATPases (sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca-ATPase and Na,K-ATPase).

Biochemical characterization of ATPases.



Lab-assistance for “Laboratorio di Chimica Fisica II” (LT Chimica, Univ. Firenze)

Seminars and lab-assistance for “Modelli Sperimentali di Membrane Biologiche con Laboratorio” (LM Biotecnologie Molecolari, Univ. Firenze)


Curriculum Vitae

1993: Research project for the degree thesis, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool (England).

1994: Degree in Chemistry at the University of Florence (110 cum laude/110).

1994-1997: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence.

1997-1998: Post Doctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt (Germany).

1998: Visiting scientist at the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw (Poland).

1999-2003: Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Florence.

2001: Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Padua.

2003-2006: Contract Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Florence.

2006-present: Research Associate (tenure position), Department of Chemistry, University of Florence.



“Erasmus Free Mover” Fellowship, University of Florence.

Research Fellowship of the Deutscher Akademisher Austauschdienst (D.A.A.D.).

Marie Curie Research Training Grant, TMR Programme, European Community.



Electrogenic reaction step and phospholipid translocation pathway of the mammalian P4-ATPase ATP8A2

- Francesco Tadini Buoninsegni - Mikkelsen S.A. - Mogensen L.S. - Holm R. - Molday R.S. - Andersen J.P.
FEBS Letters

Phosphatidylserine flipping by the P4-ATPase ATP8A2 is electrogenic

- Francesco Tadini Buoninsegni - Mikkelsen S.A. - Mogensen L.S. - Molday R.S. - Andersen J.P.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Niosomal formulation of a lipoyl-carnosine derivative targeting TRPA1 channels in brain

- Maestrelli F. - Landucci E. - Luca E. - Nerli G. - Bergonzi M. - Piazzini V. - Pellegrini-Giampietro D. - Gullo F. - Becchetti A. - Francesco Tadini Buoninsegni - Francesconi O. - Nativi C.

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