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

Giuseppe Brancato

Permanent Staff @ Pisa - Scuola Normale Superiore

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 050 509-134

Location: Pisa - Scuola Normale Superiore

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Development of new methodologies and algorithms for molecular dynamics simulations.

Theoretical/computational study of complex biomolecular systems.

Theoretical study of thermodynamic and statistical mechanical properties of molecular liquids.

Theoretical study of self-assembly processes in solution and upon surfaces.

Rational design of optical and magnetic biosensors for imaging and molecular recognition.

Development of computational chemistry software tools.



Introduzione alla Meccanica Quantistica e Statistica (Chimica, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Modellistica Computazionale di Bio e Nanosistemi (Chimica, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)


Curriculum Vitae

1999: Degree in Chemistry at the University of Bologna. Supervisor: Prof. F. Zerbetto

1999-2003: PhD in Chemistry at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" Supervisors: Prof. A. Di Nola and Dr. A. Amadei.

2002-2003: Post-doc at the New York University, New York - NY, USA, in the group of Prof. Mark E. Tuckerman.

2004-2008: Post-doc at the University of Naples “Federico II” in the group of prof. Vincenzo Barone, Università “Federico II”, Napoli.

2008-2009: Post-doc at the University of Naples “Federico II”, in the group of prof. Ettore Novellino, Università “Federico II”, Napoli.

2009-2011: Post-doc at the Italian Institute of Technology IIT@NEST Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, Pisa.

2011-present: Research fellow, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.




Thermodynamics of Metal-Acetate Interactions

- Jafari M. - Li Z. - Song L.F. - Luca Sagresti - Giuseppe Brancato - Merz K.M.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Conformational flexibility of spermidine3+ interacting with DNA double helix

- Perepelytsya S. - Vasiliu T. - Laaksonen A. - Engelbrecht L.D.V. - Giuseppe Brancato - Mocci F.
Journal of Molecular Liquids

Chanalyzer: A Computational Geometry Approach for the Analysis of Protein Channel Shape and Dynamics

- Raffo A. - Gagliardi L. - Fugacci U. - Luca Sagresti - Grandinetti S. - Giuseppe Brancato - Biasotti S. - Rocchia W.
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences

Probing Liquid-Ordered and Disordered Phases in Lipid Model Membranes: A Combined Theoretical and Spectroscopic Study of a Fluorescent Molecular Rotor

- Del Frate G. - Macchiagodena M. - Akhunzada M.J. - D’Autilia F. - Catte A. - Bhattacharjee N. - Vincenzo Barone - Cardarelli F. - Giuseppe Brancato
Journal of Physical Chemistry B

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