Dipartimento di Scienze della vita e dell’ambiente

  • 2010-present _ Independent Researcher and Professorship position at the University of Cagliari (Department of Life and Environmental Sciences ), Cagliari (Italy)

    Research projects (click here)

  • 2009-2010 _ Post-doc Position at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Macromolecular Crystallography Group, Grenoble (France)

    Project:“Purification and crystallisation of the surface-layer protein complexes from the radio-resistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans”

    Project: “Three dimensional crystallisation and X-ray diffraction analysis of Photosystem II crystals from several transplastomic strains of Nicotiana tabacum” 

    Project: “Three dimensional crystallisation and X-Ray diffraction analysis of the ATP synthase from E. coli”

  • 2008-2009 _ Post-doc Position at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Structural Biology, Junior research Group (Max Planck Foundation and Polish Academy of Science) Warsaw (Poland)

    Project:“Functional characterisation and crystallisation of bacterial membrane proteases” 

    Project: “Three dimensional crystallisation, X-ray analysis and oxygen evolution studies of Photosystem II crystals from transplastomic strains Nicotiana tabacum”

  • 2007-2008 _ Post-doc Position at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Structural Biology, Junior research Group (Max Planck Foundation and Polish Academy of Science) Warsaw (Poland)

    Project: “Purification and crystallisation of membrane proteases”

    Project: “Purification and structural characterisation of Photosystem II by X-ray crystallography”

  • 2004-2007 _ PhD Degree at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, Department of Structural Biology, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Institute of Molecular Biosciences Department of Plant Cell Biology, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    PhD thesis entitled “ Structural and functional characterisation of Photosystem II from two His-tagged transplastomic strains of Nicotiana tabacum”

    The PhD position was associated with the Interdisciplinary Network for Training and Research on Photosystem II (INTRO2), including courses and interdisciplinary collaborations.

  • 2002-2003 _ Master Degree in Natural Sciences (110/110 summa cum laude), Thesis entitled “Gli organismi geneticamente modificati: tecniche e problematiche” (Genetically modified organisms: techniques and problems; supervisor Prof. A. Marchi), University of Cagliari, Italy

  • 2001-2002 _ Post-master Internship, Identification of new inhibitors of the HIV-1 integrase, Department of Experimental Biology, University of Cagliari, Italy

  • 1995-2001 _ Master Degree in Biology (110/110 summa cum laude), Thesis entitled “Derivati indolcatecolici: nuovi inibitori della integrasi di HIV-1” (Indolcathecol derivatives: new inhibitors of the HIV-1 integrase; supervisor Prof. E. Tramontano), University of Cagliari, Italy

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