Biotechnologist. Experience in organic chemistry. Biochemistry skills applied on several kind of proteins, including antibody, scFv and enzymes (characterization and production). Strong experience in cell culture, both microbial and mammalian. I'm applying my competences in Nanomedicine.
Since 10/2014 PhD Fellow at IIT
10/2012 - 11/2013 Milano Bicocca University (M.Sc.) "Studies of bioconjugation of recombinant proteins to nanoparticles for targeting of UPAR-positive cancer cells" Supervisors Prof. Dr. D. Prosperi, Dr. Elisabetta Galbiati
11/2011 - 11/2013 Milano Bicocca University, Industrial Biotechnology (M.Sc.)
07/2010 - 07/2011 Milano Bicocca University (B.Sc.) “Study of the role of Elm1 kinase in the spindle position checkpoint of Saccharomyces cerevisiae” Supervisor Dott.ssa R. Fraschini
09/2009 - 07/2010 Milano Bicocca University, Internship at Nanobiolab helded by Prof. Dr. D. Prosperi "Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles for the delivery of curcumin and its derivatives" Supervisors Prof. Dr. Davide Prosperi, Dr. Paolo Verderio
03/2008 - 07/2011 Milano Bicocca University, Molecular Biotechnology (B.Sc.)
Synthesis and functionalization of inorganic nanoparticles.
My project involves the organic synthesis of water soluble ligands for nanoparticles optimization. These ligands, beside promoting the stability of nanoparticles in aqueous environment, are also used for the specific binding of antibody, scFv and other biological active molecules. Once opportunely functionalized, I manage to test the nanoparticles on cancer cells (ovarian cancer) for specific therapy or sorting.