Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems

Alumni of the Molecular and Statistical Biophysics Group

Luca Ponzoni
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  • business Postdoctoral Associate University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Grad. Year: 2016
  • Supervisor: Cristian Micheletti
  • Thesis Title: Knowledge-based identification of functional domains in proteins
Giovanni Pinamonti
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  • business Postdoctoral Researcher presso Freie Universität Berlin
  • Grad. Year: 2016
  • Supervisor: G. Bussi
  • Thesis Title: Studying the dynamical properties of small RNA molecules with computational techniques
Francesca Rizzato
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  • business Postdoctoral Researcher at Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, ENS
  • Grad. Year: 2016
  • Supervisor: A. Laio
  • Thesis Title: Towards a deeper understanding of protein sequence evolution
Alejandro Gil Ley
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  • business Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Iowa, Janice Robertson Lab
  • Grad. Year: 2016
  • Supervisor: G. Bussi
  • Thesis Title: Enhanced sampling and force field corrections for RNA oligomers
Andrea Perez-Villa
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  • business Postdoc, F. Pietrucci's Lab, UPMC, Paris
  • Grad. Year: 2015
  • Supervisor: G. Bussi
  • Thesis Title: Translocation of NS3 from Hepatitis C Virus on RNA: Insights from Atomistic Molecular Simulations
Edoardo Sarti
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  • business Postdoc, L.R. Forrest's group, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Grad. Year: 2015
  • Supervisor: A. Laio
  • Thesis Title: Assessing the structure of proteins and protein complexes through physical and statistical approaches
Guido Polles
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  • business Postdoc, Frank Alber's group, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Grad. Year: 2015
  • Supervisor: C. Micheletti
  • Thesis Title: Coarse-grained models for self-assembling systems
Francesca Mancini
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  • business Risk Modeling & Analytics Specialist at UBS, Zürich Area, Switzerland
  • Grad. Year: 2015
  • Supervisor: M. Marsili A. Walczak
  • Thesis Title: Information theory in biochemical regulatory networks: a theoretical study
Ina Bisha
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  • business Postdoc, Iris Antes' group, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Grad. Year: 2014
  • Supervisor: A. Laio, A. Magistrato
  • Thesis Title: Atomistic Study of Structural and Functional Properties of Membrane Proteins
Francesco Di Palma
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  • business Postdoc, A. Tramontano's group, Sapienza University, Rome
  • Grad. Year: 2014
  • Supervisor: G. Bussi
  • Thesis Title: Conformational changes in the adenine riboswitch
Marco Di Stefano
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  • business Postdoc, M. A. Marti-Renom's group, CNAG, Barcelona, Spain
  • Grad. Year: 2014
  • Supervisor: C. Micheletti, A. Rosa
  • Thesis Title: Structure and dynamics of entangled biopolymers: from knotted DNA to chromosomes
Giuseppe Facchetti
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  • business Postdoc, Börries and Hauke Group University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Grad. Year: 2013
  • Supervisor: C. Altafini
  • Thesis Title: Computational approaches to complex biological networks
Gianpaolo Gobbo
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  • business Postdoc, B. J. Leimkuhler Group, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
  • Grad. Year: 2013
  • Supervisor: A. Laio
  • Thesis Title: Novel Approaches for an Unprejudiced Characterization of Rare Events
Luca Ianeselli
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  • business Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
  • Grad. Year: 2013
  • Supervisor: A. Laio; L. Casalis
  • Thesis Title: Development of a Miniaturized Electro-Fluidic Detector for Medical Diagnostics
Daniele Granata
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  • business Postdoc, ICMS, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  • Grad. Year: 2013
  • Supervisor: A. Laio, M. Vendruscolo
  • Thesis Title: Characterizing structure and free energy landscape of proteins by NMR-guided metadynamics.
Duvan Franco Marin
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  • Grad. Year: 2013
  • Supervisor: A. Magistrato
  • Thesis Title: Computational studies on DNA Damage Recognition
Luca Tubiana
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  • business Postdoc, R. Podgornik's group University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Grad. Year: 2012
  • Supervisor: C. Micheletti
  • Thesis Title: Equilibrium and kinetic properties of knotted ring polymers: a computational approach
Zhaleh Ghaemi Bafghi
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  • business Postdoc, Luthey-Schulten Group University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US
  • Grad. Year: 2012
  • Supervisor: A. Laio, P. Carloni
  • Thesis Title: Atomistic Simulation Studies of the Permeation Pharmacologicallly Relevant Molecules Through Lipid Membranes
Nhu Trang Do
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  • business Postdoc, Karttunen's group University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  • Grad. Year: 2012
  • Supervisor: G. Bussi, P. Carloni
  • Thesis Title: Investigating Peptide/RNA binding in Anti-HIV research by molecular simulations: electrostatic recognition and accelerated sampling
Fahimeh Baftizadeh
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  • business Postdoc, Trout's group MIT, Boston, Massachusetts, US
  • Grad. Year: 2012
  • Supervisor: A. Laio
  • Thesis Title: Atomistic Simulations of Short Peptides Aggregation by Advanced Computational Techniques
Gianpaolo Chiriano
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  • business Research assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Grad. Year: 2011
  • Supervisor: G.Legname, M.L.Bolognesi, M.Roberti, A.Cavalli, P.Carloni
  • Thesis Title: Computer- and synthesis-based approaches towards the discovery of novel BACE-1 inhibitors as potential anti-Alzheimer’s drugs
Salvatore Borganzone
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  • business Postdoc, Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona, Spain
  • Grad. Year: 2011
  • Supervisor: P. Carloni, G. Legname, M.L. Bolognesi
  • Thesis Title: Design, synthesis and molecular modeling studies of drug candidate compounds against prion diseases
Valeria Losasso
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  • business Research Assistant, STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK
  • Grad. Year: 2011
  • Supervisor: S. Gustincich, P. Carloni
  • Thesis Title: Computational studies on the protein alpha-synuclein: from disease-linked mutations to ligand binding
Pilar Cossio
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  • business Postdoc, Hummer's Group MPI, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Grad. Year: 2011
  • Supervisor: A. Laio
  • Thesis Title: Protein physics by advanced computational techniques: conformational sampling and folded state discrimination
Alessandro Bosco
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  • business Postdoc, L. Casalis' group Elettra, Trieste, Ital
  • Grad. Year: 2011
  • Supervisor: C. Micheletti, A. De Simone
  • Thesis Title: Mechanical response of ssDNA filaments and ss/dsDNA patches: experiments and simulations
Raffaelo Potestio
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  • business Group leader, Polymer Physics MPI, Mainz, Germany
  • Grad. Year: 2010
  • Supervisor: C. Micheletti
  • Thesis Title: Coarse-grained modelling of protein structure and internal dynamics: comparative methods and applications
Giulia Rossetti
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  • business Research Associate, Computational Biophysics German Research School, Jülich, Germany
  • Grad. Year: 2010
  • Supervisor: P. Carloni, G. Legname, A. Magistrato
  • Thesis Title: Molecular simulation studies of the prion protein: from disease-linked variants to ligand binding
Mauro Melli
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  • business Postdoc, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, California, US
  • Grad. Year: 2010
  • Supervisor: G. Scoles, M. Lazzarino
  • Thesis Title: Mechanical resonating devices and their applications in biomolecular studies
Subhra Mandal
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  • business Postdoc, NCMLS Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Grad. Year: 2010
  • Supervisor: G. Scoles, S. Krol
  • Thesis Title: Polyelectrolyte based NANO-approaches for Cancer therapy or diagnostics
Barbara Sanavio
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  • business Postdoc, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C.Besta, Milan, Italy
  • Grad. Year: 2010
  • Supervisor: G. Scoles, L. Casalis
  • Thesis Title: Oriented Immobilization of Prion Protein Demonstrated via Precise Interfacial Nanostructure Measurements