Projects: WG2 - Integration of early phase studies and low environmental impact actions, WG6 - Promote the transfer of knowledge, WG5 - Promote dissemination, WG1 - Compound libraries coordination and integration of compound design
Institutions: Università degli Studi di Sienahttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2574-3911
Expertise: structural biology, Cancer research, parassite research, drug development, antibiotic resistance, drug resistance, antibacterial drugs, neurodegenerative diseases, metalloproteins, protein-protein interactions, protein production
Tools: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry of substrate transport. molecular biological techniques (RNA/DNA techniques analyses of transport across cell membranes heterologous e..., Membrane protein biochemistry, Chemical cross-linking, Site-directed mutagenesis
I am a biologist by training. My research career is focussed on the structure-function relationships of membrane transport systems in Escherichia coli. I am interested in understanding the mechanism of ion and solute transport across the membrane and how this influences bacterial cell survival. My work mainly focusses on the ligand-gated potassium efflux systems which are crucial for cell survival during electrophile exposure and the mechanosensitive channels involved in hypoosmotic stress ...
Expertise: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microarray analysis, Bacillus subtilis, phenotypic heterogeneity, gene regulation, stress responses, protein secretion, functional protein expression, microscopy, fluorescence protein fusions (transcriptional and translational), localisation studies
Tools: Genetic modification, Transcriptomics, Microarray analysis, Fluorecence based reporter gene analyses/single cell analyses, Site-directed mutagenesis, Fluorescence microscopy, Flow cytometry, Immunofluorescence, transposon mutagenesis, Molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA/Protein), DNA affinity chromatography, EMSA
PhD student. Analyzing CcpA affinity to cre boxes (catabolite responsive elements) and response of B. subtilis to membrane protein overproduction stress.