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About me

I love to be puzzled and inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, and when it is the case—I feel fulfilled by doing my best. I have no fear to try nor to fall neither to stand up again. I wish to improve every day.



Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    Since November 2014
    Genetic engineering of human cells using the CRISPR/Cas system. Bioinformatics and data analysis mostly with Python.

Past Experience

  • Ph.D.
    January 2010 --- October 2014
    My Ph.D. work is focused on bacteriophages. I use them mostly for in-vitro selection of aptamers (Phage Display). I have practiced Phage Display and SELEX to select aptamers that bind a diverse range of molecules from enzymes to antibiotics. I have spent quite a lot of time dealing with cloning and genetic engineering of bacteria and viruses to develop several bacteriophage mutants. Phage mutants that I have made are now employed to explore the potential of viral capsids as building blocks for catalytic particles, liquid crystals and other applications.

  • Graphic Designer
    January 2005 --- January 2009
    Photoshop and animation expert. I was in charge for the realization of posters, books and brochures published by the Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital for scientific communication and public events. I was involved in the realization of documentaries and movies on surgical techniques for conferences and educational purpose.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingCuriosityIndependenceOptimismProblem solvingResult OrientedSelf-confidenceTrust


LinkedIn Assessment :
ELISAmolecular biologyStructural BioinformaticsBiotechnologyBiochemistryBacterial CulturingVirus Productiongenetic engineeringBacteria EngineeringVirus EngineeringPhage DisplaySELEXProtein PurificationProtein AssaysProtein-protein InteractionsAntimicrobial ResistancePCR primer designreal-time PCRMolecular CloningDNA extractionDNA electrophoresisProtein FoldingWindowsMac OSBioinformaticsrecombinant DNA technologyLinuxMicrosoft OfficeiWorkPhotoshopPythonEnglishItalianSkydivingMotorsportsSnowboardingDNA extractionRecombinant DNAVirusesLife SciencesQ-PCRqPCRProtein ExpressionscienceLaboratoryDNA

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Design scientific projects (in biology)Organize scientific projects (in biology) Analyze data


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry and Bioengineering from University of Groningen in 2014
  • Master's degree in Biophysics from Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in 2009
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in 2007

Training and Certification

  • An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python Certification
  • Introduction to Genomic Technologies Certification
  • Principles of Computing Certification
  • R Programming Certification
  • The Data Scientist’s Toolbox Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Scientific Researcher Scientific consultant Laboratory Manager Principal Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:


    Expert has 6 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Utrecht, Netherlands


Driving License
  • Yes