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Chemistry Graduate now seeking a new position in the field of Regulatory Affairs. My research experience ranges from advanced material science (nanotechnologies, surface and nanomaterials characterization) to drug discovery. Besides my good technical skills that include a thorough understanding of several experimental techniques and software, I am a fluent speaker in English, German and Italian. 


You can read more about my experience in “Training in European Policies” at the European Commission on my interview for the UK press (ChemistryWorld, Royal Society of Chemistry) at


Past Experience

  • Visiting Research Student London, United Kingdom
    May 2015 --- November 2015

    Visiting Research Student, University College London (UCL), Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, London, UK. Master’s thesis in fragment-based drug design entitled Protein-Ligand Interactions between Protein Side Chains and Ligand Fragments. Thesis Advisor: Prof. D. Selwood, Division of Medicine, Drug Discovery. Final grade: A- or 95/100. My thesis included complex data analysis, programming tasks and in silico experiments with the aid of chemoinformatic packages

  • Research Trainee Ispra, Province of Varese, Italy
    April 2015 --- August 2015

    Trainee at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), Nanobiosciences Unit (NBS), Ispra (VA), Italy. Within the IHCP, the NBS unit is undertaking research into nanomaterials behaviour in support of EU policies and legislation. Received training to fabricate nanomaterials via plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition techniques and for their characterization. Further developed assays to study the interactions between functionalized nanoparticles and nano-assembled surfaces. The results obtained contribute to the development of a new device, on which the unit is currently working, for real-time characterization of the hydrophobicity of nanoparticles. This information is essential to ensure the biocompatibility of nanomaterials for medical applications and thus providing an insight about their safety and quality. My daily duties include collaborative lab work, data analysis, presentations and the preparation of a publication to summarize the results obtained

  • Research internship Munich, Germany
    March 2013 --- August 2013

    Research internship in the field of nanomedicine at the LMU, Munich, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Bein, Functional Nanosystems). Received training in synthesis and characterization of mesoporous silica nanoparticles. Implemented a protocol to synthesize nanoparticles with a core-shell structure: promising nanocarriers for "next-generation" nanomedicines. First insight into the upcoming challenges associated with safety/quality assessment of nanomaterials, and the lack of robust and sensitive analytical methods for their characterization. My daily activities included collaborative lab work, a final report and presentation entitled Synthesis of Promising Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery

  • Laboratory Assistant Munich, Germany
    November 2012 --- January 2013

    Part time research assistant / Lab technician at the LMU, Munich, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Carell, Nucleic Acid Chemistry). The goal was to support other scientists while performing basic tasks and routine experiments in the lab (E.coli culture, protein expression and purification, western blot, analytical electrophoresis for DNA, SDS-PAGE, PCR)

  • Research internship Munich, Germany
    August 2012 --- October 2012

    Research internship in the field of medicinal chemistry/ biomolecular chemistry, Munich, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Carell, Nucleic Acid Chemistry) Collaborated on a project that aimed to investigate the activity of the MnmC enzyme, involved in the biosynthesis of a modified base in tRNA. Received training in sterile techniques, cell culture, protein purification and chromatographic techniques. My lab work contributed to the optimization of a new protocol for an enzymatic activity assay used in the project

  • Client Counseling Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    April 2010 --- April 2012

    Client counseling at Next Event, Milan, Italy. Part time job while completing my BSc in Chemistry. My duties included German-Italian, German-English and English-Italian translations at international exhibitions in Milan, Italy


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailAnalytical thinkingCritical thinkingCollaborationStrategic thinkingCommunicativeEfficiencySelf-disciplineInnovative thinkingProblem solvingResponsibilityResult OrientedSociability


Self Assessment :
ChemistryRegulatory affairsDrug development processMicrosoft OfficeGermanEnglishItalian BiochemistryCommunication SkillsImageJPipeline PilotNanotechnologyEuropean Commissionscience

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
time managementWritten presentationOral presentationManuscript preparation and review Analyze data Interpret dataEvaluate physico-chemical dataPresent data at congressPublication of articles


  • Master in Chemistry from Ludwig-Maximilians University in 2015
  • Bachelor in Chemistry from University of Milan in 2012

Training and Certification

  • 1st Springschool in Chemoinformatics in 2014 Certification
  • TOEFL in 2012 Certification
  • Test DaF in 2010 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Regulatory Affairs Assistant Pharmacovigilance Assistant Freelance Science Writer Science teacher
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Austria France Germany Italy Switzerland United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States
  • Work From Home:
  • International:

Area / Region

Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy


Driving License
  • No