Alessandra Del Giudice

Postdoctoral fellow
Biography
Alessandra Del Giudice was born in 1988 in San Severo (FG). She earned the bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2011 and the master's degree in Chemistry (Inorganic-Physical Chemistry course) in 2013, at Sapienza University of Rome. She received her PhD in Chemical Sciences in December 2016 at the same university, where she is currently a postdoctoral research fellow since 2017. Her PhD work focused on the application of scattering techniques and optical spectroscopies for the study of protein processes as unfolding and oligomerization. This included visiting periods at Lund University. Her current research interests comprise also the structural characterization of soft matter systems formed by the self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules. During her research as a PhD student and a post-doc Alessandra had the chance to take part in several small-angle X-ray scattering experiments with synchrotron radiation. In addition, Alessandra gives technical assistance and scientific support for running the SAXSlab Sapienza facility which allows users to perform in-lab small/wide angle X-ray scattering measurements.
Research activity
Scientific area: 
Physical chemistry
Research activity: 
Structural and spectroscopic studies of proteins in stress conditions. Structural characterization with small angle X-ray scattering (Collaborations within the Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome). Characterization of bile-salts and charged block copolymer mixtures. Self- assembly of model peptides: the effect of non-aqueous solvents (Collaboration with Lund University, Division of Physical Chemistry - Prof. U. Olsson). Small angle X-ray scattering study of photosynthetic proteins and their regulatory complexes (Collaboration with the University of Bologna, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology - Prof. F. Sparla, and Department of Chemistry - Prof. S. Fermani).
In the staff of the following lines of research:

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