Laura Chronopoulou

Postdoctoral fellow
Dr. Laura Chronopoulou was born in Rome on 28/03/1982. She obtained a second level degree in Chemistry, specializing in the chemistry of biological systems, from the University of Rome La Sapienza, on 25/05/2006, with full marks, discussing the experimental thesis: “Lipase-polymeric nanoparticles bioconjugates: synthesis, characterization and uses in biocatalytic processes”. In November 2006 she won a 3-year scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) for pursuing her PhD. She obtained a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Rome La Sapienza in December 2009, discussing the thesis: “Enzyme-polymeric nanoparticles bioconjugates: synthesis, characterization and biotechnological applications”. She has been working as a Post-Doc at the Chemistry Department of the University of Rome La Sapienza since March 2010, in the following projects: 1/03/2010-28/02/2014: Synthesis and characterization of polymer-based nanohybrid materials for biotechnological applications. 1/05/2014-30/04/2017: Development and characterization of materials in support of biotechnological processes for the treatment of wastewater. 1/10/2017-30/09/2019: Innovative green chemistry approaches for PHA recovery from microbial cells, funded by the H2020 RES URBIS project (coordinator: prof. Majone). 1/10/2019-today: Supercritical fluids extraction and characterization of phenolic compounds from olivemill wastes, funded by the Lazio Innova ABASA project (coordinator: prof. Bellincampi).
Research activity
Scientific area: 
Industrial chemistry
Research activity: 
Micro and nanostructured biomaterials for biotechnological applications: biosynthesis of injectable, biocompatible and biodegradable materials based on self-assembling peptides, for applications in tissue engineering and drug delivery. Biopolymeric nanomaterials for the delivery of bioactives and nucleic acids to plant or animal cells or as carriers for industrial enzymes. Innovative nanoprecipitation techniques and microfluidic reactors. Green solvents for the selective extraction of bioactive molecules and biopolymers from plant materials or microbial cells: Supercritical fluids extraction of bioactives from waste materials.
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