Dr. Laura Chronopoulou 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). 1/10/2019-30/11/2020: Supercritical fluids extraction and characterization of phenolic compounds from olivemill wastes, funded by the Lazio Innova ABASA project (coordinator: prof. Bellincampi).
She is a member of the editorial board of the journals Micro and BioMed Research International.