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Laura Montali

PhD Student

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Teaching tutor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

PhD Student in Chemistry (34° cycle) at Chemistry Department "G. Ciamician", 03/A1- Analytical Chemistry. Research activity: Development and optimization of bio and chemiluminescent biosensors and their integration in portable analytical devices for environmental, forensic, agro-alimentary and diagnostic applications. Supervisor Prof. Elisa Michelini.

 

TRAINING

Master’s degree in Chemistry (110/110), University of Bologna, experimental thesis in Analytical Chemistry: “Acetylcholinesterase activity evaluated with a novel origami paper-based chemiluminescent biosensor: on-site detection of neurotoxic compounds”, Supervisor: Prof.ssa Elisa Michelini, Co-Supervisor: Dott.ssa Maria Maddalena Calabretta.

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Material Chemistry (106/110), University of Bologna, experimental thesis in Analytical Chemistry: “Sviluppo e ottimizzazione di un metodo analitico per la separazione e selezione di un campione di particelle omogenee di metal-organic frameworks (mofs)", Supervisor: Prof.ssa Barbara Roda.

 

SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH ACTIVITY

-Development of whole-cell bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring, drug screening and analysis of clinical samples

- Development of portable biosensing devices for on-site multiplexed analysis

- Development analytical methods with bio- and chemiluminescence detection applied to biomedical and pharmaceutical screening, environmental and food

- Cell culture (bacterial, yeast, mammalian)

- In vitro Bioluminescence Imaging and development of Bioluminescent 3D cell culture models.

 

COLLABORATION WITH FUNDED PROJECTS

- NATO-SPS: (2016, I have been taking part since March 2018)- “Cell Biosensors for Detection of Chemical and Biological Threats” (Project Coordinator: Dr. Elisa Michelini).

- FEDKITO, FrEsh FooD sustainable pacKaging in the cIrcular ecOnomy (PRIMA European project): September 2020 - on going.

SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANIZING COMMITEE

September 16th-20th, 2018, DAMSLab, Bologna, Italy
XXVII Congresso Nazionale della Società Chimica Italiana.

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