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Simona Fermani

Assistant professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

FERMANI Simona, since December 2010, is assistant professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, University of Bologna.

She is co-author of 45 publications in peer-reviewed journals (average IF 4,65, h-index 16 from web of science).

Education:

- “Laurea” degree in Chemistry (December 15, 1995) at the University of Bologna. Thesis title: “Asymmetric catalysis with complexes of Ti (IV) and Zr (IV): new perspectives and developments"

- PhD in Chemistry (February 20, 2000) at the University of Bologna. Thesis title “Protein crystallography. Structure of chloroplast glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase”.

In the period 2000-2005 she has a post-doctoral position in the project “Crystal growth on polymeric matrices” responsible Prof. A. Ripamonti at the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, University of Bologna.

In the period 2005-2008 she had a post-doctoral position in a FIRB project, title “CP12 an intrinsically disordered plant protein involved in the formation of supramolecular complexes”, working at the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, University of Bologna.

In the period 2008-2010, she worked in a multinational company (Nexans), continuing an active collaboration with the research group at the university.

Periods abroad:

- june-december 1998 and october-december 2000 in structural biology laboratory of Prof. T. Blundel, Biochemistry Department, Univesity of Cambridge (UK), working on the crystalline structure resolution of the protein fragment NK1 and of a DNA tetraplex.

- July 2003 in the laboratory of Prof. J. Moradian-Oldak, Center for Cranofacial Molecular Biology, School of Dentistry, University of Southem California, working on the structural study of amelogenins, protein family involved in enamel formation.