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