Silvia Rinaldi




Phone: +39 055 522 5204

Site: Firenze

Address: Area della Ricerca CNR di Firenze, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

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Education:Master in Healthcare Management (MiMS), SDA Bocconi (2018-2019); Ph.D. in Chemical Science, University of Siena (2010-2013); Post-graduate specialization course in Applied Molecular Science, University of Perugia (2010); M.S and B.S. in Chemical and Industrial Biotechnology (2004-2009), University of Perugia.

Work Experience: Researcher at CNR-ICCOM, Florence, since January 2021; Consultant in healthcare consulting firms (2019-2021); Postdoctoral fellow of Biomolecular Simulations & Computational Chemistry Lab at CNR-SCITEC, Milano (2014-2018); Postgraduate fellow at CEMIN-Centre of Excellence for Innovative Nanostructural Materials for Chemical, Physical and Biomedical Applications, University of Perugia (2009-2010).

Management: Principal Investigator of a FIRC-AIRC fellowship for ‘Tuning the molecular mechanism of Hsp70 to expand therapeutic opportunities in cancer’ (2015-2017); Principal Investigator of a ISCRA-Cineca project for ‘Mechanisms of action of 2D phosphorene selective toxicity’  (2021-2022); Participation in various research projects (PRIN, Human Frontier Science Program, National Science Foundation USA and others) in the period 2010-2018.

Honors and Awards: CNR-DSCTM Young Investigator Award 2018-Computational Modelling Menzione d’onore.

Other Activities: Participation in technology transfer projects and activities with focus on research/business interactions; Consulting activities for business development, strategy and marketing

Visiting scientist: University of Bristol – United Kingdom (July- Oct 2015); Centre for photochemical sciences at Bowling Green State University, OH, USA (Jan- Aug 2013)

Publications: 19 ISI articles, 2 book chapters with ISBN, 1 web interface program, 13 contributions to conferences as poster and oral communications, 2 invited seminars at international institutions.

Bibliometric data:  21 documents; 503 citations; h-index 12. (Scopus, 02/12/2021)

Research interests: Computational enzymology, Biomolecular Simulations, Dynamics based drug design, Protein and peptide design, molecular recognition, structure-function relationships in molecules and complex systems

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