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Originally from Italy, I studied and lived in Ireland and the UK. I currently reside in Montréal where I work as a research scientist and I was recently awarded an MBA from John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. In my spare time, I write as a freelancer for high-reputation websites - such as the Huffington post, Autodesk, Synbiobeta and many more!
During year 2016/2017 I acted as community editor for the PLOSSynbio blog.
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PhD in Chemical Biology - University College Dublin, Ireland
MBA (Master of Business Administration) - Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada
MSc in Chemistry of Biological Molecules , Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Hons. Bachelor in Chemistry, Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Currently enrolled in a Hons. Bachelor in Creative Writing, Open College of the Arts, United Kingdom as a hobby
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Writer/Editor: I have more than eight years of experience in technical scientific writing (papers and grants) and extensive experience as a writer for several high reputation blogs, such as the Huffington Post.
I am also a creative writer: my favorite style is the novel, but I also like to write poems and I am training in other styles.
Scientist: I am currently in Montréal working as an Invited Researcher in Université de Montréal. In the past, I worked in the UK, first in industry at Synthace (a Synthetic Biology company in London) then in academia, as a Research Associate in Biocatalysis in the laboratory of Prof. Nicholas Turner at the University of Manchester. I joined the laboratory of Prof. Joelle Pelletier in Université de Montréal in 2015 and I am in Canada since then. I have also been involved in teaching at undergraduate level both at the Dundalk Institute of Technology (Ireland) and at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
AWARDS / GRANTS
Anne McLaren fellowship - University of Nottigham 2020, UK
Concordia Merit Scholarship - JMSB 2018/2019, Canada
FULLER LANDAU best student paper award -JMSB 2018, Canada
Winner of the prestigious 2015 'Publishing Better Science Through Better Data' writing competition organized by the Nature Publishing Group, UK
NSERC Engage Plus research grant 2016 together with Prof. Pelletier and our DSM industrial partner, Canada
PROTEO Travel Grant 2017, Québec, Canada
Biochemical Society Travel Grant 2016, UK
RSC Travel Grant 2016, UK
Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grant 2015, UK
IRCSET scholarship (Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology) 2009, Ireland
ERASMUS PLACEMENT scholarship 2008, Italy