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Originally from Italy, I studied and lived in Ireland and the UK and now reside in Canada. I worked for several years as a research scientist and I led my own research laboratory. I also hold an MBA from John Molson School of Business. 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
Certificate in Creative Writing, Open College of the Arts, United Kingdom
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Writer/Editor: I have more than ten 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: After obtaining my PhD in chemical biology in Ireland, I worked as a research scientist both in industry and academia in the UK and Canada. I am an expert in biocatalysis and enzyme engineering.
In the past, I led my own research group in Carleton University as an Assistant Professor. Unfortunately, because of family reasons, earlier in 2022 I had to quit my job. My situation has since resolved, and I am currently looking to re-establish my laboratory, hopefully in Montréal.
AWARDS / GRANTS
Royal Society Research Grant, 2021(RGS\R1\211154), Nottingham, UK
RSC Research Fund grant (R20-4751), 2020, Nottingham, UK
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