Giuliano Berloffa

PhD Student

BS UniTN, MS Bologna. I have no friends, will you be mine? I’ll give you an apple!

giuliano.berloffa@unitn.it

Claudia Bonfio

PhD Student

MS, Chemistry, University of Padova. I am currently working on experiments to better understand life’s origins, chemically speaking, of course. In my free time I like to choose famous quotes to cover my PC screen.

claudia.bonfio@unitn.it

Dario Cecchi

PhD Student

dario.cecchi@unitn.it

 

Silvia Galvan

MS Student

I’m a master student of Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Trento.  Synthetic Biology, sweets and running are my main interest. Actually, I usually run to the lab because I’m late or to have one more ice-cream

Elisa Godino

MS Student

MS student, Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, University of Trento. I joined a project about prebiotic chemistry. Beside my science passion, I really enjoy both playing and watching volleyball, I never miss a game of our local team!

elisa.godino@studenti.unitn.it

Sheref S. Mansy

Associate Professor of Biochemistry

BS and PhD, Ohio State University (with JA Cowan); postdoc MGH/Harvard (with JW Szostak)

mansy@science.unitn.it
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Daniele Rossetto

MS Student

I’m a MS student of the Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Trento. When not involved in an Origin of Life project, I use to wander in alternative realities.

daniele.rossettoh@gmail.com

Simone Scintilla

Postdoctoral fellow

PhD in applied chemical and enzymatic synthesis, bioinorganic chemistry. At the moment I am investigating Fe-S cluster mechanism of formation. Historical fencing is my second love after raw seafood.

simone.scintilla@unitn.it

Duhan Toparlak

PhD Student

BS, Middle East Technical University; MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Here I am as a scientist/chemical engineer who is interested in synthetic biology to utilize artificial cells for therapeutic applications and origin of life, ultimately to create first artificial life form in the lab. I am currently investigating role of Fe-S clusters in early evolution of protocells.

omerduhan.toparlak@unitn.it

Noel Yeh Martin

PhD Student

MS, Biology, University of Geneva. After finishing my Master in molecular biology at the University of Geneva, I left the Lac Leman and the swiss chocolate to explore the Dolomites. In the free time I will create artificial systems able to imitate life.

Noel.YehMartin@unitn.it

Past Members

Postdocs
who, from-to, degree, next position
Luca Belmonte, 02.2014 – 02.2017, PhD, University of Genoa, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Roberta Lentini, 06.2015 – 0.07.2016, PhD, University of Trento
Michele Forlin, 05.2012 – 02.2016, PhD, University of Trento, University of Miami
Amy C. Spencer, 10.2009 – 08.2013, PhD, University of Utah, Aurum Labs
Domenica Torino, 02.2010 – 12.2012, PhD, University of Rome La Sapienza, Axxam SpA

PhD Students
who, from-to, degree, next position
Fabio Chizzolini, 01.2012 – 03.2016, PhD, University of Trento, postdoc at University of California Irvine
Roberta Lentini, 01.201 – 06.2015 PhD, University of Trento, postdoc UniTN
Laura Martini, 01.2011 – 17.2015 PhD, University of Trento, Enable Innovations S.r.l
Paola Torre, 12.2009 – 04.2013 PhD, University of Trento, New York University

MS
who, dates, degree, next position
Giorgio Fracasso, 04.2016 – 02.2017, MS, University of Bologna, MPI Dresden
Thomas Perli, 02.2015 – 03.2016, MS, University of Trento, Ginko Bioworks
Jason Fontana, 11.2012 – 05.2015, MS, University of Trento, Doctoral program, University of Washington
Ilaria Sala, 06.2014 – 03.2015, MS, University of Bologna, Doctoral program, University of Zurich
Silvia Pérez Santero, 10.2011 – 08.2012, MSc, Universitat Politècnica de València, Doctoral program, University of Verona

BS
who, when, degree, next position
Luca Valer, 2016, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, University of Padova
Eleonora Bailoni, 2016, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, University of Groningen
Elia Martini, 2015, BS, University of Trento, Masters program Wageningen
Michele Cornella, 2014, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, University of Bologna
Federico Brunello, 2013, University of Bologna, Masters program, University of Trento
Thomas Perli, 2013, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, University of Trento
Andrea Tassinari, 2013, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, University of Trento
Jason Fontana, 2012, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, University of Trento
Giacomo Giacomelli, 2012, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich
Matteo Caumo, 2012, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, University of Trento
Giuliano Berloffa, 2011, BS, University of Trento, Masters program, University of Bologna
Ihsan Dereli, 2010, BS, Bilkent University, Bilkent University, Turkey