Di Venere Almerinda

Subject: Biochemistry and Molecular biology

mail: divenere@med.uniroma2.it

office: 0672596464

Curriculum vitae


Born: September 1, 1970, Rome, Italy


Education and Academic Position
M.S. University Degree in Physics, Rome Tor Vergata
PhD in Biology and Physiopathology of Epithelium, Rome Tor Vergata
Advanced Courses
-“III national School on Synchrotron radiation”, Italy, 1995.
-“Summer School – Applications of Synchrotron Radiation in Life
Sciences and Chemistry” Italy, 1996.
-“Sixth International Summer School on Biophysics – Supramolecular
Structure and Function”. Rovinj, Croazia, 1997.
-“Protein Structure”. Italy, 1998.
-School of the Italian Pure and Applied Biophysics Society “Spectroscopies and Computational Methods in the Study of Biological Systems”; Italy, 1999.


From 2002 Full Researcher in Biochemistry, “Tor Vergata” University, Rome.
Scientific activity
Protein structure to function relationship:
a. conformational stability studies of proteins by equilibrium unfolding measurements;
b. kinetic measurements of the folding/unfolding process of metal containing proteins;
c. structural and functional behavior of monomeric and oligomeric enzymes under high pressure condition.
Spectroscopic techniques:
A. Di Venere has a very good knowledge of fluorescence dynamics (both in phase and time-resolved techniques), circular dichroism and rotational dynamics measurements of proteins in solution.
She is author of about 45 scientific publications (IF 115, Hindex=12) in the fields of optical spectroscopy of biological molecules, fluorescence instrumentation and biomaterials.
Member of the Italian Society of Biochemistry (SIB), National Institute of Physics of Matter and of Nast project, University of Tor Verg