!!!Fabrizio Chiti
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__Present and Previous Positions__
* 2010,12 - present, Full Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biomedical Experimental and Clinical Sciences, Section of Biochemistry, University of Florence (Italy)
* 2002,11 – 2010,12, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Florence (Italy)
* 2002,02 - 2002,10, Post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. C. M. Dobson, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge (UK)
* 2000,02 - 2002,01, Post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. G. Ramponi, Department of Biochemistry, University of Florence (Italy)
* 1996,10 - 2000,01, Ph.D. student in the laboratory of the Prof. C. M. Dobson, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford (UK)
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__Fields of Scholarship__
*Protein folding
*Protein misfolding, protein aggregation, amyloid fibril formation
*Study, at a molecular level, of the process by which native proteins convert into aggregation-prone partially folded states
*Study, in molecular depth, of the conversion of partially folded states of proteins into amyloid fibrils and precursor oligomers
*Relationship between structure and toxicity of protein oligomers in cellular and animal models
*Investigation of molecular chaperones as inhibitors of the toxicity of protein oligomers
*Study, at a molecular level, of the process of native-like aggregation
*Effect of membrane lipids, such as the GM1 ganglioside, on protein aggregation and associated toxicity
*Effect of extracellular agents, such as glycosamynoglycans, on protein aggregation and associated toxicity
*Editing of mathematical algorithms able to predict fundamental aspects of protein aggregation in vitro and in vivo
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__Honours and Awards__
*24/06/2010,  “Roncaglia-Mari” Award for the year 2010 as a main contributor in Science (the Award was presented by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano)
*12/10/2005, Membership to the EMBO Young Investigator Programme for years 2006-2008.
* 27/10/2003, "Jean-Francois LeFèvre Lecture" at the Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg (ESBS)
* 23/09/2000, Gold Medal from the Italian Society of Biochemistry as author of the most significant poster presented at the 45th Congress of the Italian Society of Biochemistry
* 13/09/1999, Prize from the publishing company McGraw-Hill at the 44th Congress of the Italian Society of Biochemistry as “author of a significant paper published from 1998 to 1999”
*01/02/2000, Research Fellowship from the Italian Telethon Foundation (no. 453.bi)
*01/02/1999, “Giuseppe Guelfi” Training Fellowship (Borsa di Perfezionamento) from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (no. 33/cc)
*7/10/1996, “Marie Curie” Fellowship from the European Commission (no. BI04CT965113)
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