Associate Professors

Alessandro PORCHETTA

Professore Associato SSD: CHIM/01Stanza: 15 | Edificio pp1 | primo piano
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Biographical Info

Dr. Porchetta is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sciences and Chemical Technologies of University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. During the PhD his research activities mainly focused on the development of innovative strategies to recreate naturally occurring mechanisms to finely control structure-switching DNA-based receptors for sensing applications. His research activities currently lie in the fields of nucleic acid-based nanodevices and CRISPR-Cas technology for diagnostic and drug monitoring applications. In addition, he recently developed supramolecular systems combining soft nanomaterials with responsive DNA modules for theranostic applications. He published 38 papers in ISI peer-reviewed journals (15 papers in journals with impact factor (IF) > 10 (6 JACS + 2 Nano Letters + 1 Acc. Chem. Res. + 4 Ang. Chem. Int. Ed.) with more than 1000 total citations and a H-index of 20. In 2018 Prof. Porchetta was awarded the prestigious European Young Chemist 2018 intended to showcase and recognise the excellent research being carried out by young scientists. Prof. Porchetta holds a Horizon-2020 RISE-Marie Skłodowska-Curie project named “Nano-OligoMed“.

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