Federica received her MSc degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies at the University of Messina (Italy). During her master’s she did a 5 month internship at the University of Dundee (Scotland), where under the supervision of Prof. Alessio Ciulli she worked on the biophysical analysis of small molecules targeting protein-protein interactions within the ubiquitine system. In September 2016 she joined the research group of Dr. Christian Ottmann and Prof. Luc Brunsveld at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) to start her PhD focused on the identification of new stabilizer of 14-3-3 protein-protein interactions implicated in cancer development.
Project topic: Chemical Biology
Characterization and small molecules stabilization of 14-3-3 protein-protein interactions