Team Members

Politecnico di Milano Team

  • foldhalo giancarlo terraneo

    Dr. Terraneo is an associate professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta", where he focuses on crystallography.
    All the structural work on small molecules and proteins described in this project will be supervised by Dr. Terraneo.

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  • folhalo gabriella cavallo

    Dr. Cavallo is a young assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta", where she focuses on organic synthesis and characterization of functional materials.
    Dr. Cavallo will supervise all the synthetic work described in this project, as well as immobilization of materials on surfaces and related characterization.

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  • luisa lascialfari bn

    Dr. Lascialfari as a post-doc is in charge of the synthesis of unnatural aminoacids containing halogen-bond donor groups and its effect on peptide self-assembly.

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    Dr. Tirotta as a post-doc is in charge of self-assembly studies on peptide-protein conjugates.

  • Foto Ale Gori

    Dr. Gori as a post-doc is in charge of the synthesis and purification of peptides incorporating halogen-containing aminoacids.

  • Andrea Pizzi

    A.P. is a PhD student in charge of fibrillation and self-assembly studies on peptides incorporating halogen-containing aminoacids.


Aalto University

  • claudia pigliacelli bn

    Dr. Pigliacelli is in charge of self-assembly studies of peptide-nanoparticle conjugates, and in general will take care of all the high-resolution microscopy needed by the project.


VTT Team

  • Foto Nevanen

    Dr. Nevanen is leader of the team "Molecular Diagnostics" at VTT. She will be in charge of coordinating all the activities regarding expression and purification of antibody Fab fragments from recombinant sources and in vitro and ex-vivo competitive binding assays.

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  • roberto milani foldhalo

    Dr. Milani will be in charge of the immobilization strategies related to the expression and surface support of the Fab fragments.

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  • Invited Lecture at HALCHEM VIII

    Pierangelo Metrangolo will give an invited lecture at the 8th International Meeting on Halogen Chemistry, which will be held in Inuyama city, Aichi, Japan from 12th to 15th September, 2017. The title of the lecture will be "Halogenation as a New Tool to Control Peptide Self-Assembly".


    Flyer Halchem

  • TEDx Talk for Principal Investigator

    Prof. Pierangelo Metrangolo gave a talk entitled "molecular machines" in a TEDx event organized by Politecnico di Milano on December 13th, 2016. This contribution is a tribute to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa, winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2016. In the context of supramolecular chemistry, also the aims of FoldHalo have been mentioned.

    CLICK HERE to see the presentation

     ted talk




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