CASALI Emanuela

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-1978 :Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Parma

-1982 :Specialization in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma.

-March 1987: Visiting Scientist (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israele, "Department of Membrane Research")

-October 1988-December 1989 : Visiting Scientist (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Biochemistry Department, New York, USA)

Fellowships and academic positions

-1978-1984 : Fellowship from Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali, (CRPA), Reggio Emilia. Topic: artificial insemination in bovine and swine species.

-1985. Instructor at FEBS advanced Course 85/05 : Isolation and characterization of membrane proteins: biochemical and biophysical aspects.

-1985 – 2000 : Funzionario Tecnico, Institute of Biological Chemistry, University of Parma.

-Since september 2000. Confirmed Researcher at the Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma.

every day by appointment

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2013/2014


Lines of research

1976-1998: structural studies on Gramicidin A’ incorporated into model membranes; supramolecular organization of Gramicidin A’ channels; cation transport across biological membranes; interactions of Q homologues with membrane models; fluorescence investigation on DNA-DAPI complexes; steady state and time-resolved fluorescence investigation of the Sex Steroid Binding Protein, as a model of protein/steroid interactions; lipid peroxidation in tumour cells. 1998- until now. Research topics : (1) The Mouse Major Urinary Protein (MUP) complex as a model to investigate animal pheromonal communication and human allergy. Role of various residues on the correct protein folding and allergenicity. (2) Blood transfusion and metabolomic, in collaboration with the struttura Complessa di Medicina Trasfusionale AUSL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia. Biochemical analysis and metabolic profiling by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of erythrocytes units (RBCs) conserved in blood bank conditions (4° C up to 42 days). Evaluation of metabolic changes during storage at different times and upon different treatments: leukodepletion and/or X-ray irradiation.



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Plesso Biotecnologico Integrato

Via Volturno, 39

CAP 43125 Parma