Prof.ssa

POLVERINI Eugenia

Professore di II fascia
Full time Equivalent: 
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Settore scientifico disciplinare:
FISICA APPLICATA (A BENI CULTURALI, AMBIENTALI, BIOLOGIA E MEDICINA) (FIS/07)
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Research activity on structural and dynamics studies of protein systems, mainly by means of computational techniques (Molecular Dynamics, Molecular Docking, protein Modelling) but also spectroscopic techniques (Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism).

Access as Visiting Scientist to the High Performance Computing facility SHARCNET (Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network: www.sharcnet.ca), of Compute/Calcul Canada (by 2009).

Born in Parma, Italy, on 02/10/1967.

Present position (from October 1st, 2014):
Associate Professor (permanent position) at the Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences, University of Parma.

Academic degrees
• Laurea (MSc) in Physics (Biophysical pathway), University of Parma, February 1992.
• Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies, University of Bologna, June 1998.
• Researcher (permanent position) in the area of Applied Physics (SSD FIS/07) at the Department of Physics, University of Parma (July 2006 - September 2014).
• National Scientific Qualification to Associate Professor in the areas of both Applied Physics (02/B3) and General Biochemistry and Clinic Biochemistry (05/E1) (2012).

Past positions
1998 - 2000: post-doctoral fellow of the Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia
2001 - 2002: research associate of the Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia
2002 - 2006: research associate at the Department of Physics, University of Parma

Research activity
Structural and dynamics studies of protein systems, mainly by means of computational techniques (Molecular Dynamics, Molecular Docking, protein Modelling) but also spectroscopic techniques (Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism).
She has access as Visiting Scientist to the High Performance Computing facility SHARCNET of Compute/Calcul Canada (by 2009).
44 publications on international journals.
80 communications at national and international congresses, also as invited speaker and as chairperson.

Participation to funded Projects
- FONCICYT Europe-Messico: “Investigación básica en nanomateriales innovadores avanzados: aplicaciones a la solución de desordenes neurológicos” (2010-2011).
- Network of the European Science Foundation (ESF): “Myelin Autoimmunity Research in Europe - MARIE” (2004-2006)

Several national and international collaborations, in particular with Prof. George Harauz, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Guelph, Canada.

Other scientific activities
•Member of the Scientific Commettee of the 85° SIBS Congress of the Italian Society of Experimental Biology (Parma, 2012)
•Member of the Steering Commettee of the European Science Foundation Scientific Network "Myelin Autoimmunity Research in Europe – MARIE" (2004-2006).
•Reviewer for the research programme proposals of the European Science Foundation (from 2006) and of the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society (FISM) (2008 and from 2012).
•Editor of the italian version of the book "Fundamental concepts of Bioinformatics" of D.E. Krane and M.L. Raymer, published by Pearson Education Italia (2007).

Present Courses at the University of Parma
• Computational Biophysics Laboratory, I year of the Master Degree in Physics and course of the Ph.D. in Physics (from 2015/16, 6 CFU)
• Physics, I year of the degree in Pharmacy (from 2014/15, 8 CFU).

Supervisor of 30 degree theses.
Supervisor of the PhD. thesis in Physics of Ilaria Menozzi (cycle XXIX) and Ludovica Leo (cycle XXXIII, in progress).
Teacher at national and international specialization courses.

Other present educational offices at the University of Parma
• Vice-president of the degrees in Physics, Unversity of Parma (from 2014)
• Responsible and webmaster of the web site of the degrees in Physics (from 2014).
• Member of the Council for the Ph.D. in Physics (from 2010).
• Member of the Steering Commitee of the degrees in Physics (form 2014).

Everyday, after contacting me by email.

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

Professor/Teacher

  • Full cicle (5 years) PHARMACY A.Y. 2019/2020
  • Full cicle (5 years) PHARMACY A.Y. 2018/2019
  • Full cicle (5 years) PHARMACY A.Y. 2017/2018
  • Full cicle (5 years) PHARMACY A.Y. 2016/2017
  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2014/2015

Teacher tutor

  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2019/2020
  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2018/2019
  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2017/2018

Altri Incarichi

Vice-president of the degrees in Physics, Unversity of Parma (from 2014)

Responsible and webmaster of the web site of the degrees in Physics (from 2014).

Member of the Council for the Ph.D. in Physics (from 2010).

Member of the Steering Commitee of the degrees in Physics (form 2014).

Lines of research

Main topics: 1) Structural and dynamics studies on Myelin Basic Protein (MBP) with relevance in demyelinating deseases like multiple sclerosis (in collaboration with Prof. George Harauz, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Guelph, Canada). 2) Study of the effects of dehydration on Collagen structure and aggregation (in collaboration with Prof. Maria Grazia Bridelli, Dep. SMFI, UniPR) 3) Structural and dynamic study on WT and mutated LOV photoreceptors (in collaboration with Prof. Aba Losi, Dep. SMFI, UniPR). 4) Structural and dynamic study on Cellular Retinol Binding Proteins and their interaction with ligands (in collaboration with Prof. Rodolfo Berni, Dep. SCVSA, UniPR). 5) Study of the interaction of wild type and mutated forms of Survival of Motor Neuron (SMN) protein with proteins of the spliceosome: implication in the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) disease. 6) Study of the interaction of urea derivatives with cytokinins and their adjuvant activity on cytokinin-driven physiological processes (in collaboration with Prof. Ada Ricci, Dep. SCVSA, UniPR).

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Orcid

orcid.org/0000-0003-1665-2129

Contacts

Phone number
905254
Office location

Parco Area delle Scienze, 7/A - Campus Scienze e Tecnologie
Università di Parma
43124 Parma