Giulio Alberini

PhD Student

Contacts

Center for Synaptic Neuroscience (NSYN) Largo Rosanna Benzi 10, Padiglione IST Nord, Torre D, 16132, Genova

About

Sept. 2016 - now. PhD Candidate in Neurosciences, Università di Genova and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova. PhD project in Computational Biophysics under the supervision of Dr. Luca Maragliano and Prof. Fabio Benfenati.

The PhD topic is focused on the study of transport properties of conventional (transcellular) and paracellular membrane proteins using both standard and biased Molecular Dynamics simulations. 

Sept. 2015 - July 2016. MSc Project in Physics (Supervisor Prof. Alessandro Arcovito), Istituto di Biochimica e Biochimica Clinica, Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Rome (Italy). Training in Molecular Dynamics (with Dr. Stefano Della Longa) and in Bioinformatics (with Prof. A. Tramontano).

Oct. 2014 - July 2016. MSc Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Physics (110/110 cum laude), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia (Italy). Training in Matter Physics and Computational Biophysics.

Oct. 2012 - July 2014. MSc Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Mathematics (110/110 cum laude), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia (Italy). Training in Mathematical Analysis and Mathematical Physics. Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Marco Degiovanni. 

Projects

Rare events sampling in membrane proteins.

Selected Publications

3) Bramini M., Alberini G., Benfenati F., Maragliano L., Cesca F. Interactions Between 2D Graphene-Based Materials and the Nervous Tissue. Advanced 2D Materials – Characterization, Production and Applications, Publisher: SCIENCE PUBLISHERS (An Imprint of CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Group).

2) Bramini M., Alberini G., Colombo E., Chiacchiaretta M., DiFrancesco M. L., Maya-Vetencourt J. F., Maragliano L., Benfenati F., Cesca F. Interfacing Graphene-Based Materials With Neural Cells. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

1) Alberini G., Benfenati F. and Maragliano L. A refined model of claudin-15 tight junction paracellular architecture by molecular dynamics simulations. PLOS ONE, 2017, 12, e0184190.