Alessandro Arcovito was born on the 8th of December 1971 in Rome (Italy). He got his B.S. degree in physics from the Sapienza University of Rome in 1997 with full merit. In 2002, he got his Ph.D. degree in biophysics from the same university under the supervision of professor Maurizio Brunori; afterwards, he spent three years as a Postdoc at the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department of the Stockholm University and in 2006 he finally got a position as an Associate Professor in biochemistry at the Medicine faculty of the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome, where he is still working. The main research interest of Arcovito has been the structural dynamics of proteins, that means to dissect the molecular details underlining the relationship between a specific biological process and its structural determinants. This topic of research has been investigated from different perspectives on many biological systems, and it has been faced by combining different experimental techniques, such as X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption, surface plasmon resonance, and a wide range of other spectroscopic techniques, using time-resolved and/or temperature-dependent protocols. Due to this research activity, Arcovito has been responsible of different projects at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble (France), at Lure in Paris (France), and at Daresbury Laboratories in Manchester (UK).
Biography Updated on 5 October 2011