Carla Bazzicalupi was born on 22 December 1967. She received her Ph.D. degree in chemical science, Florence, Italy, in 1996. She also received a degree in chemistry, Florence, Italy, in 1992. From 1996 to 1997, she was a Research Fellow at the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, ISSEC, Florence, Italy. From 1997 to 1998, she was a Postdoc Research Fellow, Florence, Italy. From May 1998 to October 2001, she was a specialist at the University of Florence. Since November 2001, she has been a Researcher at the University of Florence. Her research interests include characterization of newly synthesized macrocyclic molecules and of their binding behaviour toward both metal cations and organic and inorganic anions by means of single crystal X-ray diffraction and computational methods (molecular mechanics and quantomechanics methods). Her interest has been focused on macrocycles and/or their metal complexes as models for nucleases, phosphodiesterases, and other metalloenzymes. Binding modes between ligands and biological targets such as DNA have been also objects of her interest. In addition, the use of properly functionalized macrocycles as fluorescent sensors toward species of environmental or biological interest has been widely investigated. She is a Member of the Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia (AIC). She is author of more than one hundred papers published in international journals.
Biography Updated on 24 June 2013