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Laboratorio di Bioinformatica e

Biologia Sintetica

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Ilaria Massaiu


Ilaria Massaiu

Ilaria Massaiu

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+39-0382-985746

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+39-0382-525638

Born in Iglesias (CA), on March 8th, 1988
 

Main affiliation

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione

Università degli Studi di Pavia

Via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy

Other affiliations

Centre for Health Technologies (CHT)

Università degli Studi di Pavia

Via Ferrata 5, I-27100 Pavia, Italy

 

Current Position

PhD Student, University of Pavia, Italy

Academic Degree

2014

Master Degree in Bioengineering  at the University of Pavia, Italy.

Thesis: Studio del silenziamento di geni target mediante sRNA in circuiti sintetici e pathway metabolici.

2011

Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cagliari, Italy.

Thesis: Analisi modellistica del processo di crioconservazione di sospensioni cellulari.

 

Research Interests:

  •  Synthetic Biology in bacteria:
    • Rational design and characterization of synthetic genetic circuits
    • Mathematical modelling of biological systems
  •  Metabolic Engineering:
    • Prediction and optimization of metabolic phenotype of microrganisms using genome-scale models
    • In-vivo analysis of growth and metabolic behavior of E. coli wild-type and mutant strains

 

 Academic Activities:

              2015                                       Co-supervisor of the thesis: "Valutazione di metodi computazionali per la predizione di flussi metabolici mediante modelli genome-scale" of Simone Maestri, Biomedical Engineering Master's Degree

 

Publications:

  • Massaiu I, Pasotti L, Casanova M, Politi N, Zucca S, Cusella De Angelis MG, Magni, P. (2015). Quantification of the gene silencing performances of rationally-designed synthetic small RNAs. Systems and synthetic biology9(3), 107-123 (2015).
  • Pasotti L, Zucca S, Casanova M, Politi N, Massaiu I, Mazzini G, ... & Magni P. (2015, August). "Methods for genetic optimization of biocatalysts for biofuel production from dairy waste through synthetic biology" IEE-EMBC (2015).
  • Casanova M, Pasotti L, Zucca S, Politi N, Massaiu I, Calvio C, Cusella De Angelis MG, Magni P. "A BioBrick(TM)-compatible vector for allelic replacement using the xylE gene as selection marker". Biological Procedures Online (2016).

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