I received the Master in Physics from the University of Bari (Italy) in December 2015. My thesis work was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Gianluca Lattanzi (University of Trento, Italy) and Dr. Giuseppe Felice Mangiatordi (Department of Pharmacy, Bari), and focussed on the computational investigation of the conformational properties of the N-terminal segment of the human aquaporin-4 (hAQP4). This work was based on Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations. In particular, my original contribution consisted in the implementation of an algorithm allowing the exploration of the conformational space of the protein segment by means of a variant of the Replica Exchange technique named REST2. The latter was characterized by an exchange of Hamiltonian (and not temperature) only for the solute. I implemented this technique in GROMACS.
Since joining the Polymer Theory group of Prof. Kurt Kremer as a PhD student in May, 2016, my research activity – carried out under the supervision of Prof. Raffaello Potestio – has focused on multiple resolution simulations of biomolecular systems and, more broadly, the study of Coarse Graining techniques.
From September 2020 I am part of the VARIAMOLS research group in the Physics Department of the University of Trento, working on multiple resolution simulation techniques and the development and application of high-performance software for the modelling and simulation of biological macromolecules.
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All-atom molecular dynamics, Modelling and simulation of biological macromolecules, High-performance software.
Email: raffaele.fiorentini _AT_ unitn.it
Office phone: (+39) 0461 283918
Address: University of Trento, Physics Department | Via Sommarive 14, 38123 Trento – Italy