Home country: Italy
Host institution: Mosaiques Diagnostics GmbH, Germany
Advisor at host institution: Prof. Harald Mischak/ Dr. Petra Zürbig
Mailing adress: Mellendorfer Strasse 7-9. D-30625 Hanover Germany
During my undergraduate studies I developed a particular interest for proteomics and mass spectrometry. In particular I have gained experience in one/two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, HPLC chromatography, MALDI-TOF, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS and ICP-MS.
My current research investigate human urine to identify biomarkers specific for detecting progression of primary glomerulonephritis. The potential urinary biomarkers will be analysed by CE-MS and sequenced by CE and LC-MS/MS. I am very keen to learn bioinformatics tools and statistics to evaluate data. By the end of my PhD project I hope to give a contribution on the identification of molecules involved in the progression of established chronic kidney disease.