Lucia Comez

Researcher at CNR - Istituto Officina dei Materiali - IOM

Head - RUOS

Sede di Perugia, c/o Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia

Via Pascoli, 06123 Perugia.

e-mail: comez@iom.cnr.it

Office: (+39) 075 585 2785

Lab: (+39) 075 585 2746

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Publications: Google scholar, Researchgate, ORCID

PhD board PhD course


Areas of interest

Solvation properties

Biological matter

DNA and its exotic phases

Proteins

Hydrogels

Glasses

Selected publications:

Events

-Frontiers in Water Biophysics 21-26 July, 2019, Erice (IT) in the ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE (EMFCSC, http://www.ccsem.infn.it/)

-Advances in Brillouin Light Scattering & BioBrillouin Meeting 12-14 September 2018, Perugia (IT).

Press Release

-A hug against cancer The tie between the ActD molecule with DNA structures rich in guanine inhibits the production of tumour cells.

Defeating cancer with a hug is possible. It’s science suggesting it, in an article published in the prestigious international journal Nucleic Acids Research. Scientists observed that the “embrace” between the antitumor molecule Actinomicin D (ActD) with some structures of our DNA can inhibit the activity of enzymes linked to the replication of cancer cells through a stabilizing action, providing valuable information for the development of new treatments.

Projects

-STM Program Interaction of cationic porphyrins and G-quadruplex DNA. A time-resolved (TR) study.

(IOM-CNR, Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, ILL&IBS) in coll. with Dr. Giorgio Schirò (IBS) and Prof. Alessandro Paciaroni

-CellulOse Nanofiber hydrogels for Protein Therapeutics (CONcePT) Structure and thermodynamics of model proteins loaded in cellulose nano-fiber hydrogels.

(Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, IOM-CNR, Elettra, Politecnico Milano & INSTM) in coll. with Prof. Alessandro Paciaroni, Dr. Silvia Corezzi, Prof Carlo Punta, Prof Lucio Melone, Dr. Andrea Fiorati (POLIMI), Dr. Barbara Rossi (Elettra)