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Paola Valentini

Researcher
Researcher
Non-coding RNAs and RNA-based therapeutics
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About

Paola Valentini obtained her M.Sc. (full marks) in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2005. During her Master Degree, she spent two years abroad in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry of Utrecht University (The Netherlands), studying the interactions between multivalent molecules, in the group of Prof. Rob Liskamp. She then moved to Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where she obtained her PhD (70/70 cum laude) in Molecular Biology and worked as a research associate until 2010, investigating the interaction between HIV-1 integrase and cellular acetyl-transferases. After a brief experience in the Regulatory sector of a multinational pharmaceutical company (Sanofi-Aventis), she obtained a Master in International Business (MIB) from “La Cattolica” University in Milan. In 2012 she started working as a post-doc in Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – Center for Biomolecular Biotechnology, in Arnesano (Lecce). Since September 2015, she moved to IIT Central Research Labs in Genova, where she is presently working as a researcher. She has tutored several PhD and master degree students and is the author/coauthor of 23 peer-reviewed publications and 7 patents.

All Publications
2021
Bertolacci L., Valentini P., Pompa P.P.
Author Correction: A nanocomposite hydrogel with catalytic properties for trace-element detection in real-world samples (Scientific Reports, (2020), 10, 1, (18340), 10.1038/s41598-020-75103-8)
Scientific Reports, vol. 11, (no. 1)
Erratum Journal
2020
Bertolacci L., Valentini P., Pompa P.P.
A nanocomposite hydrogel with catalytic properties for trace-element detection in real-world samples
Scientific Reports, vol. 10, (no. 1)
2020
Udayan G., Marsella A., Valentini P.
An ultrasensitive colorimetric test for the detection of somatic rare mutations in DNA
Nanoscale, vol. 12, (no. 5), pp. 2973-2979
Article Journal
2020
Udayan G., Marsella A., Valentini P.
Naked-eye detection of rare point mutations in dna
Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol. 2020, (no. 162), pp. 1-11
Article Journal
2018
Papadopoulou E. L., Valentini P., Mussino F., Pompa P. P., Athanassiou A., Bayer I. S.
Antibacterial bioelastomers with sustained povidone-iodine release
Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 347, pp. 19-26
Article Journal
Awards and Achievements
2016
Valentini P., Pompa P. P.
1st Prize Winner for the Spin-off project Nanochrome
2016
Valentini P., Pompa P. P.
Life Science Category Award for the Spin-off Project Nanochrome
2014
Valentini P., Cecere P., Sabella S., Pompa P. P.
Best Talk Award
2010
Valentini P., Costi R., Di Santo R., Cereseto A.
Best Poster Award