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Luisa Ciano

Anne McLaren Research Fellowship, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Luisa grew up in Calitri, a lovely small town in the South of Italy, and obtained her Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (summa cum laude) from the University of Naples "Federico II" in 2009. She then moved to the UK to start her doctoral studies at the University of York on potential anti-cancer compounds under the supervision of Prof Paul Walton and Dr Jason Lynam, receiving her PhD in Chemistry in 2013. Luisa remained in York for a PDRA position in organometallic-chemistry with Dr Jason Lynam, followed by a PDRA position with Profs Paul Walton and Gideon Davies to investigate the mechanism of action of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs), developing her interest in metallo-enzymes and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy. In 2019, she moved to the University of Manchester as a PDRA for the EPSRC National EPR Facility and Service, working with Profs David Collison and Eric McInnes. Luisa joined the University of Nottingham as a Anne McLaren Research Fellow in October 2019 to work on polysaccharide degrading enzymes.

Research Summary

The group's research interest focuses in understanding the interaction between polysaccharide-active enzymes and their natural substrates for applications in the fields of biofuel production and… read more

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Current Research

The group's research interest focuses in understanding the interaction between polysaccharide-active enzymes and their natural substrates for applications in the fields of biofuel production and sustainable chemistry.

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