TROVATO ANTONIO

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Wednesday from 15:00 to 16:00 Ufficio 109, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "G. Galilei", Via Marzolo 8, Padova Non saro' presente se impegnato in missioni fuori sede per collaborazioni scientifiche o partecipazioni a conferenze o se impegnato a seguire incontri e seminari organizzati nell'ambito dell'universita' di Padova. Per questo motivo si prega di contattarmi preventivamente.
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Proposals for thesis
Argomenti di tesi sono disponibili in generale nella biofisica computazionale legata alle proprieta' strutturali delle proteine (in particolare, ripiegamento e aggregazione di proteine) e nella meccanica statistica di biopolimeri. Gli interessati sono pregati di contattarmi per maggiori informazioni.

Curriculum Vitae
PROF. ANTONIO TROVATO - CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Born in Rovigo (Italy), February 2, 1972: married
Degree in Physics “cum laude”, University of Padua, July 1996.
PhD in Condensed Matter Theory “cum laude”, SISSA (Trieste), October 2000.

SINCE 2014: Associate Professor in Condensed Matter Theory, University of Padua.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

2000-2002 PostDoc, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen.
2002-2004 PostDoc, INFM, Padua Unit.
2004-2006 PostDoc, University of Padua.
2006-2008 Researcher (non permanent) CNISM, Padua Unit.
2008-2014 Researcher (permanent), University of Padua.

OTHER STAYS ABROAD AND DISTINCTIONS:

February 2003 Visiting scientist at SISSA (Trieste).
September 2004 and January 2005 Visiting scientist at EPFL (Lausanne).
2017-2023 National Scientific Habilitation for Full Professorship in Condensed Matter Theory and in
Applied Physics.

RESEARCH TOPICS

Protein folding and aggregation.
Statistical mechanics of polymers and of disordered systems.
Optimization algorithms.
Phase transitions and Efimov effect in DNA physics.
Quorum sensing in bacterial communication.

SHORT SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY

58 PUBLICATIONS on peer reviewed scientific journals, total citations: 1450, H-index: 18 (ISI)
18 INVITED TALKS; 3 LECTURES in International Summer Schools.
SUPERVISOR of 2 PostDocs, 4 Ph.D., 12 master thesis, 21 bachelor thesis.

CO-ORGANIZER OF CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

"Protein Physics: Structure, Dynamics, and Function, III”, Bressanone (Italy), February 6-8, 2014.
“Living Systems: from interaction patterns to critical behaviour”, San Servolo - Venezia (Italy),
September 16-19, 2015.
“Structure, Dynamics, and Function of Biomolecules, IV”, Bressanone (Italy), February 3-6t, 2016.
“Structure, Dynamics, and Function of Biomolecules, V”, Bressanone (Italy), February 7-10, 2018.

PATENTS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

The commercial license to use the software called PASTA, that I contributed to develop for predicting aggregation propensities of proteins, was sold by Padua University in 2012 to Bohringer Ingelheim and in 2015 to MedImmune.

Research areas
Biofisica computazionale per la struttura di proteine.

Ripiegamento, disegno e aggregazione di proteine.

Meccanica statistica di polimeri.

Algoritmi di ottimizzazione e tecniche di simulazione Monte-Carlo ad ensemble generalizzato.

Transizioni di fase in biopolimeri.

Denaturazione termica e meccanica del DNA.

Tecniche analitiche: matrice di trasferimento, metodi variazionali, funzioni generatrici.

Publications


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): BD78D22F90DB4B0BD2A740ED7921E0CD.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC2382 002PD SCP7081763 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First
semester
ENG ANTONIO TROVATO
SC1163 COMMON SCO2044216 9 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA ANTONIO TROVATO