We welcome Dr. Alessandro Paradisi, new postdoctoral fellow at LEO.
Alessandro obtained his B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Chemical Sciences at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). Then, he obtained a PhD in Chemistry at University of York (United Kingdom) under the supervision of Prof. Paul Walton. During his PhD studies, Alessandro used spectroscopic and theoretical methods to investigate the electronic structure and reactivity of the Cu active site in a particular class of metallo-enzymes called Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases (LPMOs). LPMOs are mononuclear Cu enzymes able to catalyze the oxidative cleavage of glycosidic bonds in polysaccharides using oxygen or H2O2 and are widely employed in enzymatic cocktails for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into biofuels and other chemicals.
At LEO, Alessandro is going to work on the development and characterization of all-protein based electrolyte gated organic transistors.