Ricerca: Spettroscopia ed imaging di aggregati proteici alla nanoscala
Antonia Intze received her BSc in Chemistry in 2018 from University of Crete. The research activity during her BSc concerned the determination of absorption cross sections for critical volatile organic compounds. In this framework, she did an Erasmus placement in Institute of combustion, aerothermal reactivity, and environment in CNRS, France in 2017. She received her MSc in Chemistry in 2020 from University of Crete specializing in Physical Chemistry. Her research during her MSc focused on the analysis of biomolecular residues from archaeological findings by means of fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy. Within this context, she did a second Erasmus placement in University of Pisa, Italy in 2020. In 2021 she received a research fellowship from Italian Institute of Technology in Rome and she concentrated on the study of conformation changes of light-sensitive proteins by means of infrared spectroscopy. Currently she is a PhD student in the Life Sciences program of Sapienza University of Rome, conducting research in the infrared spectroscopy group under the supervision of Prof. Michele Ortolani. Her main scientific interest is to study the in vitro aggregation of α-synuclein and TDP-43 proteins with and without the presence of nucleic acids associated with neuronal degeneration.