Francesco Rao Research Lab

Francesco Rao Research Group

Francesco Rao

Francesco Rao Research Group

Physicist by training, Francesco Rao started a PhD at the University of Zurich in the Biochemistry department at the beginning of 2002. The PhD training was concluded by a thesis on protein folding and aggregation, introducing the novel technique of complex networks analysis of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. He was then assigned a prestigious Italian fellowship from the research center ``E. Fermi'' located in Rome, where he continued to work on the theory of complex networks and their application to biomolecular transitions. In 2007 he moved to the University of Strasbourg/ISIS in the group of Prof. M. Karplus as an EMBO fellow, investigating the role of dynamics in protein allostery and enzyme catalysis.

Since 2011, he is a research group leader at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) studying the dynamics of complex biomolecular systems.

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Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Soft Matter Research, Albertstr. 19, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau (D)
Tel: +49 (0)761 203 97336
Email: francesco.rao + frias.uni-freiburg.de

Diego Prada-Gracia

Diego Prada-Gracia

Postdoctoral fellow

Ion solvation and dynamics. Complex Networks. Pynoramix development.

Tel: +49 (0)761 203 97342
Email: diego.prada + frias.uni-freiburg.de

Stefano Mostarda

Stefano Mostarda

PhD student

Protein structure and dynamics. Free-energy calculations.

Tel: +49 (0)761 203 97342
Email: stefano.mostarda + frias.uni-freiburg.de

Roman Shevchuk

Roman Shevchuk

PhD student

Water structure and dynamics in the supercooled regime. Water anomalies.

Tel: +49 (0)761 203 97342
Email: roman.shevchuk + frias.uni-freiburg.de

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