ESR 14: Federico Corona
Coordination of outer membrane protein assembly with PG synthesis
Federico will perform research in bacterial cell envelope biogenesis using molecular biology and biochemical techniques. He will explore the connections between peptidoglycan synthesis and different outer membrane protein assembly in Gram-negative bacteria.
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, United Kingdom
Prof. Waldemar Vollmer (UNEW)
Prof. Ian Henderson (UNIBIR)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Simorre (CNRS)
Federico holds a Bachelor of Biology and a Master of Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Cagliari, Italy (2010-2016). His interest in the validation of new antibacterial targets started during his Master Thesis, where he worked on the reconstruction of the interaction network among divisome components in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Further, he performed an Erasmus Traineeship at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Prague), where he extended his project to cell cycle key regulators. In 2016 he worked as a research associate at the University of Cagliari, focusing on the characterization of pneumococcal cell division mutants. In 2017 he joined the Train2Target as a PhD Student at Newcastle University.