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Mariafrancesca La Greca

Hallo, I’m Mariafrancesca and I come from Italy. I performed my bachelor in Naples where I studied molecular medicine and Biotechnology. Then I did my master in Rome in Genomic Biotechnology and my experimental thesis was focused on the epigenetic in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In particular I studied the correlation between acetylation and ubiquitilation of yeast proteins with human cancer. Since I have a great passion for science in general, I decided to move to Berlin to perform a PhD on a different subject in order to extend my knowledge and horizons. My project will focus on the protonation dynamics in light activated sensory/channel-rhodopsin.


Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Physik, Institut für experimentelle Physik

Genetische Biophysik

Arnimallee 14
Room -1.2.06
14195 Berlin


Master Degree : Genomic, industrial and environmental Biotechnology. University La Sapienza, Rome (Italy) 2018

Bachelor Degree : Biotechnology for the health. University Federico II, Naples (Italy) 2015

M. Leo, G. Fanelli, S. Di Vito, B. Traversetti, M. La Greca, R. A. Palladino, A. Montanari, S. Francisci, P. Filetici (2018) Ubiquitin protease Ubp8 is necessary for S . cerevisiae respiration. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1865(10): 1491-1500.