Partner Institution: UNIGE
He is Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Genoa, Research Unit Head of national research projects financed by the Italian Ministries of Education and Research (FIRB 2002-2005 #RBAU01R5SE_004) and of Health (RF 2003-2005 #BS2.6). His main research fields include: structural characterization of nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleotides mimics by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry; Proteomic analysis on high resolution Q-TOF geometry tandem and Ion Trap systems equipped with two complementary ionization methods (electrospray and MALDI -matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-).
Armirotti A, Damonte G, Pozzolini M, Mussino F, Cerrano C, Salis A, Benatti U, Giovine M 2009. Primary structure and post-translational modifications of silicatein beta from the marine sponge Petrosia ficiformis (Poiret, 1789). J Proteome Res 8: 3995-4004.
Basile G, Taglialatela-Scafati O, Damonte G, Armirotti A, Bruzzone S, Guida L, Franco L, Usai C, Fattorusso E, De Flora A, Zocchi E 2005. ADP-ribosyl cyclases generate two unusual adenine homodinucleotides with cytotoxic activity on mammalian cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 102: 14509-140514