Giorgio Zoppellaro

Dr. Giorgio Zoppellaro covers a position of SENIOR Researcher at CATRIN/RCPTM Institute (Olomouc, Czech Republic), in which he joined in the year 2011. He actively works on the application of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance technique at the interface of material science/molecular-magnetism/biophysics/nanomedicine and photophysical spin correlated phenomena. He obtained his first master’s degree in industrial chemistry at the University of Milan (Italy) in the year 1997 with research on synthetic biomimetic systems of multicopper oxidases. He then moved to Japan at the Kanazawa University and at The Institute of Molecular Science in Okazaki in 1998 where he obtained his second master’s degree in pharmacology (year 2000). He obtained the Ph.D. degree at The Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz in the year 2004 with a research work on high spin molecules and organic molecular magnets performed in the group of Klaus Mullen at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz). In the year 2005 he joined as post doc the material chemistry group of J.-M. Lehn with group leader Mario Ruben at the Karlsruhe Institute of Nanotechnology (Germany) and began his work on single ion molecular magnets, spin crossover systems and self-organized molecular nanostructures on constraint surfaces. From the year 2008 until the year 2011 he became researcher/lecturer at the University of Oslo, Department of biophysics, where, besides teaching, worked on the identification of the electronic fingerprints of a new class of DNA repair proteins (mammals AlkB), electron transfer proteins (cytochromes C), ribonucleotide reductase proteins as safeguards of genomic integrity (RNR R2 from various sources, including viruses), and a variety oxygen activation proteins thanks to an awarded Marie Curie Individual grant (IEF, ActivOxy, ID: 235237). He has been involved in several EU projects from FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 frameworks and has published 110 papers in peer reviewed journals (h-index 35).