Profile – Giorgio Perin

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Name:

Giorgio Perin

Job Title:

Research Associate

Email:

g.perin@imperial.ac.uk

Phone Number:

+447427005617

Links:

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Biography:

Giorgio Perin works as Research Associate in the laboratory of Microbial Metabolic Engineering of Dr. P. R. Jones in the Life Sciences Department at Imperial College London.
Research subject: “Tuning nitrogen metabolism in Cyanobacteria for biofertilization”.

Education
March 2016 PhD in Biosciences and Biotechnologies (Curriculum Biophysics and Biochemistry), University of Padova (Italy).
October 2012 Master-level degree in Industrial Biotechnologies (Curriculum: Biotechnologies applied to cells and molecules), University of Padova (Italy) – Final grade 110/110 cum laude
October 2010 Bachelor-level degree in Biotechnologies, University of Padova (Italy) – Final grade 110/110 cum laude

Work experience
September 2017 – Present Research Associate in the laboratory of Microbial Metabolic Engineering of Dr. P. R. Jones in the Life Sciences Department at Imperial College London (UK).
Research subject: “Tuning Nitrogen Metabolism in Cyanobacteria for Biofertilization”.
January 2016 – August 2017 Research Fellow in the laboratory of Photosynthesis and Plant Biotechnologies of Prof. T. Morosinotto in the Biology Department at the University of Padova (Italy).
Research subject: “Biotechnological optimization of microalgae for the sustainable production of biocommodities”.
January 2013 – December 2015 PhD fellowship in the laboratory of Photosynthesis and Plant Biotechnologies of Prof. T. Morosinotto in the Biology Department at the University of Padova (Italy).
Research subject: “Light-use efficiency improvement in microalgae: forward and reverse genetics approaches”.
January – October 2012 Internship at the Food Research Innovation (F.R.I) Spin-Off of University of Padova (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. L. Bubacco.
Research subject: “Investigation on the potential use of a plant derived Ice Structuring Protein in the food industry”.
April – September 2010 Internship at the Molecular Physiology Research Group of Prof. E. Greggio in the Biology Department at the University of Padova (Italy).
Research subject: “Biochemical Characterization of the protein LRRK2, involved in Parkinson’s disease, and comparison with its counterpart LRRK1”.

Teaching experience
From 2017 to present he has worked as Co-Rapporteur of one experimental Master Thesis, for MRes graduating student in Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences at Imperial College London (UK).
From 2013 to 2017 he has worked as Co-Rapporteur of more than 10 experimental Bachelor and Master Thesis, for graduating students in Biotechnologies, Industrial Biotechnologies, Molecular Biology and Chemical Engineering at the University of Padova (Italy).
In 2017 he has worked as supervisor of undergraduate students for Metabolic Network Engineering laboratories at Imperial College London (UK).
In 2015 he has worked as supervisor of undergraduate students for Molecular Biology laboratories at the University of Padova (Italy).

Fellowships and Awards: May 2017_Scholarship Award by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for further study and training.
September 2006_Italian fellowship Award in conjunction with Excellence in English and City of Norwich 6th Form College, Norwich, UK.
National and International Conferences: 9 as accepted speaker, 2 accepted with poster. 10 other conferences accepted as author.

Total number of publications: 8 on international journals, 2 on conference proceedings (6 as first author, 3 as second author and 1 as third) and 1 submitted national patent.

Reviewer activity for International Journals:
1. Journal of Biotechnology (Elsevier)_ISSN: 0168-1656
2. Marine Drugs (MDPI)_ISSN: 1660-3397

Research Areas:

  • Microbial metabolic engineering
  • Biofertilization
  • Nitrogen economy of bacteria

Current N-related Projects:

  • Tuning nitrogen metabolism in Cyanobacteria for biofertilization
  • Managing the Nitrogen economy of bacteria

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