Benedetta Carrozzini

 

Benedetta Carrozzini


Benedetta Carrozzini
Tel: +39 080 5929147
Fax: +39 080 5929170
E-mail: benedetta.carrozziniATic.cnr.it
Address: Via G. Amendola, 122/o

 

 

 

 

Present position :


- Staff Researcher

 

Short CV :

Since 2009: PM.P06.015.02 Sub-Unit Leader - Development and application of crystallographic methodologies for single crystal structure solution by X-rays, electrons and neutrons.
Since 2008: Member of the Crystallographic Computing Commission of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Since 2001: Engeged as CNR Staff Researcher at IC.
1995-1997: CNR Grants at IRMEC: Crystallographic Methodologies research activity.
1993-1994: Post Doctoral Grant at Bari University, Geology and Geophysics Department: Earth Sciences research activity
1992: Earth Sciences PHD Diploma
1987: Geological Sciences Academic Degree (110/110 with honors)

 

Research Activity :

The main interest is the field of the Crystallographic Methodologies Development.
In details, the following arguments have been handled:
a) Direct Methods applied to the crystal structure solution using single crystal and powder data.
b) Solution and refinement of crystal structures using Electron Diffraction data.
c) Methods for the the solution of macromolecules.
d) Methods for the the solution of the substructure using MAD/SAD data.
e) Molecular Replacement techniques.
The developed algorithms have been implemented in scientific software for the automatic solution of crystal structures using single crystal data (Sir2002, Sir2004, IlMilione) and powder data (Expo). This software is user friendly, freely distributed to the scientific community and it is used in hundreds of labs all over the world.
The research carried out on new theories and related applications produced about 50 papers in international journals.

 

Selected publications :

A-1) CALIANDRO, R., CARROZZINI B., CASCARANO G.L., GIACOVAZZO C., MAZZONE A. & SILIQI D. (2009) - Crystal structure solution of small-to-medium-sized molecules at non-atomic resolution - Jour. Appl. Cryst, 42, 302-307.
A-2) CALIANDRO, R., CARROZZINI B., CASCARANO G.L., DE CARO L., GIACOVAZZO C., MAZZONE A. & SILIQI D. (2008) - Ab-initio phasing of proteins with heavy atoms at non-atomic resolution: pushing the size limit of solvable structures up to 7890 non-H atoms in the asymmetric unit - Jour. Appl. Cryst, 41, 548-553.
A-3) CALIANDRO, R., CARROZZINI B., CASCARANO G.L., DE CARO L., GIACOVAZZO C. & SILIQI D. (2007) - Advances in the ab-initio protein phasing by Patterson deconvolution techniques - Jour. Appl. Cryst, 40, 883-890.
A-4) BURLA M.C., CALIANDRO, R., CAMALLI M., CARROZZINI B., CASCARANO G.L., DE CARO L., GIACOVAZZO C., POLIDORI G., SILIQI D. & SPAGNA R. (2007)- Il Milione: a suite of computer programs for protein crystal structure solution - Jour. Appl. Cryst, 40, 609-613.
A-5) BURLA M.C., CALIANDRO, R., CAMALLI M., CARROZZINI B., CASCARANO G.L., DE CARO L., GIACOVAZZO C., POLIDORI G. & SPAGNA R. (2005) - SIR2004: an improved tool for crystal structure determination and refinement - Jour. Appl. Cryst., 38, 381-388.

 

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