Isabella Daidone
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Free Energy Landscape

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that
heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but
"That's funny..."
                                                          Isaac Asimov

I graduated in Chemistry at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, and obtained a PhD in Chemistry at the same University with Prof. Alfredo Di Nola. After my doctorate I worked in Germany in the "Computational Molecular Biophysics" group of Prof. Jeremy C. Smith at the University of Heidelberg, financed by a Marie Curie individual fellowship. Currently I have a permanent Associate Professor position at the Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences of the University of L'Aquila, Italy, and I do research in the "Theoretical and Computational Physical Chemistry" group. My current research interests can be summarized as follows:

  • Simulations of molecular and macromolecular systems with classical and combined quantum/classical methods
  • Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of molecular systems in general and more specifically of protein folding
  • Kinetic models of protein folding and conformational diffusion
  • Algorithms for enhanced molecular dynamics sampling of proteins (Essential Dynamics Sampling)
  • Theoretical studies of chemical reactions in proteins
  • Neutron scattering, fluorescence and infrared spectroscopies applied to biomolecules

In 2010 I won the prize "Enrico Gavuzzo 2008-2009 per ricercatori nel campo del DRUG DESIGN"



Isabella Daidone, thats me

Chemistry Department
University of L'Aquila
Via Vetoio (Coppito 1)
67010 L'Aquila