The research activities are mainly focused on the investigation of the structure-function relationship of proteins isolated from extremophilic microorganisms. The attention has been focused also on the biochemical characterization of selected secondary metabolites with antioxidant properties isolated from edible plants.

Further and recent studies are dealing with mitochondrial K+permeability in neuronal cells and the identification of the enzymatic activity responsible for proteolysis of LRP8 in g-secretase blocking condition related to the Alzheimer’s disease.



Dr. Gianluca Paventi (Research fellow)