Laboratory of Proteomics and Metabolomics
Federica Anastasi’s research is focused on optimizing sample preparation for the analysis of small volume samples by nLC-MS/MS. She works part of her time at NEST - National Enterprise for nanoScience and Technology developing microfluidic devices for the ultrasensitive processing of limited volume samples minimizing sample losses. Through the same collaboration at NEST she will integrate the devices with high sensitive polymeric stationary phases able to separate the peptides on the basis of their chemical affinities.
During her master thesis, Federica Anastasi synthesized polymers able to recognize and retain small peptides with high selectivity, working on the development of nanoparticulate systems which allows to separate the chosen peptides from solutions at picomolar concentration.
She received her Master degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals Technologies at University of Camerino.
She is a student of the PhD program in Nanoscience of the Scuola Normale Superiore and she spends most of her research time at the Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza, under the supervision of Liam McDonnell.