Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



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Donatella de Pascale
Institute of Protein Biochemistry
National Research Council of Italy
+39 0816132314
  • Marine
  • Other
Marine Biotechnology
Drug discovery, Antimicrobials, Marine bacteria
  • Both Polar Regions
  • Non-Polar

Antarctica may be considered as a microbial continent, where all higher organisms are not permanent inhabitants. The extreme climate has lead to the evolution of novel biochemical adaptations and the possibility of indigenous species. In this respect, activities devoted to collection, analysis and description of the microbial biodiversity coming from cold biotopes represent real priorities. Indeed, up to now most of the research efforts have been focused on cold-adapted enzymes and the molecular modifications which allow them to work efficiently at around the water freezing point. My studies are focused on Antarctic micro-organisms, with potential biotechnological applications. The molecular cold adaptation of enzymes involved in the lipid metabolism are investigated. In particular, micro-organisms are screened for the production of esterase/lipase activities. The structure/function relationship of target enzymes are investigated. Other research task is focused on the discovery and pro

  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Reviewing papers and posters

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • SCAR Open Science Conferences
  • Gordon Conferences
  • Arctic Frontiers
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