Mission of SBL

We elucidate the structures, activities, and dynamical properties of small and large biomolecules.  Our research uses state-of-the-art techniques in nuclear magnetic resonance, molecular dynamics, bioinformatics and metabolomics. Our lab is highly interdisciplinary, at the interface of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Andrea Bernini, PhD

Principal investigator of the Structural Biology Lab
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Look at ongoing projects below

IntegRatEd Soft tissuE sARcoma moleCular approacH

SBL is partner of RESEARCH (IntegRatEd Soft tissuE sARcoma moleCular approacH), a project for molecular signature characterization of primary soft tissue sarcomas that has just been awarded a grant from Regione Toscana in the frame of “Bando Ricerca Salute 2018”. The project kickoff will be held on May 2020.

ApreciseKUre – a database for precision medicine in Alkaptonuria

SBL is part of the Biochemistry group at DBCF (see BIO@DBCF ↗ home page), involved in molecular-level research into genetic disease Alkaptonuria. SBL hosts and actively develops the ApreciseKUre database which can be found at this link ↗

ProCoCoa – protein core delineation

ProCoCoA is a well established algorithm for protein core delineation. Only a PDB structure file is needed as input by using the online service at this link ↗