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Danilo Roccatano
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"... I seem [...] only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me". - I. Newton.
"... I seem [...] only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me". - I. Newton.

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Lex. I. Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nili quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum illum mutare. Lex. II. Muationem motus proportionalem esse vi motrici impressae, et fieri fecundum lineam rectam…
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Super-hydrophobic surfaces are ubiquitous in nature: if you just walk in a park with ornamental ponds, you may see Lotus’ leafs floating on the water surface.             Figure 1. Droplets of water on the surface of a Lotus’s leaf. source: Wikipedia…
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  Understanding the conformational transitions that trigger the aggregation and amyloidogenesis of otherwise soluble peptides at atomic resolution is of fundamental relevance for the design of effective therapeutic agents against amyloid-related…
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The simplest case of the ß-sheet structure is the ß-hairpin.   In the group of Prof. H.J.C. Berendsen at the University of Groningen, I have studied the 41-56 ß-hairpin from the protein G B1 domain [1], and later also de novo designed ß-hairpin forming…
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Write in C (Let it Be) When I find my code in tons of trouble, Friends and colleagues come to me, Speaking words of wisdom: “Write in C.” As the deadline fast approaches, And bugs are all that I can see, Somewhere, someone whispers: “Write in C.” Write in…
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Myoglobin is a small ancient protein of ~150 amino acids specialised in the transport of respiratory gases to muscular tissues and back to the lungs of the superior organisms. Even though, it was one of the first protein having the three-dimensional…
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The Cytochrome c (Cytc) is a small heme protein of ~100 amino acids. It present in the mitochondrion of eukaryotic cells and it is loosely associated with their inner membrane. Cytc is highly water-soluble and is an essential component of the electron…
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