Mattia Morandi is pursuing his Ph.D at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, France, where he is focusing on the effects of nano-sized objects in the permeability properties of model membranes. He obtained his B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bologna, Italy, with a thesis on the effect of surface charge in the interface interaction between cellular membranes and mineral substrates. He then obtained his M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Ferrara, Italy, with an emphasis on biophysics and medical physics. During his M.Sc, he spent one year abroad as a special research student at Tohoku University, Japan, where he conducted the research for his dissertation, under the joint supervision of Prof. Giorgio Rispoli and Prof. Masayuki Imai. For his master project, he investigated membrane deformations and shape changes occurring in DOPC unilamellar vesicles upon application of a transmembrane ionic asymmetry, using confocal microscopy and surface modelling program to quantify vesicles shape.
His main research interests are focused on understanding and controlling membrane ￼deformations and bilayer properties changes in lipid vesicles using chemical stimuli and nano sized objects, with the aim to replicate cell-like functionalities.
||Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher
Centre national de la recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
||M.Sc. in Physics University of Ferrara, Italy
||B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering University of Bologna, Italy