Student Laura Magistrale (2nd year)
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Bachelor, University “Roma Tre”
“My love for Physics started when I was a child and my parents bought me a telescope. Later as an undergraduate student my interests shifted from astrophysics to soft matter and finally to neutron physics and instrumentation”
After the first year of Master in Physics, curriculum Biophysics, at Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, I chose to participate to an internship in the Bioinformatics research group, where I learned how to simulate and study multiple alignments of proteins using Python programming language. During the second year of my Master I started studying Neutron Physics. I have been attracted by biological samples so, thanks to the research group led by Professor Carla Andreani, I started a work on Amyloid beta proteins involved in Alzheimer disease with SANS technique. Then the group involved me in PGAA and NRCA experiments on INES beam line at ISIS Neutron Source (UK).
I am very excited about these projects because they resume the kind of research I want to do and the kind of person I want to become. I also like the interdisciplinarity with which the experiments are carried out.