Angelo Rosa, SISSA, Italy
Title: Structure and dynamics of solutions of entangled ring polymers. Biological applications

In 2012 I have been appointed faculty member (research fellow) of the 'Statistical and Biological Physics' Sector at SISSA (Trieste, Italy). In 2003 I earned the PhD in 'Statistical and Biological Physics' at SISSA, and I spent the following 7 years in different research centers across Europe: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), 'Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems' in Dresden (Germany), and the 'Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems' in Zaragoza (Spain). Finally, in 2010 I came back to Trieste. My research interests mainly focus on the applications of Polymer Physics to understand the behavior of macromolecules of biological relevance, like DNA and chromosomes. I have co-authored 21 papers in peer-reviewed physical and bio-physical journals.