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Veronica Papa is a research fellow involved in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND project “MultIscale precision therapies for NeuroDEvelopmental Disorders – MINDED” at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

Her research activities focus on the design and the development of molecular machines for the conveyance of nanoparticles through biological membranes.

Dr. Veronica Papa achieved her MSc Degree in Chemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II” discussing the thesis “Catalysts based of Zn(II) for esterification and trans-esterification in homogeneous conditions”. In January 2016, she started her PhD in Catalysis at the Leibniz-Instituts für Katalyse e.V. at University of Rostock (LIKAT Rostock) under the supervision of Prof. Matthias Beller and her PhD project concerned manganese- and cobalt-based catalysts for homogeneous hydrogenations. Whilst completing her PhD thesis, she spent six months as visiting PhD student at University of Groningen under the supervision of Prof. B. L Feringa; this enriching experience inspired her current project in iit.