University of Naples, Italy
Leila BIROLO obtained a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Naples "Federico II", working since then on protein chemistry. After a Post-doctoral fellow at the Dep. of Biochemistry Wales University, Cardiff, U.K and several Post-docs, moving from enzymology to conformational analysis of proteins by mass spectrometric approaches and to proteomics, in 2000 she was enrolled as Researcher and since 2005 as Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Naples "Federico II". In the late years of the first decade of 2000s she started applying proteomics to cultural heritage, adapting methodologies and protocols to the specific typology of samples. Leila Birolo has been involved in many research projects granted by MIUR and EU, for example MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ITN, H2020 (Grant Agreement No. 722606) TEMPERA: Teaching Emerging Methods in Palaeoproteomics for the European Research Area.
Notably, she recently developed an innovative and user-friendly system to micro-invasively in situ sample proteins in works of art for proteomic analysis.