Born in Caltanissetta on 26th march 1971. Education:1989 Diploma di Perito Chimico Industriale. Professional experience: 1992-1994 CNR Tecnical Assistant fellowship, 1994-1995 Consorzio Catania Ricerche Technical Assistant fellowship, 1996-1998 Technical Assistant – Department of Chemistry, University of Catania (temporary position). 1999 Permanent position CNR-CTER VI Professional Level. Currently: CNR – IBB UOS of Catania CTER V Professional Level. Skills: Spectroscopic measurements by means of CD, UV-Vis and EPR of peptides and their complexes with metal ions.