Marco Pasi: Research Fellow at the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Industrial Biotechnology studying enzymatic temperature adaptation, he gained considerable experience in the study of the mechanical properties of proteins and DNA, developing appropriate molecular modelling techniques and software tools. He is now applying this knowledge to understand the role of protein-DNA interactions in 4D genomics.
The University of Nottingham is a research-led university that has consistently ranked among the top 10 UK Universities in the major league tables, being ranked 8th for research power in the recent UK Research Assessment, REF2014. In the latest global tables, the University of Nottingham was again ranked in the top 1% of worldwide in the QS World University Rankings. The University has been actively engaged in numerous collaborations under the successive framework programmes 4, 5, 6 and 7, being one of the most successful institutions in the UK and Europe at obtaining funding for ground breaking Cooperation and People Programme multi-partner projects. The University is involved in 260 projects of the European FP7 (2007-2013) worth more than €128 million. We have also seen early success in gaining funding under Horizon 2020. The University’s EU projects team provides significant support, including administrative and financial reporting, to all academics involved in EU projects.
The School of Pharmacy leads the UK in the training of future Pharmacists and in undertaking world changing research. In the REF2014 assessment, the School was rated joint 1st for research quality and 1st for the impact of our research on society. We are currently ranked 9th in the QS World University Rankings for Pharmacy and Pharmacology, where we are the top ranked institution which only has Pharmacy.