Staff

Dr. Sara Forcisi
PostDoc

Phone: +49 89 3187 3308
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Building/Room: 44 / 017

 

Current position

PostDoc within the "Kompetenznetz Diabetes Mellitus" (BMBF), at Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC)

Research interest

Investigations of human biofluids through a non-targeted metabolomics approach in order to identify biomarkers related to prediabetes conditions in different sub-phenotypes.

Education

12/2008 - 04/2012: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at Technische Universität München, Germany Dissertation: Chromatography and mass spectrometry-based non-targeted metabolomics for Type2 Diabetes studies

2005 - 2008: Second level degree (MSc) in Industrial Biotechnology, specialization: Environment at University of Padova, Italy. Thesis: Enzymatic kinetic resolution of 1-(2-hydroxy-5-methyl phenyl) ethylamines

2002 - 2005: First level degree (BSc) in Biotechnology, specialization: Chemistry at University of Padova, Italy. Thesis: Biocatalytic process for the industrial production of chemical substances

Professional and research experience

since 12/2008: Researcher in Metabolomics within the "Kompetenznetz Diabetes Mellitus" (BMBF) at Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC)

10/2009 - 11/2009: Visiting Scholar funded by Sino German Cooperation at Laboratory of Sensitive Separation & Characterization of Bio Molecules, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Dalian, China

02/2007 - 07/2008: Organic Chemistry Group, Padova University, Italy

06/2007 - 12/2007: Laboratory of Applied and Computational Biocatalysis, Trieste University, Italy

Scientific communications

  • Sara Forcisi, Kilian Wörmann, Agnes Fekete, Rainer Lehmann, Philippe Schmitt Kopplin: Comparison of different anticoagulants in plasma sample preparation in non-targeted metabonomics studies using UPLC-TOF MS, Poster presentation at the HPLC 2009 Conference, June 28-July 2009, Dresden, Germany.
  • Sara Forcisi: Oral introduction to my project, Visiting guest, October 2009, National Chromatographic R. & A. Center, Dalian, Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China.
  • Sara Forcisi, Kilian Wörmann, Agnes Fekete, Rainer Lehmann, Holger Franken, Erhan Kenar, Guowang Xu, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin: Plasma sample preparation in non-targeted metabonomics studies by UPLC-Q-TOF MS, Poster presentation at the 1st International Symposiun on Metabolomics and More, March 10-12, 2010, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany.

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