Institute of Crystallography
Dr Rocco Caliandro got the degree in Physics from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1993. After a year of mandatory military service, he was post-degree fellowship at the Institute for the Research and Development of Crystallographic Methodologies of the Italian Research Council (CNR). In 1996 he joined the PhD program of the Department of Physics at the University of Bari, where he carried out researches in high-energy physics, participating to several heavy-ion collisions experiments at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) of Geneva. In 1999 he got the PhD in Physics. He prosecuted his research in high-energy physics during a one-year contract at CERN, during a two-years post-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, and during a fixed-term contract from the University of Bari. In December 2001 he became staff researcher at the Institute of Crystallography of CNR.
Dr. Rocco current research activities are: - protein crystal structure determination; - protein structural dynamics by computational methods; - development of phasing methods to obtain the crystal structure in difficult cases. - new protein crystallization techniques; - statistical methods to extract relevant information from X-ray diffraction patterns and crystallization experiments.