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Sara Tortorella received her Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology (Cheminformatic and Molecular Modeling) from the University of Perugia (2017). During her studies, she joined Prof. Tobin Marks materials for photovoltaics group at Northwestern University (Chicago, USA), Prof. Duncan Bruce liquid crystals and materials chemistry group at the University of York (York, UK), Prof. Manuel Pastor pharmacoinformatics group at the Parc de Recerca Biomedica (Barcelona, Spain), and Dr. Steve Castellino bioimaging and DMPK group at GSK (Philadelphia, USA).
Her area of expertise is the use and development of chemometric and cheminformatic algorithms to the fields of material and drug design, molecular modeling, and lipidomics.
Currently, Sara is researcher at Molecular Horizon, innovative biotech start-up based in Perugia, Italy.
Her main research activity is focused on the build up of an integrated platform for the research and development of innovative drugs for oncologic and metabolic diseases.



Dr. Sara Tortorella
Molecular Horizon
Via Montelino 32,
06084 Bettona (PG) ITALY

E-mail: sara [AT] molhorizon [DOT] it

Selected publications:

  • “Lipostar, a Comprehensive Platform-Neutral Cheminformatics Tool for Lipidomics” Goracci, L.; Tortorella, S.; Tiberi, P.; et al. Anal Chem. 2017, 89, 6257-6264. (link)
  • “Use of lipidomics to investigate sebum dysfunction in juvenile acne” Camera, E.; Ludovici, M.; Tortorella, S.; et al. J Lipid Res. 2016, 57, 1051-1058. (link)
  • “Quantitative structure–property relationship modeling of ruthenium sensitizers for solar cells applications: novel tools for designing promising candidates” Tortorella, S.; Marotta, G.; Cruciani, G.; De Angelis, F.; RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 23865-23873. (link)

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Paola Belanzoni
(Associate Professor)
University of Perugia

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Leonardo Belpassi
(Research Scientist)
National Research Council

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Olivia Bizzarri
National Research Council

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Stefano Crocchianti
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Gabriele Cruciani 
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University of Perugia

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Filippo De Angelis
(Senior Research Scientist)
National Research Council

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Noelia Faginas Lago
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Simona Fantacci
(Senior Research Scientist)
National Research Council

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Laura Goracci
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Antonio Laganà
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Andrea Lombardi
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Edoardo Mosconi
(Research Scientist)
National Research Council

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Francesca Nunzi
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Francesco Tarantelli
(Full Professor)
University of Perugia

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Sara Tortorella
(Research Scientist)
Molecular Horizon

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National Research Council


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April 23, 2018 (3,15 pm)

Seminars, Dr. Sergei Manzhos
"Computational materials modelling and design for next generation solar cell & metal-ion battery technologies" flier

July 2 - 5, 2018

18th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2018).
Workshop: Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and its Applications (TCCA).
Paper submission deadline extended to March 15, 2018

3-29 Sept 2018

Intensive Course TCCM Master in Perugia, Italy.

30 Sept – 2 Oct 2018

4th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2018) in Lausanne, Switzerland.