Assistant Professor, Institute of Biochemistry of ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Paola Picotti obtained her PhD from the University of Padua, Italy, focusing on the analysis of protein misfolding using biochemical and mass spectrometry-based techniques. She then joined the group of Ruedi Aebersold at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), where she contributed to develop targeted proteomic technologies. In 2011, she was appointed Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry of ETH and in 2017, moved to the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology of ETH as a tenured professor. The Picotti group develops quantitative proteomics technologies for protein and protein structure analysis. These tools are applied to study intracellular protein aggregation and the molecular bases of aggregation diseases. Paola Picotti was awarded the EMBO Gold Medal, the Rössler prize, the US HUPO Cotter Award, the SGMS award, the EMBO Young Investigator Award, the Friedrich Miescher Award, the Juan-Pablo Albar award of the European Proteome Association, the ETH Latsis Prize and two ERC Grants.