Richter Group

Dr Ilaria Frasson Assistant Professor

Ilaria graduated in Medical Biotechnologies in 2006 at the University of Padua and joined the Richter Lab at the beginning of 2007. She obtained her PhD in Virology and Microbial Biotechnology in 2010. Her main current research is in on herpesviruses and SARS-CoV-2.

Dr Matteo Nadai postdoc, lab manager

Matteo graduated in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies in 2003. He obtained his PhD in Virology and Microbial Biotechnology in 2008 in the Richter Lab. He is currently mainly involved in the discovery and characterization of antiviral/antitumor compounds/drugs.

Dr Emanuela Ruggiero postdoc

Emanuela graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology in 2010 at the University of Naples. She obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2014 at the University of Ferrara and joined the Richter Lab in 2015 as a postdoctoral fellow. She is currently working on the investigation of non-canonical nucleic acids structures, such as G-quadruplexes and i-motifs, within viral genomes.

Dr Irene Gallina is a senior postdoctoral fellow who, after obtaining her PhD from the University of Copenhagen in 2013, has matured more that 8-years’ international experience in molecular and cellular biology in the field of DNA replication and repair, significantly contributing to two ERC-funded research projects. Her work has resulted in several high-impact publications in journals including Molecular Cell and Nature Communications.

Giulia Nicoletto PhD student, project financed by the X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism (XDP) Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Beatrice Tosoni PhD student financed by the Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (AIRC) for research in liposarcoma.

Irene Zanin PhD student financed by Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (AIRC) for research in liposarcoma.

Ilaria Maurizio PhD student financed by CARIPARO.

Marianna Terreri PhD student financed by Unipd.


The historic group of landmark discoveries!

Former people in the group

  • Albert Puig I Tell graduate fellow financed by GENERON

  • Sara Lago BS-MS/PhD/postdoc 2014-2020, currently postdoc at the University of Trento, Italy

  • Martina Tassinari PhD/postdoc 2014-2019, currently Scientist at Axxam, Spa, Italy

  • Paola Soldà BS-MS/PhD 2015-2019, currently Pharmacist in Veneto, Italy

  • Matteo Scalabrin postdoc 2014-2018, currently at Analysis Lab, Vicenza, Italy

  • Sara Callegaro PhD 2014-2017, currently at Fidia Farmaceutici SpA, Padova, Italy

  • Rosalba Perrone PhD/postdoc 2010-2016, currently lead scientist at Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA, USA

  • Elena Butovskaya BS-MS/PhD 2012-2016, currently at Kolinpharma, Brescia, Italy

  • Sara Artusi BS-MS/PhD/postdoc 2010-2015, currently research scientist at Krystal Biotech, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  • Elena Tosoni postdoc 2014-2015, currently Science Teacher, Italy

  • Beatrice De Nicola postgraduate 2015, currently Science Teacher, Italy

  • Federica Moraca postdoc 2015, currently postdoc at the University of Naples, Italy

  • Giovanna Sattin postdoc 2010-2012


Graduate students

  • Federica D'Ettorre MS in 2021

  • Giulia Sandro MS in 2020

  • Federico Di Modugno MS in 2020

  • Marianna Terreri MS in 2020

  • Elena Bernoldi MS in 2020

  • Irene Zanin MS in 2019

  • Alessia Cerchiaro MS in 2019

  • Giulia Zorzan MS in 2017

  • Elena Trallori MS in 2016

  • Anna Lisa Palma MS in 2015

  • Cristina Farnesi Camellone MS in 2014, currently Pharmacist in Veneto, Italy

  • Giulia Pedon MS in 2014, currently Pharmacist in Veneto, Italy

  • Paola Fiorini MS in 2011

  • Rachele Stocco MS in 2010, currently Pharmacist in Veneto, Italy

  • Patrizia Arzarolli MS in 2009

  • Darija Gasi Omar MS in 2008

  • Silvia Bolzonella MS in 2008

  • Luisa Mengatto MS in 2008, currently Principal Scientist at Aptuit, Verona, Italy

  • Carolina Bertipaglia MS in 2008, currently manager at the Hospital Pharmacy of Bologna, Italy

  • Valentina Comuzzi MS in 2006

  • Elena Calore MS in 2005

  • Giulia Giaretta MS in 2003

  • Matteo Nadai MS in 2003 lab manager University of Padua, Italy

Undergraduate students

  • Giulia Gobbato BS in 20017

  • Gulia Zarpellon BS in 2016

  • Federica Slaviero BS in 2016

  • Matilde Negrini BS in 2015

  • Marta Ferrazzi BS in 2015

  • Greta Siviero BS in 2012

  • Angelica Miola BS in 2012

  • Beatrice Longhin BS in 2012

  • Davide Baratella BS in 2008

  • Lisa Elefanti BS in 2007

  • Marta Bertolini BS in 2007

  • Giovanni Dision BS in 2007, currently at Vetrotecnica, Padova, Italy

  • Elisa Vuono BS in 2006