The Computational Nano-Biology group, headed by Giuseppe Brancato, is embedded in Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, and participates in INFN and BioExcel initiatives. Using theoretical and computational approaches, the group simulates the dynamics of different biomolecular systems. Large scale computer simulations are combined with analytical studies and most of the group’s projects are done in collaboration with experimental groups.


Giuseppe Brancato

Palazzo della Carovana, Classe di Scienze, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, I-56126, PISA                       

Email: giuseppe.brancato[at]sns.it


   Akhunzada et al.’s recent publication in Scientific Reports sheds light on Rhodamine B role in lipids lateral diffusion and membrane permeability

Interplay between lipid lateral diffusion, dye concentration and membrane permeability unveiled by a combined spectroscopic and computational study of a  model lipid bilayer, Muhammad Jan Akhunzada, Francesca D’Autilia, Balasubramanian Chandramouli, Nicholus Bhattacharjee, Andrea Catte, Roberto Di Rienzo, Francesco Cardarelli and Giuseppe Brancato, Sci. Rep. 2019, 9, 1508, 1-12.  doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37814-x