Artemi Bendandi

PhD student
XXXIII CICLO
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Artemi Bendandi

Research activity

Artemi Bendandi’s research is focused on the study of chromatin, the ensemble of histone proteins and DNA that enables the genome to become compact and fit inside the nuclei of cells. Her primary research concerns the computational study of electrostatic interactions between DNA and protein, through the study of the electrostatic interactions between nucleosome pairs and the examination of the electrostatic importance of the histone tails, the disordered terminal domains of the histones bearing positive charge, which contrasts the negative charge of the DNA backbone and influences several processes of biological importance. To conduct her research, Artemi uses computational applications of the Poisson Boltzmann equation and molecular dynamics simulations. During her PhD, Artemi Bendandi also participated in theoretical Mueller matrix microscopy research, contributing to works regarding the theoretical development of the coherency matrix formalism and its application on biological samples. This approach provides a label-free, non-invasive way to increase contrast in biological imaging.

Main publications

Chromatin Compaction Multiscale Modeling: A Complex Synergy Between Theory, Simulation, and Experiment

A Bendandi, S Dante, SR Zia, A Diaspro, W Rocchia, Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 7, 15 (2020) doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2020.00015

Coherency and differential Mueller matrices for polarising media

CJR Sheppard, A Bendandi, A Le Gratiet, A Diaspro J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 35, 2058-2069 (2018) doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.35.002058

Eigenvalues of the coherency matrix for exact backscattering

Colin J. R. Sheppard, Artemi Bendandi, Aymeric Le Gratiet, and Alberto Diaspro, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 36, 1540-1550 (2019) doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.36.001540