Faculty of Science, Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Giubertoni is a post-doctoral fellow at the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. Together with Prof.S.Woutersen , she studies the molecular properties of the building blocks of natural biomaterials, such as spiderweb or bones, to determine the remarkable physical properties required for their biological functionalities. She does this by using physical concepts and multiscale methods, ranging from multidimensional infrared spectroscopy to rheology. In 2021, she was granted the prestigious VENI grant by the Dutch Research Council to investigate the molecular origin of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease. OI is a life-changing, occasionally lethal, disorder caused by mutations in the genes encoding collagen, the main building block of all human connective tissues such as bones and skin.