Italian and British.  Ph.D. in Chemistry.

2021-11-05_PASTORE-51-web.jpg (Annalisa PASTORE)Annalisa Pastore holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Laboratory of Spectroscopy at the University of Naples in Italy. She is a researcher in structural and molecular biology, She is a researcher in structural and molecular biology, specialized in muscle proteins and proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases. She holds more than 30 years’ experience in protein structure determination and structure/function relationship.

From 1988 to 1997, Annalisa worked at the EMBL Heidelberg in Germany, first as staff scientist in the Biocomputing Programme then, from 1991, as group leader in the Structures Programme, where she established the first NMR group. In 1997, she moved to the Medical Research Council in Mill Hill, London. Since 2013, she has held the position of full professor at King's College London (KCL).

Annalisa's research makes use of an integrated biology multidisciplinary approach that combines protein engineering, biophysics, structural, bioinformatics and computational methods. She has published more than 270 primary papers and 50 reviews. She is EMBO member and member of Academia Europaea.

Annalisa joined the  ESRF on 1st January 2022 as Director of Research for Life Sciences, Chemistry and Soft Matter Science.