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Department of Chemistry

 

I currently work at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases at the University of Cambridge. The focus of my original research programme is to develop and apply new Physical methods at the interface with Chemistry and Biology to shed light on the molecular processes underlying the onset of neurodegenerative disorders and study functional biomaterials for biomedical applications.

In my research, I continuously push the boundaries of the methods of analysis of modern biology and physics for investigating complex and heterogeneous biological samples and biomaterials at the nanoscale. I have deep expertise in scanning probe microscopy, surface science, spectroscopy, data analysis, image processing and single particle characterisation.

For a complete list of publications please see below:

Publications

Transthyretin inhibits primary and secondary nucleation of amyloid-β peptide aggregation and reduces the toxicity of its oligomers.
SA Ghadami, S Chia, FS Ruggeri, G Meisl, F Bemporad, J Habchi, R Cascella, CM Dobson, M Vendruscolo, TPJ Knowles, F Chiti
– Biomacromolecules
(2020)
acs.biomac.9b01475
Trodusquemine enhances Aβ42 aggregation but suppresses its toxicity by displacing oligomers from cell membranes.
R Limbocker, S Chia, FS Ruggeri, M Perni, R Cascella, GT Heller, G Meisl, B Mannini, J Habchi, TCT Michaels, PK Challa, M Ahn, ST Casford, N Fernando, CK Xu, ND Kloss, SIA Cohen, JR Kumita, C Cecchi, M Zasloff, S Linse, TPJ Knowles, F Chiti, M Vendruscolo, CM Dobson
– Nat Commun
(2019)
10,
225
Infrared nanospectroscopic mapping of a single metaphase chromosome.
E Lipiec, FS Ruggeri, C Benadiba, AM Borkowska, JD Kobierski, J Miszczyk, BR Wood, GB Deacon, A Kulik, G Dietler, WM Kwiatek
– Nucleic Acids Res
(2019)
47,
e108
Characterizing Individual Protein Aggregates by Infrared Nanospectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy
FS Ruggeri, T Šneideris, S Chia, M Vendruscolo, TPJ Knowles
– Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE
(2019)
ARTN e60108
(DOI: 10.3791/60108)
Small molecule sequestration of amyloid-β as a drug discovery strategy for Alzheimer’s disease
G Heller, F Aprile, T Michaels, R Limbocker, M Perni, FS Ruggeri, B Mannini, T Löhr, M Bonomi, A De Simone, I Felli, R Pierattelli, T Knowles, C Dobson, M Vendruscolo
(2019)
Soluble aggregates present in cerebrospinal fluid change in size and mechanism of toxicity during Alzheimer’s disease progression
S De, DR Whiten, FS Ruggeri, C Hughes, M Rodrigues, DI Sideris, CG Taylor, FA Aprile, S Muyldermans, TPJ Knowles, M Vendruscolo, C Bryant, K Blennow, I Skoog, S Kern, H Zetterberg, D Klenerman
– Acta Neuropathol Commun
(2019)
7,
120
Analysis of αb-crystallin polydispersity in solution through native microfluidic electrophoresis
MA Wright, FS Ruggeri, KL Saar, PK Challa, JLP Benesch, TPJ Knowles
– Analyst
(2019)
144,
4413
Analysis of αB-crystallin polydispersity in solution through native microfluidic electrophoresis
MA Wright, FS Ruggeri, KL Saar, PK Challa, JLP Benesch, TPJ Knowles
– The Analyst
(2019)
144,
4413
Different soluble aggregates of A beta 42 can give rise to cellular toxicity through different mechanisms
S De, DC Wirthensohn, P Flagmeier, C Hughes, FA Aprile, FS Ruggeri, DR Whiten, D Emin, Z Xia, JA Varela, P Sormanni, F Kundel, TPJ Knowles, CM Dobson, C Bryant, M Vendruscolo, D Klenerman
– Nat Commun
(2019)
10,
1541
Fabrication and Characterization of Reconstituted Silk Microgels for the Storage and Release of Small Molecules.
X Liu, Z Toprakcioglu, AJ Dear, A Levin, FS Ruggeri, CG Taylor, M Hu, JR Kumita, M Andreasen, CM Dobson, U Shimanovich, TPJ Knowles
– Macromolecular Rapid Communications
(2019)
40,
e1800898
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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 763845 (shared)
01223 763842

Email address

fsr26@cam.ac.uk