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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

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 neuropathologica communications
(2019)
7,
120
Trodusquemine enhances Aβ 42 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
– Nature Communications
(2019)
10,
225
Different soluble aggregates of Aβ42 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
– Nature Communications
(2019)
10,
1541
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)
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 Research
(2019)
Analysis of alpha B-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
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
Atomic force microscopy for single molecule characterisation of protein aggregation
FS Ruggeri, T Šneideris, M Vendruscolo, TPJ Knowles
– Arch Biochem Biophys
(2019)
664,
134
Sequence‐Optimized Peptide Nanofibers as Growth Stimulators for Regeneration of Peripheral Neurons
C Schilling, T Mack, S Lickfett, S Sieste, FS Ruggeri, T Sneideris, A Dutta, T Bereau, R Naraghi, D Sinske, TPJ Knowles, CV Synatschke, T Weil, B Knöll
– Advanced Functional Materials
(2019)
29,
1809112
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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 763845 (shared)
01223 763842

Email address

fsr26@cam.ac.uk