The HUPO ECR Initiative is proud to welcome two new members in its organization: Maurine Fucito, a Ph.D. student at University G. D’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara in Italy and Christian Moritz, a postdoctoral researcher at Universities of Lyon in France. Please click here to read more of these promising young researchers.
Maurine Fucito is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies and Technology (CAST) at the University G. D’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. After four years at the University of Liège, Belgium and one year at the University of Aveiro, Portugal studying chemistry, she started her Ph.D. in February 2020. She is part of the PMSMatTrain project that aims at developing a novel biomaterial-based device for the treatment of progressive multiple sclerosis. Her work consists in analysing lipids and proteins alteration in multiple sclerosis like models using mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS and MALDI-MS Imaging) to validate the therapeutic efficacy of this novel device and to better understand the disease pathophysiology. In December 2020, she became a core member of the Young Proteomics Investigators Club (YPIC), an enthusiastic group of young scientists supporting ECRs.
Christian Moritz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Lyon and Saint-Étienne, France, as well as the Hospital of Saint-Etienne. He did his PhD in the field of neuroproteomics in Kaiserslautern/Germany and moved to translational biomedical research for his postdoc projects in France. There, he is screening the human proteome for novel autoantigens targeted by serum antibodies of patients with rare autoimmune-related diseases of the peripheral nervous system.