"I've...seen things you people

 wouldn't believe"




e-mail:: fabio.sterpone [at]

tel:: +33-1-58415169



2018-present / Research Director

2011-2016 Award ERC starting Grant Thermos

2010--2018 / Research at CNRS

2009--2010 / Fellow "P-G de Gennes Fundation", ENS, Paris, FR

2006--2008 / Research at High Performance Computing  CASPUR, Rome, IT

2004--2006 / Post-doc UT at Austin, TX, US

2000--2004 / PhD, UPMC and CEA, Saclay, FR

1999          / Laurea, Univ La Sapienza, Physics, Rome, IT


We are interested in the multi-scale modeling of biophysical processes. We apply and develop methods for studying protein stability, mobility and function in different conditions and environments. We move from classical atomistic simulations to  coarse-grained based multi-physics descriptions. 


  1. M. Katava, G. Stirnemann, M. Zanatta, S. Capaccioli, M. Pacchetti, K. Ngai, F. Sterpone, A. Paciaroni, «Critical structural fluctuations of proteins at the thermal unfolding: challenging the Lindemann criterion», (2017), PNAS, 114,  9361–9366.
  2. G. Stirnemann, F. Sterpone, "Mechanics of Protein Adaptation to High Temperatures", J. Phys. Chem. Lett.,(2017), 8, 5884–5890. 
  3. M. Chiricotto, S. Melchionna, P. Derreumaux, F. Sterpone, «Hydrodynamic effects on β-amyloid (16-22) peptide aggregation», J. Chem. Phys. (2016), 145, 035102. 
  4. F. Sterpone, P. Derreumaux, S. Melchionna «Protein simulations in fluids: coupling the OPEP coarse-grained force field with hydrodynamics», J. Chem. Theory Comput. (2015) 11, 1843-1853.
  5. M. Kalimeri, O. Rahaman, S. Melchionna, F. Sterpone, « How Conformational Flexibility Stabilizes the Hyperthermophilic Elongation Factor G-Domain », J. Phys. Chem . B (2013), 117, 13775-13785.


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