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Prof. Dr. Giulia Rossetti


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Professional career

12.2019- Professor Dr. (W2), Department of Neurology, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

12.2014-11.2019 Junior professor (W1), Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

2012-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Barcelona, Spain - Shared (70%:30%) with Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany

2011-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-9)/Institute for Advanced Simulations (IAS-5), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany



2011 - 2nd PhD Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.) in Biology - Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

2010 - 1st PhD: Doctor Philosophiae (PhD) in Statistical and Biological Physics, Department of Functional and Structural Genomics, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy

2005 - Master in Chemistry - Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences/ Department of Chemistry, La Sapienza/Roma, Italy


Scientific honours

2012 - Friedrich-Wilhelm-Preis dissertation award, RWTH, Aachen

2011 - Borchers-Plakette, RWTH, Aachen, Germany

Most relevant funding in the last 5 years raised by Giulia Rossetti as PI

Name of the GrantApplicants CallTime periodAmount €
Common molecular causes of Schizophrenia and Autism releted to lipid metabolism
-RWTH Start-up2015-201620,000
Developing inhibitors of the enzyme "TRMT2A" for the treatment of PolyQ diseases

Prof. Schulz



3.5 years
PhD position


Inhibitors of the Chikungunya Virus Macrodomain: a
Proof-of-Principle study


Prof. Lüscher

Dr. Verheugd

ERS Seed Fund-Call


Efficient all-atom RNA and DNA simulations

Prof. Costa (RWTH)

Dr. Mohanty (FZJ)

FZJ and RWTH Aachen University co-fund for Center for Simulation and Data Sciences (CSD)2018-2021130,800

Most Relevant fundings in the last 5 years where Giulia Rossetti contributed as co-applicant

Name of the GrantCallTime periodAmount €

HPC-LEAP: High Performance Computing for Life Sciences, Engineering and Physics

EU Commission - Innovative Training Network (ITN)2014-2018428,559
CDP6 - Modelling for Drug DiscoveryEuropean Commission - Human Brain Project2017-201884,880
Dual2PET (Entwicklung von PET-Liganden zum Nachweis von dualen Mechanismen neuer Analgetika)BMBF - Project funding2017-2019155,985
H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 - SimulaTIon in MUltiscaLe physicAl and biological sysTEms (STIMULATE)EU Commission - Innovative Training Network (ITN)2018-2022498,432



Simone Albani, PhD student

Emile de Bruyn, PhD student

Jonas Gossen, PhD student

Benjamin Philipp Joseph, PhD student

Tathagata Kindu, PhD student

Alessandro Marchetto, PhD student

Rui Pedro Fernandes Ribeiro, Postdoc

Giulia Rossetti, Professor Dr.

Zeineb Si Chaib, PhD student

Research interest and activities

Our research is in the field of computational molecular medicine, with a focus on drug design for therapeutic interventions against neuropathologies and cancer

To this end, most of our projects are inserted in a ‘interdisciplinary integrative circle’ where our expertise in protein modeling, simulations and in silico screening of small molecules is combined with experimental biochemistry and organic synthesis to determine libraries of candidate molecules against the chosen target.



Leading drug design suits used in our group:

  • Chemical Computing Group
  • Schrödinger
  • OpenEye
  • RDKit
  • BioSolveIT (granted as part of their "Scientific Challenge 2017")
  • ChemAxon
  • Gaussian
  • Amber



IAS-5 / INM-9
Computational Biomedicine
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52428 Jülich


Phone: +49 2461 61 8933
Fax: +49 2461 61 4823