Benedetta Frida Baldi studied Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). During her master thesis she worked on computer-aided drug design using molecular dynamics techniques.
Benedetta is now enrolled in the EMBL international PhD program at EBI under Nicolas Le Novere's supervision. Her project focuses on spatial simulations of the self-assembly of the Post Synaptic Density in glutamatergic synapses, modelling proteins by means of three-dimensional mesh surfaces, derived from molecular structures. Her main interests are spatial modeling, data visualization and the use of computer graphics software in scientific research.