Maria Francesca Zini

Personal Informations

Maria Francesca Zini
Tel: (+39) 050 3153542
E-mail: zini -at- ifc.cnr.it
Birth: 18-04-1970
Address: Via Berretta 45, Cascina (PI)

Education

1999 Master in Multimedia, University of Florence. The Master is held by the University of Florence in collaboration with RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI-Italian Radio Television Network) and Mediateca Regionale Toscana (Tuscan Region Multimedia Library).

1998 Training course in informatic technologies, organized by Datasys S.p.A. (Milan),in collaboration with API (Milan) and the European Community.

1995 Second level degree (magna cum laude) in Chemistry, University of Pisa, with a thesis on “FT-IR Study of polymeric blends for stone protection”.

1988: Secondary school degree, scientific course, Liceo F.Buonarroti, Pisa.

Professional Experiences

2008 to date: Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR Pisa, Scientific Visualization Unit. Research Scholarship. Project: “3D visualisation of biological processes” . Development of a Blender applied software to import and animate proteins structure. Use of 3D Animation Software for the analysis of protein motion.

1999-2008 MetaResearch Srl (Sovicille, SI). Software development. Collaboration in projects dedicated to multimedia, graphic applications and the management of extended databases.

1997-1999 Datasys Spa (Pisa), software development

1996-1997 Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Department, University of Pisa. IR Spectroscopy laboratory. Scholarship for the Project:Reactivity of nucleic acids with ozone:an FT-IR Microspectroscopy study

Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Department, University of Pisa. IR Spectroscopy laboratory. Scholarship for the Project: High temperature resistence of inorganic polymers. The project was finalized to develope new products for the glass industry.

Publications and Congresses

Articles in Journals:

BioBlender. Molecular animation and scientific representation BlenderArt magazine, 2009 Monica Zoppè, Yuri Porozov, Raluca Andrei, Stefano Cianchetta, Maria Francesca Zini, Tiziana Loni, Claudia Caudai, Marco Callieri

Reactivity of nucleic acids with ozone. An FT-IR Microspectroscopy study. Giovanna Biondi, M.Francesca Zini, Emilia Bramanti, Edoardo Benedetti, Giovanni Agostini,Marianno Franzini, Piergiorgio Vergamini, Enzo Benedetti Applied Spectroscopy, 51(10), 1516-1520, 1997.

Participation to Congresses:

Blender for biology: Game Engine for molecular animation and special effects for chemical and physical behaviour. ISMB/ECCB 2009 3DSig Satellite Meeting, Poster session M. Francesca Zini, Tiziana Loni,Raluca Andrei, Monica Zoppè

Using 3D Animation Software for the analysis of protein Motion. BITS ’09 Sixth Annual Meeting of the bioinformatic Italian Society, Poster session M. Francesca Zini, Tiziana Loni,Raluca Andrei, Monica Zoppè

Using Blender for molecular animation and scientific representation. Proceedings of Blender Confrence 2008, Amsterdam. Monica Zoppè, Yuri Porozov, Raluca Andrei, Stefano Cianchetta, Maria Francesca Zini, Tiziana Loni, Claudia Caudai, Marco Callieri

Languages

English, French

Knowledge of Computer Science

3D Modeling and Animation. Use of Blender 3D Software. Python scripting for Blender .

Software analysis, Computer programming, experience in Software Usability Engineering and in User Interface Projecting.

Database management and Programming (Access, MSDE, SQL Server,MySql).

Languages: Java, Python, Visual Basic with API, ASP, PhP, XML, HTML , CSS, JavaScript, Jscript, SQL, VRML/X3D.

Experience in Visual Studio for Visual Basic e ASP applications development

Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Fireworks)

Experience in Microsoft Office and OpenOffice use.

Other Interests

Literature, Politic

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