Alessandra Griffo



Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Jahnstr. 29, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 6221 486-439
E-Mail: alessandra.griffo(at)

Twitter: @Ales_Griffo

About me

I am a PostDoc and I joined the Göpfrich group after completion of a Ph.D. in Aalto University of Finland and a Postdoc at Saarland University. In the group, I will combine my expertise on soft matter and atomic force microscopy and spectroscopy to engineer synthetic cells and to study interactions between DNA nanostructures and lipid membranes. In particular, I am interested in studying the pore forming mechanisms.

Short Bio

02/2022 – present PostDoctoral Researcher, Biophysical Engineering Group, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany.
09/2019-01/2022 PostDoctoral researcher, Jacobs Group,
Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany.
16/08/2019 Ph.D., Biomolecular Materials Group, Aalto
University, Espoo, Finland.
26/07/2013 Master of Science in Materials Chemistry,
University of Catania, Italy.
25/03/2011 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry,
University of Catania, Italy.