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A chemist specialised in lifescience mass spectrometry (MS), Simona's most recent high-profile work has been in the analysis of latent fingermarks for suspect identification. Simona is now one of 60 leading world researchers in the International Fingerprint Research Group and has received funding to deliver a course in Advanced Mass Spectrometry at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. She is also a lecturer in biomedical sciences, with a specialist teaching area in analytical chemistry.


  • Forensic analysis of latent fingermarks
  • Biological response to honeybee venom
  • Cancer proteomics
  • Mass Spectrometry

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Professor Simona Francese

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