Andrea Trabocchi graduated in 1998 in chemistry from the University of Florence, Italy, after spending his final year, at the Imperial College in London working on chemotrypsin inhibitors with Professor Leatherbarrow. Subsequent to his return to Florence, in 2003, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemical sciences on the development of new bicyclic scaffolds as reverse turn inducers. Then, he remained in the same institution for the postdoctoral work on combinatorial chemistry, and currently he works as a Research Associate. His research interests include diversity-oriented synthesis, peptidomimetic chemistry, as well as conformational analysis of folded peptides and turn-mimetics by NMR and molecular modeling. He is also involved in medicinal chemistry issues concerning peptidomimetic inhibitors of integrins and of aspartic proteases, and he collaborates in an integrated biomedical center concerning molecular imaging. He published about 40 papers in the field of organic and medicinal chemistry, and filed 3 patents.
Biography Updated on 6 June 2012