Orazio Nicolotti did his studies at the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, where he received his degree in chemistry and pharmaceutical technology cum laude in the academic year 1995-1996 and his Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical science in 2000. Dr. Nicolotti was then awarded a grant funded by GlaxoSmithKline to run a 2-year project entitled Evolutionary Computation Methods for Drug Discovery. This project resulted in a scientific publication demonstrating the first successful application of both genetic programming and multiobjective algorithms in the field of drug discovery. Since 2003, he works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Bari, where he supervises a computational chemistry laboratory. His research is oriented to molecular and data modeling. Major topics are in the field of combinatorial library design, diversity analysis, application of evolutionary algorithms and development of home-software, bioinformatics, derivation of structure-activity relationships at both 2D and 3D level, de novo design, and docking and molecular dynamics.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2011