Giuseppe Gattuso studied chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy, in 1993 and obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1997. Since 1999, he has held the position of Ricercatore (Assistant Professor) in organic chemistry at the University of Messina. His most recent research has been carried out in the field of host-guest and supramolecular chemistry and in the area of natural compounds. In particular, he is conducting research on themes focused on the design and synthesis of macrocyclic compounds (calixarenes, heteracalixarenes, cyclodextrins, cyclic amides) and their use as receptors/sensors, and as building blocks for the self-assembly of ordered supramolecular aggregates (1D and 2D supramolecular oligo/polymers). Moreover, he is also carrying out research on the isolation and characterization of natural compounds with bioactive potential from plant sources, such as flavonoids and furocoumarins, and their in vitro antioxidant and biological properties. He has authored several publications in high-impact factor international journals and in the fields of organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and agrofood chemistry.
Biography Updated on 15 March 2012