Alessandro Desideri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1951. He received a degree in physics in 1975 from the University of Roma La Sapienza, in 1975 and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Leicester University, UK, in 1982. From 1979 to 1985, he was at the Faculty of Science University of Calabria as an Adjunct Professor of spectroscopy, from 1985 to 1990 at the Faculty of Science University of Rome Tor Vergata as an Associate Professor of biochemistry of the macromolecules, and from 1990 to 1995 at the Faculty of Science University of Messina as a Full Professor of biological chemistry. Since 1995, he has been appointed Full Professor of molecular biology at the Faculty of Science University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he has set up an interdisciplinary group having both experimental and computational expertise. He is an expert in the structure-dynamics function correlation in proteins, and at the moment he is mainly involved in the structural and functional characterization of human topoisomerase I and of its interaction with the antitumoral drugs belonging to the camptothecins family. He is a Member of the American Biophysical Society, of the Italian Biochemical Society, and of the Italian Society of Bioinformatics; he has been the Italian Member for INFM at the EMRC of the European Science Foundation. He is the author of more than 250 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals.
Biography Updated on 29 October 2009