Born in Bari (Italy), October the 28th 1967. 1993 Graduated cum laude in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Bari 1995 Appointed as researcher at the Pharmaceutical and Chemistry Department of the Univeristy of Bari. 1996 Oral communication to the XIIIth National Meeting of the Italian Chemical Society 1997 Ph.D. degree at the Pharmaceutical and Chemistry Department of the Univeristy of Bari. 1999 Post-doct fellowships of the Fundaciò IMIM. 2002 Appointed as assistant professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Bari. Oral communication to the XVIIth International Symposium in Medicinal Chemistry 2003 Plenary lectures to the XIVth Camerino-Noordwijkerout Symposium 2008 Oral communication to the XXth International Symposium in Medicinal Chemistry 2010 Oral communication to the XVIIIth Camerino-Noordwijkerout Symposium entitled He is actually teaching Analysis of Drugs in the bachelor degree of Pharmacy at the University of Bari. He has already attended several workshops and schools mainly focused on the use of the computational chemistry in drug design and protein modelling. His main scientific expertise is in the field of QSAR, 3D-QSAR and molecular modelling of enzyme substrates and inhibitors, more specifically on serine and cystein protease, monoamine oxidase and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, and also homology modelling of membrane receptors essentially G-Protein coupled receptors. He moved then also in the field of receptor ligands and inhibitors, in particular imidazoline, benozodiazepine, adrenergic and serotoninergic receptors. More recently he also started research projects on protein-protein and macromolecular docking in particular on the chemokines receptor and on local anaesthetics acting as sodium channel blockers.
Biography Updated on 10 April 2011