Alessandro Volonterio obtained a brilliant graduation in chemistry (1995) attending for one year Professor Carlo Scolastico‘s Laboratories at Universitá degli Studi di Milano. Then, he was awarded a biennial research fellowship to attend a master in organic chemistry, working in Professor Pierfrancesco Bravo Laboratories at Politecnico di Milano. In 1997, he obtained a three-year governmentally funded Ph.D. fellowship after which he got a Ph.D. degree (2000). During this period, he was elected among many promising candidates from all over Europe to participate at the “Roche Symposium for the Leading Chemists of the Next Decade” which attendances were limited to about twenty participants. After his Ph.D. work, he has been awarded four-year fellowship (one year from Italian CNR and three years from Politecnico di Milano). In January 2005, he became an Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano. In the same year, he was awarded by The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology of a one-year post-doc position at the Scripps Research Institute under the supervision of Prof. Julius Rebek, Jr. Finally, in 2011 he became Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano. His main interests in the field of organic synthesis deal with the synthesis and conformational study of fluorinated peptidomimetics, the development of novel “one-pot,” multicomponent domino process for the synthesis of heterocycles and glycoconjugates, and the synthesis of cationic vectors for a selective gene delivery.
Biography Updated on 12 July 2012