Ettore Benedetti was born in Napoli, Italy in 1940. He joined the University of Napoli, Napoli in 1959. He completed his Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 1965 with Professor Alfonso M. Liquori, discussing a thesis on chemical crystallography. He spent three years with Professor Murray Goodman at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY, USA. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor of chemistry at the Science Faculty of the University of Napoli, where subsequently, in 1973, he became an Associate Professor and in 1975, a Full Professor of chemistry. Since then, he has been the recipient of numerous fellowships from the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the NATO, and the National Science Foundation. As a Research Associate, he joined the Physics Department of The University of York (UK) in 1973 and the Department of Chemistry of the University of California at San Diego (USA) in 1975. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry of Cornell University in Ithaca. From 1980 through 1984, Benedetti has been the Director of the Computer Center of the Science Faculty of the University of Napoli. He is the Organizer of the Naples Workshops on Bioactive Peptides, held every other year since 1988. He has been the Organizer and Chairman of the 27th European Peptide Symposium in 2002. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of Biopolymers, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Peptide Science, and the International Journal of Peptide and Protein Research (formerly known as Letters in Peptide Science). From the year 2002, he has become a Member of the Executive Committee of the European Peptide Society. His research interests lie in peptide and protein chemistry: the relationships between structure and activity of numerous peptide and protein systems have been the objective of his investigations, carried out with a variety of experimental and theoretical techniques, for the understanding of the mechanism of action of biologically relevant systems.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010