Claudiu T. Supuran

University of Florence, Italy

Claudiu T. Supuran received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania (1987) and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry at the same university in 1991. In 1990, he became an Assistant Professor of chemistry at the University of Bucharest. After a short stage at the University of Florida, he returned in Bucharest, where he became an Associate Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry. In 1995, he moved at the University of Florence, Italy, where he is currently serving as a Research Fellow and Contract Professor of chemistry. He worked as a Visiting Professor at Griffith University (Australia), in 2008, and University of La Plata (Argentina), in 2010. His main research interests include medicinal chemistry, design of enzyme inhibitors and activators, heterocyclic chemistry, chemistry of sulfonamides, sulfamates and sulfamides, biologically active organoelement derivatives, QSAR studies, X-ray crystallography of metalloenzymes, metal complexes with biologically active ligands (metal-based drugs), carbonic anhydrases, cyclooxygenases, serine proteases, matrix metalloproteinases, bacterial proteases, and amino acid derivatives. He has published more than 650 original research papers in these fields as well as several patents and books on carbonic anhydrases and zinc enzymes.

Biography Updated on 20 January 2011

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