University of Milan
Chemistry Department
Via Golgi, 19
20133 Milan (Italy)
Tel. +39-02-50314092  
Fax +39-02-50314072


Short C.V.

Ph. D. in Chemistry at the University of Milano
1987 - 1988
Post-doctoral research with Prof. W. Clark Still
(Columbia University, New York)
1989 - 1997
Research Associate of Organic Chemistry at the Department
of Organic and Industrial Chemistry
1998 - 2004
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Milano
2005 -
Full Professor of Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

The interaction of sugars with proteins initiates many biological processes. We can achieve control of these processes using sugar-like structures to antagonize the natural ligands at the protein receptor level. Our group is using chemical knowledge and computational techniques to design and synthesize sugar mimics, based on known structural properties of bioactive oligosaccharides and of their protein complexes.