Marco Radi

University of Parma - IT

Marco Radi graduated cum Laude in 2000 at the University of Siena, where he also received in 2014 his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry doing his doctoral studies with Professor Maurizio Botta. After a postdoctoral research period at the University of Georgia (with David C.K. Chu; 2005-2006), he returned to the University of Siena as postdoctoral researcher (2006-2010) and then as untenured Assistant Professor (2010-2011). In December 2011 he moved to the University of Parma as permanent Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy, where he became Associate Professor in 2014. In March 2017 he received the national scientific qualification to the role of Full Professor. Marco Radi’s research focuses on the discovery of new biologically active small-molecules for different chronic (Cystic Fibrosis, IBD, Hypercholesterolemia, Parkinson, Cancer) and infective (Enterovirus, Flavivirus, HIV) diseases, with a special emphasis on the development of multi-target compounds. His research activities emphasize the integration of combinatorial chemistry, microwave-assisted organic synthesis (MAOS), multicomponent reactions (MCR), electrochemistry and computational techniques to speed-up the drug-discovery process by rational exploration of the biologically relevant chemical space.