Our expertises

Discovery of molecules active on a specific biological target, development and application of novel computational methodologies to discover new biologically relevant compounds.

Synthesis

Multicomponent reactions

Aryne chemistry

Isocyanide chemistry

Click chemistry

In silico

Chemoinformatics algorithms

Molecular simulations

Virtual screening

De novo drug design

Identification of molecules

SAR studies

Molecular probes

Compound library design

Drug repositioning

 

Research topics

Tubulin

Anti-Colchi site compounds

HDAC

Zn-chelating agents

NMPRTase

Anticancer compounds

PI3K

ATP mimetics

Click chemistry

Fast, simple reactions

MCR

Multicomponent Reactions

The Team

Every member is indipendent and free to follow his/her research interests, undertake collaborative projects and independently publish.

Gian Cesare Tron

Professor

His research interests concern the discovery of new multicomponent reactions and their applications in the field of medicinal chemistry and the discovery of new antitumoral agents (tubulin inhibitors, HDAC inhibitors, NAD+ syntesis inhibitors).

Tracey Pirali

Associate professor

Her main area of interest is the synthesis of bioactive compounds of medicinal relevance, especially in the realm of cancer treatment (tubulin, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases, istone deacetylases, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase). Recently, she has been interested in the development of novel ligands for TRP channels.

Alberto Massarotti

Associate professor

His research interests include the development and application of novel computational methodologies to discover new lead compounds.
 

Ubaldina Galli

Assistant professor

Her research interests have shifted through the years from the synthesis on NO-donors as antimalaric and antiulcer drugs to the synthesis of selective PI3 kinases inhibitors as antitumoral, antiinflammatory and anticoagulant drugs.

Irene Preet Bhela

Ph.D. student

Tutor: Prof.ssa T. Pirali






Francesca Brunelli

Fellow

Tutor: Prof. G.C. Tron






Miriam Alberti

Undergraduate student

Tutor: Prof.ssa T. Pirali

Christian Fusaro

Undergraduate student

Tutor: Prof.ssa T. Pirali

Federico Forgione

Undergraduate student

Tutor: Prof.ssa T. Pirali

Riccardo Ardizzoia

Undergraduate student

Tutor: Prof. G.C. Tron

Lorenza Coppo

Undergraduate student

Tutor: Prof. G.C. Tron

 

Publications

Moonlighting Proteins Are Important Players in Cancer Immunology

Front. Immunol. 2021, 11, 613069-

Adamo A., Frusteri C., Pallotta M.T., Pirali T., Sartoris S., .Ugel S

The 115 Year Old Multicomponent Bargellini Reaction: Perspectives and New Applications

Molecules 2021, 26, 558-

Serafini M., Murgia I., Giustiniano M., Pirali T., Tron G.C.

Therapeutic Peptides for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis: Challenges and Perspectives

Eu. J. Med. Chem. 2021, 213, 113191-

Sala V., Cnudde S., Murabito A., Massarotti A., Hirsch E., Ghigo A.

Contact Us

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  • Phone: +39 0321 375 857
  • Fax: +39 0321 375 621
  • Email: info@symech.it