Prof. Lucia Gardossi
Lucia Gardossi is an organic chemist who devoted her research work to the perfectly optimized enzymatic machineries. She believes that “enzymes are the most efficient chemical laboratories at low environmental impact” but their full exploitation requires molecular and physical-chemical understanding. Thus, her research integrates experimental work with computational approaches. In the last decade her activities evolved from the study of biocatalyst for sustainable process innovation to the exploitation of enzymes for the production of renewable sustainable products. As a consequence, she is currently involved in EU working groups for the development of Bioeconomy and Bio-Based chemistry, where she combines the interest in sustainable chemistry with her passion for a science “in and for society”. Lucia has worked both in Italian and US Universities and funded a company in the field of industrial biotechnology.