Prof. Francesco Nicotra
Francesco Nicotra is full professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He is member of the Government Board of the University and has been Dean of the Faculty of Science (2009-2012) and Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences (2002-2008). Prof. Nicotra has relevant international appointments, he has been elected President of the IUPAC division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. He is also the Italian representative in the International Carbohydrate Organization, and scientific evaluator for many international agencies including the European Community. The scientific interests concern organic chemistry at the interface with biomedicine, in particular nanodevices for therapy and diagnosis, biomaterials for regenerative medicine, molecular interaction studies and their applications in biomedicine. In 2011 he received the Award for innovation in research of the Italian Chemical Society and in 2012 the Berti Medal for the research in Carbohydrate Chemistry, and in 2015 the Medal Quilico of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society. The research interests are documented by 196 publications on international scientific journals, 17 chapter of books, 12 patents.