Alessandro Pini, Siena, 17/06/1967
Education and training
1988-1993 Student of Biological Sciences, University of Siena.
1995-1996: Research grant from Molecular Biology Department, University of Siena.
1995-1996: (periods) visiting post-graduate scientist at the Centre of Protein Engineering, Medical Research Council, Cambridge UK, under supervision of Dr. Greg Winter.
1996-2000: PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology Department, University of Siena.
1997-1998: (periods) Visiting PhD student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, under supervision of Prof. Dario Neri.
2011-2016: Specialization School in Clinical Biochemistry, University Tor Vergata, Rome.
2002: Young Researcher award, University of Siena.
2009: Emerging Scientist award, Saint Malo, France
Employments and professional Experiences
Alessandro Pini is Full Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Medical Biotechnology, University of Siena, Italy.
He is founder and president of board of the biotech company SetLance srl (www.setlance.com).
Author of publications on international journals of biochemistry, biotechnology, oncology and microbiology, of several book chapters and one book for italian students of Biotechnology. He is presenter of more than 100 communications at scientific conferences. He is inventor in 12 international patents regarding antibodies or peptides as therapeutic agents.
Teacher of biochemistry and biotechnology at the University of Siena, University of Insubria Varese, University of Perugia, Consorzio Siena Ricerche, National Institute for Cancer Research, Genoa, in Italy, and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, in Switzerland.
Coordinator of many projects and collaborations with public and private institutions in Italy and abroad, including companies, charities, bank foundations, Regione Toscana, and European Commission (FP7).
Member of board and then consultant of Philogen Spa (www.philogen.com) (1999-2008).
Member of the Editorial Board of the following journals: “Current Protein and Peptide Science”, Bentham Science Publisher; “The Open Biochemistry Journal”, Bentham Science Publishers; “Advances in Biology” Hindawi Publishing Corporation; “Applied Scientific Reports” Herbert Open Access Journals.
Member of the Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIB).
Member of board of teachers in the PhD School of Biochemistry (Siena-Pisa-Florence).
Member of the European Society of Peptides
Co-founder and member of the Italian Society of Peptides