Chemical Biology & Drug Design

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Edited By: David Selwood

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 27/59 (Chemistry Medicinal); 176/290 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1747-0285

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Maria Laura Bolognesi received a BS degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (1990), and in Pharmacy (1992) from University of Bologna. In 1991 she joined Sigma Tau Industries, Rome, as Research Scientist at the Department of Chemical Research. After completing her PhD at University of Bologna under the supervision of Carlo Melchiorre, she performed postdoctoral research in the group of Philip S. Portogheses’s at the University of Minnesota. In 2005 she began her present position of Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Bologna. In 2009 she was awarded a position of Distinguished Visiting Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and in 2013 a position of Special Visitor researcher (Pesquisador Visitante Especial ) at University of Brasilia. Since the beginning of her career, Maria Laura has focused on the design and synthesis of small molecules as probes for the investigation of biological pathways or as drug candidates. She is currently focusing her research efforts on the identification of multitarget ligands and theranostics for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neglected tropical diseases. All these activities have resulted in the publication of more than 100 original papers, and in the delivery of more than 30 invited lectures and seminars worldwide.

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Wei Fu, Ph.D. She currently works as a professor in medicinal chemistry at School of Pharmacy in Fudan University; mainly conduct drug design, synthesis and simulation of novel small molecules as potential drugs in the treatment of brain disorders, and the mechanism study of drug delivery system. She received her B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1994 from Jilin University. She was awarded her Ph.D. degree in Quantum Chemistry in 2001 from Jilin University. She joined Professor Kaixian Chen and Hualiang Jiang’s Drug Discovery group at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica for 2 years in 2001 and then joined Professor James Briggs lab for 3 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2003. She was awarded excellent science and technology young researcher in 2002 and won the Poster Award in 11th Annual Structural Biology Symposium in 2006 in US and Travel Award in the Fifth McLaughlin Symposia in Infection & Immunity in 2005 in US.