Titles and Academic Experience: PhD in Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh (2008, UK), Pharmaceutical Chemist (2007, UK) and Pharmacist (2006, Italy) qualifications, honorary researcher at UCL (London, 2005-2007) and postdoc researcher at University of Helsinki (Finland, 2008-2010), joint fellow at Monash University and Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, CSIRO (Melbourne, Australia, 2010-2012).
In 2013 I returned to the University of Trieste where my scientific adventure had started with the M.Sci. degree, (honours). In 2017 I joined the Dept. Head's Office as Research  Delegate. In 2018 I became Associate Professor. Thanks to a fantastic team of researchers that allow our scientific progress, in 2018 I received a JSP Fellowship at Buergenstock Stereochemistry Conference, the Vittorio Erspamer Medal (2017 Award) by the Italian Peptide Society and was selected amongst the 11 Rising Stars in the natural sciences worldwide by Nature Index. You can find the names and details of our great team members below.

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Prof. Silvia Marchesan
Principal Investigator
  1. Executive Director
    Yanira Zeyn
    M. Sci. student
    Erasmus + M. Sci. student in Biomedical Chemistry from the University of Mainz (Germany). Research focus on chirality effects on tripeptide self-assembly into hydrogel biomaterials.
  2. Executive Director
    Ottavia Bellotto
    PhD student
    Hon. M. Sci. degree in Med. Chem. at the University of Trieste (2017). Experience in biosensors at CRO National Cancer Institute (2018). Research focus on enzymatic peptide synthesis.
  3. Executive Director
    We have 1 position available for Erasmus students or visiting scientists.
  4. Executive Director
    Tino Mackiol
    M. Sci. student
    Erasmus + M. Sci. student in Biomedical Chemistry from the University of Mainz (Germany). Research focus on nanocarbon-peptide hybrid materials.
  5. Executive Director
    Evelina (Eva) Parisi
    PhD student
    Hon. M. Sci. in Med. Chem., Univ. of Calabria (2012). Masters in "Marketing & Pharmaceutical Management" (2014) & "Pharm. Technologies and Regulatories Activities" (2016). Research focus is on chiral superstructures.
  6. Executive Director
    Marina Kurbasic
    PhD student
    M. Sci. degree in Chemistry at the University of Trieste (2016). Research focus on Biomolecular Organic Chemistry and antimicrobial peptides.
  7. Executive Director
    Cristina Cringoli
    PhD student
    M. Sci. degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the University "Federico II" of Naples (2015). Focus on smart supramolecular systems based on sulfur chemistry.
  8. Executive Director
    Serena Gentile
    M. Sci. Student
    B. Sc. degree in Chemistry at the University of Bologna. Research focus on out-of-equilibrium supramolecular systems.
  9. Executive Director
    Simone Viada
    M. Sci. student
    B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from University of Turin. Reseach focus is on supramolecular catalysis.
In the background photo: view over the Mediterranean, the sea embraced by Trieste


Prof. Gökçen Akgül, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University (TURKEY) - 2018
Dr. Manuel Melle-Franco, University of Aveiro (PORTUGAL) - 2017
Dr. Cally Haynes, University of Cambridge (UK) - 2017
Prof. Darja Lisjak, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (SLOVENIA) - 2015


Dr. Ana Garcia - postdoc until 2018
Dr. Daniel Iglesias - postdoc until 2018
Dott.ssa Chiara Romano (M. Sci. student) - 2018
Dott. Gabriele Sorentini (undergraduate student) - 2018
Dott.ssa Alexia Mattellone (undergraduate student) - 2017
Dr. Slavko Kralj - postdoc until 2017
Dott. Massimo Urban (undergraduate student) - 2016