Curriculum Vitae

Giampietro Viola was graduated in Pharmacy and in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical technology at the University of Padova. At the same university he also obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He started his career as researcher at FIDIA Research Laboratories and then joined the University of Padova as research assistant. Actually, he is Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Woman’s and Child’s Health. He spent a large number of period with qualified research structures abroad. His research interests concern the study of new molecules endowed with antiproliferative activity both in vitro and in vivo and in particular of the mechanisms that lead to cell death. In the last years his research efforts have been devoted to the identification of new targets in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and cancer with particular attention on drug resistance. Moreover, he is also involved in the screening and biological evaluation of newly synthesized compounds. He is author of more than 125 scientific paper in qualified peer review journals. His publications have received until now more than 5700 citations and H=32 is his Hirsch index. He currently serves as reviewer for many journal in the field of medicinal chemistry and pharmacology and he is Associate Editor of Biochemical Pharmacology and member of the Editorial Board of Cancer. He is also holder of Italian and European patents concerning the synthesis and biomedical application of new potential antitumoral molecules



Semiconductor-based Ultrawideband Micromanipulation of CAncer STEm Cells

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme FET OPEN Research and innovation under grant agreement N° 737164

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