Prof. Antimo Gioiello

Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche

Università degli Studi di Perugia


Antimo Gioiello is Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Perugia (Italy). After studying organic synthesis at the Department of Chemistry (University of Perugia), he obtained his PhD in medicinal chemistry with Professor Roberto Pellicciari. Recently, he was acknowledged as Full Professor in the framework of the national scientific habilitation process (ASN). He was visiting scientist at the University of Western Brittany (UBO, France), University of Vienna (Austria) and Glaxo Smith Kline (UK). Antimo Gioiello has led several academic and industrial collaborations and his work experience spans various stages of early drug discovery in the area of liver and metabolic diseases. The main research interests of Antimo Gioiello and his group include the design, synthesis and characterization of biologically active compounds and the development of chemical probes for understudied biological targets. To these aims, enabling chemical technologies as flow chemistry and automation are employed to assist and realize complex syntheses, to set-up and optimize new processing methods for lead compound development, and to expedite hit-to-lead explorations and lead optimization. He is also a co-founder of TES Pharma, a research-based biopharmaceutical company focussed on delivering first in class preclinical candidates for novel therapeutic targets. Antimo Gioiello has co-authored several scientific papers published in international peer-review journals, and holds patents in process chemistry and bile acid receptor field.

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