ICOS-20, 20th International Conference on Organic Synthesis
Friday, 20 October 2017
Girolamo Cirrincione


CirrincioneProf. Girolamo Cirrincione

He graduated in chemistry from the University of Palermo. After completing one year of military service, he did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Medicinal Chemistry Department of the University of Palermo from May 1975 to March 1976; from April 1976 to October 1981, he was a research fellow and from November 1981 to October 1994 an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the same institution. Since November 1994, he has been a full professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Palermo. He has obtained CNR-NATO Fellowships (September 1982–May 1983, July–August 1986, July–September 1989) and British Council Fellowship (August 1984), from the School of Chemical Sciences of the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). He has served as the director of the Istituto Farmacochimico (March 1995–June 1999) and director of the Dipartimento Farmacochimico Toss. Biol. (July 1999–December 2004 and July 2005–Dec. 2010). He is responsible for ERASMUS exchanges of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Palermo; for the research sector ‘Synthetic Analogues of Natural Structure of Biological Interest’ of the ICTPN-CNR in a scientific capacity (January 1994–December 1998). He was Coordinator of the PhD course in Medicinal Chemistry (May 2009–October 2013). He was Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy (November 2010–December 2013) He is member of the Drug Discovery Committee of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, the Societa` Chimica Italiana, and the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (which he has also served in the capacity of vice-president for the period 2004–05). He is President of the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the Società Chimica Italiana (January 2013–December 2015) He is a scientific editor of the journal ARKIVOC. The research activity is devoted to the design, synthesis, reactivity studies, biological evaluation and SAR studies of nitrogen heterocyclic systems of pharmaceutical interest.