Paolo Rovero

Founder and Full Professor 

Affiliation: University of Florence, Medical School, Department of NEUROFARBA, Interdepartmental Research Unit of Peptide and Protein Chemistry and Biology

Short Biography:

Paolo Rovero is professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical biotechnology at the Medical School of the University of Florence. Since 1985, his research interests are related to the design, synthesis, conformational analysis and biological characterization of peptides of pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, and biotechnological interest. After specializing in peptide science in Sherbrooke, Canada (1985-86), his career began in the pharmaceutical industry (Menarini Pharmaceuticals, Florence, Italy, 1986-1991) and then continued in different academic settings (National Research Council, Pisa, 1991-1998; University of Salerno, 1998-2003; University of Florence, since 2003).

Strongly involved in technology transfer, in 2003 founded the first academic spin-off company of the University of Florence, EspiKem Srl, currently involved in the development of peptide active ingredients of cosmeceutical interest. He is coauthor of more than 230 scientific publications on international journals and of 20 patents of pharmaceutical relevance.


Curriculum Vitae



University of Florence,

Medical School, Department of NEUROFARBA,

via Ugo Schiff 6, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze)


T. +39 055 457 3724


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