Claudia Bello is professor of bioorganic chemistry and member of the Interdepartmental Research Unit of Peptide and Protein Chemistry and Biology (Peptlab). She joined the Department of Chemistry of the University of Florence in 2017 as Assistant Professor - Montalcini Program for young researchers- moving back to Italy after a long period abroad.
After graduating with honours at the University of Basilicata (2003) and obtining a "Master di II livello" in Drugs Design and Development at the University of Pavia (one year specialization course including an internship at CarboGen AG, a pharmaceutical company in Aarau, Switzerland), she performed a PhD in chemistry and chemical engineering (2005-2009) under the supervision of Prof P. Vogel at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, title of the thesis “Search for new anti-cancer heterocyclic compounds”. In 2009 she received an Innogrant from the Vice-Precidency for Innovation of the EPFL, which supports innovative projects with startup potential. During this year she continued her research at EPFL and obtained expert training in entrepreneurship and technology transfer.
In 2010 she was awarded an A. von Humboldt foundation fellowship for postdoctoral researchers and joined the group of Prof C. F. W. Becker at TUM, Munich, Germany (her second host was Dr A.-C. Gavin at the EMBL-Heidelberg). Subsequently, she obtained a six years position as Senior Researcher at the University of Vienna (Austria). During these years she developed strong expertise in chemical and semisynthesis strategies for the preparation, purification and characterization of peptides and proteins specifically modified with sugars.
University of Florence,
Department of Chemistry "Ugo Schiff",
via della Lastruccia 13, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze)
T. +39 055 457 3525