orcid ID 0000-0002-3640-2912
Current Position: Alberto Minassi, PhD, is associate professor of Organic Chemistry since 2015 at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Novara
Research activity and interest: Prof. Minassi research activity takes inspiration from natural products to solve problems in organic chemistry (new synthetic methodologies), cell biology (novel mechanisms of activity), and medicine (new drug leads). In particular his research activity is focused on the chemistry of biologically active natural products, and has developed according to two lines, methodologically distinct, but correlated as regards their themes: chemical modification, and total synthesis. The main research lines have regarded medium-size cyclic compounds, phorboids, cannabinoids, and secondary metabolites from edible plants and spices. He is co-founder of a company called PlantaChem, providing solutions in the fields of natural products synthesis and natural extracts analysis.
Ongoing Research funding’s projects
Natural products-assisted organic synthesis, 2022-2025, MUR