Valeria Costantino


Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Valeria Costantino

orcid ID 0000-0001-8723-9505

Current Position: Valeria Costantino, PhD, is associate professor of Organic Chemistry since 2004 at the University of Naples “Federico II”

Research activity and interest: Dr. Costantino’s research (TheBlueChemistryLab) group focuses its activity on exploring the unique biodiversity of natural products from marine sponges and cyanobacteria as lead compounds for pharmacological applications. More recently, the group has applied the chemical knowledge to explore the QQ and the QS system in bacteria symbiotic with sponges with the goal to design novel leads in antibacterial drug discovery in collaboration with the group of Dr. L. Steindler (University of Haifa). This well consolidated interdisciplinary works led to 8 joint papers (2016-2020) on peer-review journals and one review paper. In addition, Dr. Costantino was invited to write a book chapter (The Chemical Language of Gram-negative Bacteria. Elsevier, London. 2019).

Ongoing Research funding’s projects

ARPAC-Regional environment Agency- Research contract agreement, years 2017, 2018, 2019 to monitor the presence of cyanobacteria along Campania costal and internal water bodies.

ALIMINTEGRA, 2019-2021, Regione Basilicata.