orcid ID 0000-0002-6212-5154
Current Position: Vera Muccilli, PhD, is Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania
Research activity and interest: Prof. Muccilli’s research group (LabCoNaBi, Laboratory of Bioactive Natural Compounds) activities are focused on:
1) Chemical and enzymatic modification of bioactive natural compounds, mainly polyphenols, and subsequent evaluation of their biological properties
2) Extraction, purification and spectroscopic characterization (by HPLC-UV, HPLC-ESI/MSMS and NMR) of natural polyphenols from biological matrices (medicinal and fruit plants, agricultural wastes, etc.).
3) Evaluation of the inhibition of metabolic enzymes for developing new drugs for treating type-2 diabetes and obesity.
Ongoing Research funding projects
PRIN 2017, Project No. 2017A95NC_003, Title: STOLEN MOLECULES – Stealing natural products from the depot and reselling them as new drug candidates.