Affiliation: Cardiff University, UK
Keywords: Medicinal chemistry, Bioinorganic, Supramolecular chemistry, Chemical probes, Organometallics, Gold compounds.
Angela Casini is Chair of Medicinal and Bioinorganic Chemistry at Cardiff University (UK). She completed her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Florence (Italy) in 2004, and, afterwards, moved to EPFL (Switzerland) as senior scientist funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 2011-2015 she has been assistant professor at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), holding a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship, before taking up her current position at Cardiff University. She was awarded the 2012 European Medal for Biological Inorganic Chemistry and the 2014 Early career investigator at the GRC Metals in Medicine “New Frontiers”. In 2014 she has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the “World’s most influential scientific minds” in the field of Pharmacology. Her research interests are in Medicinal Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. In these fields, she is author of ca. 170 publications and has an H index of 53. In particular, the study of the role of metal ions in biological systems and of the mechanisms of action of metal-based anticancer agents are active topics of her research program. Furthermore, novel applications for metal-based compounds/scaffolds are explored in various domains of chemical biology, bio-analytical chemistry and physiology. Since 2016 Prof. Casini is also Hans Fischer Senior Fellow of the prestigious Institute for Advanced Studies of the Technical University of Munich.