Scientific Symposium at UniSi aims at providing participants from both Academia and Industry with some of the most recent advances in the field of chemical and biological sciences through a multi- and trans-disciplinary approach.

In the II Edition, scheduled for July 21st 2022, the program is focused on Protein-Protein Interactions (PPIs), a huge and complex network of intermolecular relations essential for the execution and regulation of most of the biological processes in all organisms. PPIs can modify the kinetic properties or the substrate specificity of enzymes, but also allow the substrate channelling in several metabolic enzymes and the formation of the new binding site for small effector molecules. PPIs establishment is a common mechanism to inactivate or activate a protein at either the upstream or downstream level, playing a pivotal role in almost all cellular processes and classifying them as attractive targets for drug discovery. Therefore, the modulation of PPIs through molecules acting as disruptors or stabilisers is a promising strategy for the treatment of various human diseases.

ScienceS@Si will start at 2.30 pm (GTM+2) on July 21st as a virtual event. Registration needed. During this time, five eminent scientists will share their latest and innovative research on this subject.

Our Symposium is directed to a heterogeneous audience of graduated and post-graduate students, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, and experienced scientists working in the field of medicinal and organic chemistry, (micro)biology, pharmacology, computational and analytical (bio)chemistry, and other scientific disciplines.

Prof Agnese Magnani
Prof Annalisa Santucci
Prof Lorenza Trabalzini
Prof Maurizio Taddei
Prof Elena Petricci
Prof Fabrizio Manetti
Prof Jack Chen
Dr Samuele Maramai
Dr Giusy Tassone
Dr Ilaria D’Agostino
Dr Alfonso Trezza

Dr Samuele Maramai (University of Siena)
Dr Giusy Tassone (University of Siena)

Dr Alfonso Trezza (University of Siena)
Dr Ilaria D’Agostino (G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara)