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Francesco Musiani

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

Francesco Musiani is Accociate Professo in General and Inorganic Chemistry. His research is carried out in bioinorganic, bioorganic, biological chemistry, and in chemistry of metals in the biological systems.

The research he carried out is basic science applied to the chemical and biophysical processes occurring in the environmental and human biosphere. The main goal is the modelling of the molecular structure of proteins and enzymes, in order to elucidate the structure-function relationships, the reciprocal influence of the metal ions and the protein matrix, and the interaction modes of the protein with substrates, inhibitors, and other biological substrates such as proteins and nucleic acids.

These goals are pursued using a wide spectrum of computational methods and biomolecular structural modeling. Among the used techniques there are: molecular dynamics, homology modelling, docking and quantum mechanics methods.

 

Formation

Master degree in Chemistry, organic chemistry major, at the University of Bologna (1998). Final evaluation: 107/110.

Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at the University of Florence (2003) under the supervision of Prof. Ivano Bertini and in collaboration with Prof. Stefano Ciurli at the University of Bologna.

Post-doctoral work from 2003 to 2006, from 2007 to 2012, and from 2014 to 2016 was done in collaboration with Prof. Stefano Ciurli (University of Bologna), from 2006 to 2007 in collaboration with Prof. Bruno Samorì (University of Bologna), and from 2012 to 2014 in collaboration with Prof. Cristian Micheletti (SISSA/ISAS, Trieste, Italy). From March 2012 to March 2013 Francesco Musiani was guest of Prof. Paolo Carloni at the German Research School for Simulation Sciences GmbH (Jülich, Germany).

 

Academic career

Since 2019, Francesco Musiani is Associate Professor in General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bologna.

From 2016 to 2019, Francesco Musiani was Fixed-term Senior Assistant Professor in General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bologna.

 

National Scientific Qualification (ASN, “Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale”)

He is eligible to Associate Professor position in the 03/B1 - principles of chemistry and inorganic systems; 05/E1 - general biochemistry and clinic biochemistry; and in the 07/E1 - agricultural chemistry, agricultural genetics and pedology sectors.

 

Teaching activities

Since 2019, Francesco Musiani is lecturer of the module 'Chemistry in solution' of the course 'Chemistry' in the single cylce degree/combined bachelor and master in Pharmacy of the Department of for Life Quality Studies of the University of Bologna.

Since 2017, Francesco Musiani is lecturer of the module 'Inorganic Chemistry' of the course 'Chemistry' in the BS degree course in Genomics of the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology of the University of Bologna.

Since 2017, Francesco Musiani is lecturer of the module 'Computational Methods' of the course 'Strutturistica Biomolecolare' in the Second cycle degree programmes in Molecular and industrial biotechnology of the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology of the University of Bologna.

Since 2016, Francesco Musiani is lecturer of the course 'Inorganic and General Chemistry' in the BS degree course in Biotechnologies of the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology of the University of Bologna.

Teaching assistant (“tutor”) at Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bologna (Italy) for the course of General and Inorganic Chemistry (academic years 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2014-2015) and Organic Chemistry (academic years 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011).

Teaching assistant at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano (Italy) for the course of General and Inorganic Chemistry (academic years 2011-2012 and 2014-2015).

Teaching assistant at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano (Italy) for the course of Organic Chemistry (academic year 2014-2015).

Supervisor in one Master degree thesis in Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Bologna.

Supervisor in two Bechelor degree theses in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna.

Co-supervisor in nine Master degree theses in Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Bologna.

Co-supervisor in one Ph.D. degree thesis in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Bologna.

 

Scientific activity

Francesco Musiani has authored more than 60 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and 8 book chapters.

 

Other information

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-7410-2016

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0200-1712

Scholar: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=33QPD4kAAAAJ&hl=it&oi=ao