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Luca Prodi

Full Professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Chemistry

Short Bio

Luca Prodi is Professor of General Chemistry at the University of Bologna. His research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of luminescent sensors and labels and on the design of biosensors for the detection of pathogens. On the latter theme he coordinates a European project, ECLIPSE ( funded for 3.1 M € within the framework program Horizon Europe. He is the inventor of several patents both in the field of biosensors, also for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, and of synthesis of silica nanoparticles. His research activity is documented by more than 230 articles in international journals (index h = 65).

In 2003 he was one of the founders of a company active in the field of markers for genomics and proteomics and in 2012 of Personal Genomics, a company spin off of the University of Bologna and Verona active in the field of personalized genomics.

He was Director of the Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician" for three years (2015-2018).

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Office hours

The consulting hours for the General Chemistry Module during the first semester are scheduled at every Thursday from 12.30 to 13.30, except for changes published in the “Latest news” section.

During the second semester, the consulting hours are published in the “Latest news” section; in any case, they can always be scheduled by appointment.

For the Nanomedicine course, consulting hours can be scheduled by appointment.

I suggest – before coming – to consult the “Latest news” section of my web page to check that there are no specific impediments for the chosen date.

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