Maria Laura Bolognesi
is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Coordinator of the Biotechnological, Biocomputational, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences PhD Program at the University of Bologna. She also serves as Rector Delegate for International Relations to Latin America. Her research is concerned with the design, synthesis, and biological investigation of small molecules in the neurodegenerative and neglected tropical disease therapeutic areas. She has a track record of more than 150 publications in high-ranked scientific journals, including patents and patent applications, and numerous invited talks worldwide. She was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Professor Fellowship at the Complutense University of Madrid in 2009, a PVE Fellowship at the University of Brasilia in 2014 and Professeur Invité at Université Caen Normandie in 2018. She is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
and serves in the Advisory Board of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry.
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