Francesco  Marchetti

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Francesco graduated cum laude in organic and macromolecular chemistry from the University of Trieste in 2004. His research project thesis involved a final year industrial placement in the Polymer Conjugation Group of Eurand S.p.A. at Padriciano, which was focused on the design and synthesis of new beta-glucan conjugate systems to enhance anticancer drug delivery and bioavailability. He joined for his PhD studies the medicinal chemistry group of Prof. Roger Griffin at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research in Newcastle upon Tyne. His research was supported by a four-year scholarship provided by Cancer Research UK and centred on the design and synthesis of novel cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors as antitumour agents based on a 4-alkoxypyrimidine pharmacophore.

Francesco is now a postdoctoral research, and is supported through an EPSRC grant held by Professor Adam Nelson, Dr Paul Ko Ferrigno and Dr Stuart Warriner.  His project concerns the synthesis and screening of sketally-diverse natural product-like macrocycles.

Publications with Professor Nelson:

95 Mark  Dow , Francesco  Marchetti and Adam  Nelson , "Diversity-oriented synthesis of natural product-like libraries", Diversity-oriented synthesis, ed. A. Trabocchi 2013, , chapter 9, pp 291-323
Keywords: "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

89 Mark  Dow , Martin  Fisher , Tom   James , Francesco  Marchetti and Adam  Nelson , "Towards the systematic exploration of chemical space", Org. Biol. Chem. 2012, , in press
Keywords: "Chemical Genetics" "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

Research areas

Chemical Genetics

Diversity-oriented synthesis