BiographyCurriculum Vitae of Prof. Corrado Tringali
Prof. Corrado Tringali (Laurea in Chemistry, 10.07.73; 110/110 cum laude) is at present:
Full Professor in Organic Chemistry (Courses of Organic Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry and Physical Methods in Organic Chemistry) at the University of Catania;
Member of the Board of the International Doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Catania and teacher of a seminarial course in the same Doctorate.
Member of the Joint Committee for Education (Commissione Paritetica per la Didattica) of the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania
Tutor Counseling at the ‘Laurea magistrale in Chimica organica e Biorganica’, University of Catania.
Member of the Management Committee for the NMR Spectrometer at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania.
Coordinator of the Management Committee for the NMR Spectrometer at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania (2000 – 2013).
Chairman of the International PhD (Doctorate) Course in Chemistry at the University of Catania (Cycles XXII - XXIV);
Chairman of the Research Commission of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences in Catania (2011 – 2013).
Member of the Board of Directors in the National Consortium for the Chemistry of Bioorganic processes and Applications (as representative of the University of Catania).
His main research fields are:
chemo-enzymatic and biomimetic synthesis of analogues of bioactive natural products;
isolation and characterization of antitumor/antioxidant natural products from biomasses and food plants.
He has been trained in bioassay-guided purification methods at the laboratory of prof. K. Hostettmann (Ècole de Pharmacie - Lausanne University) as well as in modern NMR techniques at the laboratory of prof. E. Breitmaier (Institute für Organische Chemie und Biochemie - Bonn University).
In the frame of his research activity, he has carried out many interdisciplinary research studies based on national and international collaborations, among others, with Proff. K. Hostettmann (Lausanne), E. Breitmayer (Bonn), M.S.J. Simmonds (London), J.F. Verbist and C. Roussakis (Nantes), O. Soder (Karolinska Inst., Stockolm), E. Fattorusso (Naples), prof. N. Latruffe (Université de Bourgogne - France); at present he is carrying out collaborative projects with Prof. S. A. Rotenmberg (Queen’s College, New York, USA) A. Oskarsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden), Dr. H. Lin (National University of Singapore - Singapore), prof. D. Delmas (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France), prof. R. Riccio and prof. G. Bifulco (Università di Salerno, Italy).
He has lectured to Master courses in agricultural and oncology studies, namely:
a) Produzioni agrarie intensive per nuove esigenze di mercato’ (Proprietà salutistiche di alimenti mediterranei);
b) Progettazione e Diagnostica Molecolare in Oncologia (Composti ad attività antitumorale ispirati dalla Natura)
He has been invited to lectures in a number of National and International Symposia or Doctorate Schools.
He is author or co-author of more than 115 original papers on international journals, among them invited reviews and chapters for the books ‘"Modern methods of Plant Analysis, vol XII" (1991), ‘Current Topics in Phytochemistry, vol 4’ (2000), ‘Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, vol 28’ (2003) and ‘Targets in Heterocyclic Systems’ (2007).
He was invited by Taylor & Francis – CRC Press publishers as the Editor (and co-author) of the book Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources: Isolation, Structure Determination and Biological Properties. (2001). This volume has been considered a ‘best-seller’ and a Second Edition, with the subtitle Natural Products as Lead Compounds in Drug Discovery, has been published in 2012.
Prof. C. Tringali has received financial support from the POR FESR Sicilia 2007-2013 (project ‘Health and Life Sciences’), from the University of Catania, from CNR (Rome), from the ‘Regione Sicilia’ (Palermo) and from MIUR (Rome), this latter as Scientific Coordinator of Research Unit in various National Research Projects (PRIN) guided by Prof. E. Fattorusso (University of Naples) from 1998 to 2007 and by Prof. R. Riccio in the period 2009-2012. He has obtained financial support also from Pharmaceutical Industries (Wyeth-Lederle, Bausch & Lomb, BIONAP).
He is the Scientific Delegate of the Department of Chemical Sciences as part of the partnership with the Società Consortile ‘Chemical And Pharmaceutical Innovation Tank (CAPITANK) for the constitution of the Polo d’Innovazione Chimico-Farmaceutico POR FESR Abruzzo 2007-2013.
He is involved in research projects within the ‘Distretto Biomedico Sicilia’ as a researcher of the University of Catania, official partner of this District.
He has been consulted as evaluator for a position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore.
He is regularly consulted as referee by many international journals, including: Chemistry, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Tetrahedron Letters, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry Communications, Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, E-journal of Chemistry, Letters in Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, ChemMedChem, Journal of Natural Products, Natural Product Research, Natural Products Communications, Archiv der Pharmazie, Planta Medica, Steroids, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, LWT-Journal of Food Science and Technology, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, International Journal of Food Science & Technology, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Phytochemistry, Phytochemistry Reviews, Phytochemical Analysis, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, Journal of Chromatography B, Molecules, Marine Drugs.
He has been consulted as referee in the evaluation of the quality of research products by the CIRV (National Committee for Research Evaluation, Rome, Italy) and by the ANVUR (National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, Rome Italy)
He has been consulted as referee in the evaluation process of research projects to assign financial grants by the following national and international organizations:
o MIUR (Ministry of University and Research, Rome, Italy),
o Regione Piemonte (Italy),
o Regione Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
o Research Corporation (Tucson, Arizona, USA),
o Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
o Romanian National Council for Development and Innovation (Romania)
o Estonian Research Council (Estonia)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Prof. Corrado Tringali is a member of the Board of the International Doctorate Course in Chemistry and of the Joint Committee for Education (Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania). He has been trained at the laboratories of proff. K. Hostettmann (Lausanne) and E. Breitmaier (Bonn). He works on: a) chemo-enzymatic and biomimetic synthesis of analogues of bioactive natural products. b) isolation and characterization of polyphenols from plants. He has collaborations with: S. Rotenberg (USA), A. Oskarsson (Sweden), H. Lin (Singapore) and D. Delmas (France). He is author of 118 publications, including contribution to research books. He was invited by Taylor & Francis – CRC Press publishers as the Editor (and co-author) of the book Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources: Isolation, Structure Determination and Biological Properties. (2001), now edited as a Second Edition, with the subtitle Natural Products as Lead Compounds in Drug Discovery, (2012). He is regularly consulted as referee by international journals and by national and international Committees for evaluation of research projects.
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