Title of the conference at ISOPS18
Novel prospective for organoselenium compounds in medicinal chemistry
Prof. Claudio Santi received his PhD in 1996 under the supervision of Prof. Marcello Tiecco and in 1998 with a fellowship of the Swiss National Foundation spent a period as visiting Scientist in the group of prof Thomas With at the “Institute fur Organische Chemie” of Basel University. He has been invited as visiting professor in Jagiellonian University in Krakow (1997) School of Chemistry Cardiff University (1999) Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa (2013) Universitade Federal de Pelotas (2014) Unversidad Completense de Madrid (2016). In 2002 he becomes assistant professor and in 2005 aggregate professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Perugia. Since October 2013 he is associated professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Perugia and the 11/12/2013 he received the National Scientific Habilitation as Full Professor. Prof. Santi is a worldwide-recognized expert in organoselenium chemistry and on this field, he produced the first class of bench stable zinc selenates that some authors named after him “Santi’s Reagents” that are nowadays commercially available in the form of PhSeZnCl. In 2015-16 he developed the synthesis of new nitrogen containing diselenides and Ebselen like derivatives evaluating their biological activity as GPx-like and demonstrating, for the first time, their role as inhibitor of Ncp7 in the treatment of HIV. Prof. Santi has published more than 140 articles, review and bock chapters with an H-index of 30, Currently he leads the group of catalysis and Organic Green Chemistry at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Perugia’s University, he is the president of the international Network of research on Selenium Sulfur and redox Catalysis, he is in the advisory board of international conferences as ICCST (International Conference on Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium) and HALCHEM (Halogen Chemistry), and he is in the editorial board of several journals. In 2017 he was nominated as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry FRSC.