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 Giulio Nannetti

Giulio Nannetti

Lecturer

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Email
nannettig@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4485
Campuses
Room 1.73, Adeilad Redwood , Rhodfa'r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3NB
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I am currently a Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Cardiff University, under the Darlithwyr Disglair (Brilliant Lecturers) development scheme.

I joined Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018 when I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to carry out a project to develop new antiviral drugs for the treatment of dengue virus infection.

My primary research interest focuses on the application of a multidisciplinary approach for the identification and characterisation of new antiviral agents to treat major virus infections. I am particularly interested in developing new antiviral strategies based on the disruption of crucial viral protein-protein interactions to fight viral pathogens.

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In 2010, I received a Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnologies at the University of Siena (Italy). After that, I moved to the University of Padua (Italy) to join the laboratory of Prof. A. Loregian and Prof. G. Palù for a PhD in Biomedicine. While in this position, I was involved in a project focused on the development of anti-influenza compounds targeting the protein-protein interactions of the viral polymerase subunits. After concluding my PhD studies, I conducted some follow-up research at the University of Padua as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, where I mainly identified and characterised new antiviral agents against influenza virus. In 2018, I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and I joined the laboratory of Prof. A. Brancale at Cardiff University to carry out a project which aims to develop new antiviral drugs for the treatment of dengue virus infection. In May 2020, I took the position as a Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Cardiff University under the Darlithwyr Disglair/Brilliant Lecturers development scheme.

Career profile

    • May 2020 - Oct. 2021 - Lecturer – Darlithwyr Disglair Scheme (Teaching & Research),  School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University
    • May 2018 - Apr. 2020 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow (MSC-IF 2017) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University
    • Feb. 2014 - Apr. 2018 - Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua (Italy)
    • Jan. 2011 - Jan. 2014 - PhD student in Biomedicine, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua (Italy)
    • Sep. 2008 - Oct. 2010 - Trainee - Master’s degree thesis in Medical Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Siena (Italy)
    • Mar. 2008 - Sep. 2008 - Trainee - Bachelor’s degree thesis in Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Siena (Italy)

    Education

    • 2014 - PhD in Biomedicine, University of Padova; Padova, Italy.
    • 2011 - National authorization to practice as a biologist, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
    • 2010 - Master's degree in medical Biotechnology with full marks, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
    • 2008 - Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology with full marks, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

    Aelodaethau proffesiynol

    • 2015 - ongoing - Member of ISAR (International Society for Antiviral Research)
    • 2013 - ongoing - Member of ESV (European Society for Virology)
    • 2011 - ongoing - Member of SIV - ISV (Italian Society of Virology).

    Pwyllgorau ac adolygu

    • 2020 - ongoing Reviewer Board Member of Life.
    • 2017 - ongoing - Ad Hoc Reviewer for The Journal of Infectious Diseases; International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Antiviral Research; Chemical Biology & Drug Design; Scientific Reports; Life and Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy.

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    Contribution to MPharm modules:

    • PH3101 Optimisation of drug design
    • PH3110 Optimisation of pharmaceutical care
    • PH4116 Pharmacy Research Project

    My research interests have always been focused in the area of virology and antiviral drug discovery.

    I am currently involved in a multidisciplinary project to develop innovative antiviral compounds against the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne viral pathogen that can cause a severe and potentially fatal disease in humans. This project, entitled “FINDER”, has recently been funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSC-IF 2017, grant no. 798105). FINDER aims to develop anti-dengue inhibitors able to disrupt protein-protein interactions between viral proteins, which are essential for the virus life cycle. This research is carried out at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Brancale, in partnership with the lab of Prof. Arianna Loregian at the University of Padua (Italy). To know more about this research, please visit CORDIS (EU research results).

    Previously, I was involved in a variety of antiviral drug discovery researches, in particular in projects to identify anti-influenza inhibitors that act by disrupting subunit interactions of the viral polymerase. In addition, I also developed some new analytical methods for the quantification of antimicrobial drugs in samples of human plasma.

    You can find out more about me and my previous research studies on my personal LinkedIn webpage.

    Supervision

    Goruchwyliaeth gyfredol

    Nicolo Santi

    Nicolo Santi

    Research student