Studies and professional experiences


(a) Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry in Florence from December 2011.


(b) From September 2000 to December 2011, I was Researcher at the same department.


(c) CNR fellowship and Post-doctoral studies at the Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Florence (Italy) from 1995 to 2000. Subject: New synthetic methodologies for chiral heterocycles and enzyme inhibitors.


(d) Ph.D. studies in Chemical Science from 1991 to 1994 at the Department of OrganicChemistry, University of Florence (Italy) with Prof. A. Guarna, and at the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto (Canada) with Prof. J. B. Jones. Subject: Synthesis of chiral heterocycles and protease inhibitors.


(e) Degree in Chemistry on 13/11/89 at the University of Florence. Subject: Synthesis of heterocycles by rearrangement ofisoxazolino-5-spirocyclopropanes.







- CINMPIS award for the “Innovation in Organic Synthesis” for the year 2006.



- Tetrahedron: Asymmetry Most Cited Paper 2004-2007 award. The paper is: Dina Scarpi, Fabrizio Lo Galbo, Ernesto G. Occhiato and Antonio Guarna. Enantioselective Addition of Diethylzinc to Aldehydes using 1,4-Aminoalcohols as Chiral Ligands. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2004, vol. 15, 1319-1324.