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FERNANDO FORMAGGIO achieved the "Laurea degree" (Master) in Chemistry at the University of Padova in 1985. After serving in the Italian army, he was research fellow at the University of Louisville (Ky, USA) for about two years. He was then high-school teacher of chemistry until April 1990, when he was appointed as research associate at the University of Padova, and later associate professor (2000) and professor (2006).
In 1992 he worked 5 weeks at DSM Research (The Netherlands) to synthesize optically pure quaternary alpha-amino acids, by exploiting a DSM chemo-enzymatic approach.
In 1996 he was awarded the “A. Mion” prize from the University of Padova.
He became associate professor in 2000 and full professor in 2006 at the University of Padova.

He has been teaching organic chemistry in many Faculties of the University of Padova. He was thesis supervisor of numerous Bachelor, Master and PhD students.

- 2008: Chair of the examination committee for Italian professional chemists.
- 2008-2011: Director of a master course in chemistry for high school teachers.
- 2003-2008: Member of the Executive Board of the "Chemistry of biological systems" Division of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI).
- 2011-2013: President of the regional section (Veneto-Trentino Alto Adige) of SCI.
- 2015-present: Chair of the steering committee of the Bachelor and Master degrees in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Padova.

Member of judging committees for the:
- final examination of Italian (Padova, Firenze, Bologna, Milano) and foreign (Strasbourg, France; Trømso, Norway; Leuven, Belgium) Ph.D. students;
- assignment of research grants and fellowships at the University of Padova;
- assignment of the HDR (habilitation à diriger des researches) title to a French Researcher (University of Versailles, France, 2008);
- evaluation of the activity of Italian Associate Professors after their three-year initial term;
- appointment of Italian University Researcher positions;
- assignment of Italian University Professor positions.

His main interests focus on the exploitation of peptides for applications in spectroscopy, biology and bio-organic chemistry. He is co-author of 6 chapters of books, 3 patents and more than 350 research papers published in ISI journals.
Besides participating in numerous funded research projects, he was:
- local scientific coordinator of research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Research (PRIN-2004, 2010-2011, 2015, 2020);
- director of a Ph.D. project sponsored by the French-Italian University (VINCI 2005);
- principal investigator of a research project (PRAT-2007, CPDA077358) funded by the University of Padova;
- Italian member (with Claudia Tomasini, University of Bologna) of a COST action (D12/0017/98, 2009-2013);
- Italian coordinator of an exchange project sponsored in the frame of the scientific and technological co-operation between Italy and Romania (2013 – 2014);
- principal investigator of the joint research project (Uni-Impresa 2019) between the University of Padova and Fresenius Kabi iPSUM – Italy.