ERC Proof of Concept

ERC Proof of Concept Grants are designed to support ERC grantees who want to explore the commercial or societal application of the results of their funded research.

  Fabrizio Mancin – INSIGHT: New chemical detection methods based on NMR and nanoparticles (2012-2017)

Fabrizio Mancin is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences. He completed his Master degree (1995) and his PhD (2000) in Chemistry at the University of Padova; he was then postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto (2001-2002). He received a University of Padova Young Researchers Grant (2003), a University of Padova Research Grant (2004-2005), a research contract on the synthesis of nanoparticles for toxicity investigations from Veneto Nanotech (2008-2009). He also received an ERC Starting grant (MOSAIC: Patterning the surface of monolayer-protected nanoparticles to obtain intelligent nanodevices) in 2010 and an ERC Proof of Concept grant (INSIGHT: New chemical detection methods based on NMR and nanoparticles) in 2014. In 2014, he was awarded with the Research Prize for Molecular Interactions by the Italian Chemical Society (SCI). 
His research interest is focused on supramolecular and nanochemistry, with particular interest in the exploitation of self-organization as strategy to design and realize chemical systems capable to perform complex functions. These include catalysis of hydrolytic reactions (in particular artificial metallonucleases), fluorescence and NMR-based chemosensors, and biomedical applications. He is co-author of about 75 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 5 book chapters and two patent applications. His current h-index is 28.

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