ERC: Fabrizio Mancin

Doc Project: INSIGHT - New chemical detection methods based on NMR and nanoparticles (2012-2017)

Fabrizio Mancin


ERC Grantee: Fabrizio Mancin

Department: Chemical Sciences

Total Contribution: Euro 150.000,00

Project Duration in months: 12

Start Date: 01/01/2015
End Date: 30/06/2016

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Fabrizio Mancin received his Master (Laurea) Degree in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2000 both at the University of Padua, working in the group of prof. Umberto Tonellato. In 1999 he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry by the University of Padua. In 2001-2002 he was post-doc fellow at the University of Toronto, in the group of Jik Chin. In 2016 was appointed as Full Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Padua.

In 2014 he was awarded with the “Research Prize for Molecular Interactions” from the Italian Chemical Society (SCI). From 2016 to 2018 he was member of National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) 03/C1 (Organic Chemistry) panel. In 2021 he was member of the FWO/F.R.S.-FNRS Excellence of Science Grants final panel.

Besides research grants from the University of Padua and Veneto Nanotech, he received an ERC Starting Grant (Consolidator section) in 2010, an ERC Proof of Concept Grant in 2015, a Cariparo Foundation Excellent Research Grant in 2019 and an AIRC Foundation Investigator Grant in 2020.

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 span from catalysis of hydrolytic reactions (in particular artificial metallonucleases), to fluorescence and NMR-based chemosensors, and biomedical applications, including targeted drug delivery and the study of nano-bio interactions.

He is co-author of about 130 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 6 book chapters and two patents.