Professor Maria Paola Costi is a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Modena in Italy.
In the past 15 years she has been teaching 10 different subject within Analytical Chemistry, Medicinal chemistry and Drug Design in the Faculty of Pharmacy. She also taught at the School of Doctorate in Health Science, teaching topics related to System biology approaches to drug discovery, Chemical space sorting and Medicinal chemistry in parasitology.
Professor Costi is responsible for the Laboratory of Drug Discovery of Enzyme Inhibitors of the Department of Pharmaceutical Science at University of Modena. The most of her work is focused on drug development of compounds directed to the folate pathways in different organisms, in particular in the area of anticancers and antinfectives. Another fundamental field of research is on beta-lactamase inhibitors discovery.
Recently she become involved in translational research in drug discovery in ovarian cancer. She is the co-Founder and scientific board member of the European network for translational research in ovarian cance (EUTROC).
She is also active in the technological transfer field: she is the co-Founder of the research-based biotech Tyodck Pharma, a university spin-off company and and is scientific responsible of EU projects in the area.
Professor Costi has published over 180 scientific works including papers on international journals, congress presentations, books chapters and patents. She is an external reviewer for different National and International Agencies and Scientific Journals, grant award peer reviewer.
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