Prof. Dr. Adriano D. Andricopulo

24Adriano Defini Andricopulo

Associate professor at the Physics Institute of São Carlos (IFSC) of the University of São Paulo (USP). He received his PhD in organic/medicinal chemistry from the Federal University of Santa Catarina and the University of Michigan in 1999, and he has had postdoctoral experience in medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan. His research is focused on medicinal chemistry and its application to drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases and cancer. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and 13 book chapters. He was the vice-chair and chair of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ). He is an Affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and a CNPq research fellow – 1C level. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the “Young Talents in Science – The International Year of Chemistry 2011” from the American Chemical Society and the Brazilian Chemical Society. Currently, he is secretary general of the Brazilian Chemical Society, and will become President-Elect for a two years term from May 2012. He is also coordinator of the World Health Organization Medicinal Chemistry Reference Center for Chagas Disease, vice-director of the National Institute of Structural Biotechnology and Medicinal Chemistry in Infectious Diseases, and a member of the editorial board for several scientific journals.