Docenti di ruolo di Ia fascia
Qualifica (ricerca)
Professori Ordinari
Area Ministeriale
AREA MIN. 05 - Scienze biologiche
Macro-settore concorsuale
Settore SSD
Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica

SERGIO PAOLETTI Professor Sergio Paoletti was appointed Full Professor of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sassari (1994). From 1995 he has been Full Professor of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine in Trieste, where he chaired the Curriculum Sub-Faculty of Medical Biotechnology. He is presently in the staff of the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Trieste. He was a member of the Board of the University of Trieste (2006-2009), and was appointed as Vice-Rector (September 2009- May 2013) and acting Rector (May-July 2013) of that University. On Aprile 26, 2017, he has been appointed as President of AREA Science Park, an Italian National Research Agengy focussed on innovation. On May 31, 2013, he was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim. On October 13th, 2014, he was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, starting January 1st, 2015. Professor Sergio Paoletti was "Post-Doc" at the Department of Physical Chemistry of the State University of Leyden (the Netherlands), "Visiting Scientist" at the Institute of Marine Biochemistry of the Norwegian National Polytechnic (NTH), Trondheim, now the University of Trondheim (Norway), "Visiting Professor" at the Department of Chemistry of the Brooklyn Polytechnic, now the Polytechnic University of New York (U.S.A.). He has been delegate of the University of Trieste in the Board of AREA Science Park, the first research park in Italy, and of the Board of Directors of the Italian Consortium for Biotechnology, CIB. He has been dean of the graduate course in Biotechnology and Master Degree in Medical Biotechnology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Trieste. He has been scientific coordinator of grants and funding from several Italian and International Agencies and industries (Italian Ministry of University and Research, MIUR: PRIN, FIST, Applied Research Fund (L.46 and L.297); NATO; applied research funding scheme of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia. He has been responsible of European projects in FP6 (NAPOLY (STREP) and NEWBONE (IP), Group Leader) and of FP7 (ANASTOMOSEAL (IP), Coordinator). He has been leading research projects funded by Industries: FIDIA and FAB (Abano Terme), Bracco Imaging (Milan), Sintofarm (Guastalla), FBC (Trieste), Sigea (Trieste), Jointherapeutics (Como). He has been an expert of the Commission of the European Communities (COST 48: Polysaccharides from seaweeds). He is member of several scientific Societies, either Italian or International ones, and Co-Organizer of Workshops and Congresses in Italy and abroad. From February 2015 until June 2017, Professor Paoletti was member of the Board of Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (the company managing the synchrotron light source Elettra and the free electron laser FERMI), in Trieste, having been appointed by the Government of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia. He has been former member of the Scientific Council of Porto Conte Ricerche scrl (Sassari, Italy) and the Consortium for Molecular Biomedicine of Trieste (CBM). He has been director of "Life Learning Center" in Trieste, advanced teaching laboratory in the field of life sciences. He has been general secretary of the International Council of Human Duties (Chairman: Prof. Rita Levi Montalcini). Professor Paoletti's main fields of interest are: • the study of the correlation between structure, interactions and functions of biopolymers (mainly polysaccharides) and related model systems, • the study of the technological, biotechnological and biomedical applications of natural and modified biopolymers, and of biomaterials, • the investigation of the enzymatic synthesis of biologically active oligosaccharides. Professor Paoletti is the Author or the Co-author of more than 200 papers on peer-reviewed international journals, and 8 patent families.

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