- Born in Portogruaro (VE) November 1, 1963. - 1988 Degree in Chemistry (Trieste). - 1992 PhD in Chemical Sciences (Ferrara/Venice/Trieste). - 1992-1993 Synchrotron Trieste ScpA grant, stages University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Prof. H. Burzlaf and synchrotron DESY-Hamburg, Orsay-Paris and ESRF-Grenoble. - 1994 Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry (Ancona). - 1996 Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry (Trieste). - 1998 Academic Visitor University of Oxford (England) Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics Department of Biochemistry, Prof. Dame Louise Johnson. - 2002 Associate Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry (Trieste). - 2011 Member of the Commission responsible for drafting the new UniTS Statute - 2012 member of the Administrative Council of the University College for Sciences “L. Fonda” - 2012 Director of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences - 2012 Member of the Academic Senate of UniTS S. Geremia coordinates the Center of Excellence in Biocrystallography (CEB) and he is member of the board of the Center for Molecular Medicine (CIMM) and member of the Doctorate School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical. Sciences and Technologies. He is principal local investigator of a PRIN2009 project and is involved in various research projects: FIRB, AIRC, etc. .. He was supervisor of 6 PhD thesis and several Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis. He serves as a referee of several international journals and valuator of research projects: PRIN CIVR. He is co-author of about 140 works published in refereed international journals awith high impact factor (H-index = 33). He has extensive experience in crystallography and his research is focused on structural studies on supramolecular and protein systems. He performed his experiments using synchrotron radiation at various laboratories: SRS (Daresbury, UK), LURE (Orsay, F), ESRF (Grenoble, F), HASYLAB (Hamburg, D), Elettra (Trieste, I).
Silvano Geremia studied chemistry at University of Trieste, where he received his B.S. degree in 1988 and his Ph.D. degree in 1991 (University consortium Trieste-Venice-Ferrara). He was postdoctoral Fellow at Elettra Synchrotron Trieste, Italy and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1992-1993. In 1994 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Ancona. In 1996 he moved to University of Trieste as Assistant Professor. Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford, UK in 1998. He was appointed Associate Professor in 2002 at University of Trieste where is Head of Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutichal Sciences from 2012 and Coordinator of the Centre of Excellence in Biocrystallography (CEB). He is member of the Academic Senate of Trieste University and member of the Administrative Council of the “Collegio Universitario L. Fonda”. Habilitation in 2013 as Full Professor in 03/B1 class according to the Italian National Scientific Habilitation Procedure. He teaches general chemistry, biocrystallography and structural biology for undergraduate chemistry students. He was supervisor of 6 PhD thesis and several Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis. He coauthored about 160 papers, published in renowned international journals with high impact factor (h-index=36). He serves as a referee of several international journals and valuator of research projects. He has an extensive experience in crystallography and his research is focused on structural studies on supramolecular and protein systems. He has performed experiments using synchrotron radiation at various laboratories: SRS (Daresbury, UK), LURE (Orsay, F), ESRF (Grenoble, F), HASYLAB (Hamburg, D), Elettra (Trieste, I). Recent major achievements include: a general exit strategy of cytochromes c in electron transfer complexes (IUBMB life 2015); selectivity assessment in host–guest complexes from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data (CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 10987); selective amine recognition driven by Host–Guest proton transfer and salt bridge formation (JOC, 2012, 77, 9668); highly selective chemical vapor sensing by molecular recognition: specific detection of C1–C4 alcohols with a fluorescent phosphonate cavitand (Angew. Chem. 2011, 123, 4750); nanoporous crystals of calixarene/porphyrin supramolecular complex functionalized by diffusion and coordination of metal ions (JACS, 2009, 131, 2487); structure characterization of host-guest driven self-assembly of supramolecular polymers (Angew. Chem., 2008, 47, 4504); characterization of a polyoxometalate embedding of a tetraruthenium(IV)-oxo-core an high efficent oxygen-evolving catalyst (JACS, 2008, 130, 5006); structure characterization of a nanoporous material showing tuneable spin-crossover behaviour near room temperature (Advanced Material, 2007, 19, 1397); structure determination of the first vitamin B12 transporting protein (PNAS, 2006, 103, 4386) and rational design of a B12 bioconjugate that release toxic gadolinum ions to tumour cells (Chemistry, 2009, 15, 7980); drug discovery by biocrystallography (ChemMedChem, 2006, 1, 186); simulation of diffusion time of small molecules in protein crystals (Structure, 2006, 14, 393); response of a designed metalloprotein to changes in metal ion coordination, exogenous ligands, and active site volume (JACS, 2005, 127, 17266) analysis and design of turns in alpha-helical hairpins (JMB, 2005, 346, 1441); structure determination of one of the largest supramolecular cages (JACS, 2004, 116, 6516); first X-ray structure of a miniaturized heme protein (JBIC, 2004, 9, 1017); detection of a novel sliding helix mechanism in de-novo designed metalloproteins (Angew. Chem. 2003, 42, 417); X-ray characterization of a molecular capsule based on ionic interactions (JACS, 2003, 125, 9946); characterization of dynamic materials through metal-directed and solvent-driven self-assembly of cavitands (Angew Chem 2003 42 1344); evidence of the relationship between hydrogen-bonding network and reduction potential in c-type cytochromes (FEBS Let., 2002, 516, 285); enzymatic catalysis in protein crystals (JMB, 2002, 322, 413); X-ray characterization of calixarene-porphyrin supramolecular complexes with pH-dependent stoichiometry (Angew. Chem, 2001, 40, 4245); structure characterization of an artificial catalytically active helix bundle (JACS, 2001, 123, 12749); the first X-ray structure of a de-novo design protein with for helix motif (PNAS 2000, 97, 6298); structure characterization of metal-porphyrin supramolecular systems (Angew. Chem 2000 39 1096); answer to phosphorylase recognition and phosphorolysis of its oligosaccharide substrate (EMBO J., 1999, 18, 4619). He is in involved in numerous collaborations including: Prof. R. Purrello of Catania University, Prof. M.F. Parisi of the Messina University and Prof. E. Dalcanale, Dipartimento di Chimica Organica ed Industriale of Parma University. He has cooperated also with: Prof. D.N. Reinhoudt, Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemistry and Technology, Mesa + Research Institute of University of Twente NL, for the characterization of nanocapsule based on ionic interactions for storage and delivery of small molecules; with Prof. W. F. DeGrado, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania U.S.A., for structural studies on de-novo metalloproteins with 4-helix bundle motif; with Prof. L. N. Johnson, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford, for biocrystallographic studies on Phosphorylase enzymes.