Professor Angela Casini
Angela Casini is Chair of Medicinal and Bioinorganic Chemistry at Cardiff University. She completed her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Florence (Italy) in 2004, and, afterwards, was post doc fellow at the University of Pisa (Dulbecco Telethon Institute) and at the University of Florence, funded by the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC). In 2008, she moved to EPFL (Switzerland) as senior scientist funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 2011-2015 she has been assistant professor at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), holding a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship, before taking up her current position at Cardiff University. Among various recognitions, she was awarded the 2012 European Medal for Biological Inorganic Chemistry and in 2014 she has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the “World’s most influential scientific minds” in the field of Pharmacology. Her research interests are in Bioinorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. In these fields, she is author of more than 170 publications and has an H index of 53. In particular, the study of the role of metal ions in biological systems and of the mechanisms of action of metal-based anticancer agents are active topics of her research program. Furthermore, novel applications for metal-based compounds/entities, including supramolecular coordination complexes, are explored in various domains of chemical biology, bio-analytical chemistry and physiology. Since 2016 Prof. Casini is also Hans Fischer Senior Fellow of the prestigious Institute for Advanced Studies of the Technical University of Munich (IAS-TUM).
Honours and Awards
- 2016: Member of the Board of the Young Academy of Europe and new Chair of the Selection Committee
- 2016: Elected Chair of the GRC “Metals in Medicine” 2020, Andover US
- 2016: Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Technical University of Munich
- 2016: August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship at the Technical University of Munich
- 2016: “Honorary Fellow” of the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study of the Technical University of Munich
- 2014: Listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the “World’s most influential scientific minds of 2014” in the field of Pharmacology
- 2014: Early career investigator in GRC Metals in Medicine “New Frontiers”, Andover, 22-27 June
- 2012: European Medal for Biological Inorganic Chemistry (EUROBIC11 award -11th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference), Granada, Spain
- 2016: International Scholar at Colorado State University
- 2013 & 2014: Technische Universität München (TUM)
- 2013: University of Burgundy
- 2013 & 2014: University of Sassari
Member of Scientific Advisory Boards
- Since 2017 Member of the Editorial Advisory board of the ACS Inorganic Chemistry.
- Since 2016 Member of the Editorial Advisory board of the J. Biol. Inorg. Chem.
- Since 2014 Member of the Editorial board of the J. Inorg. Biochem.
- Since 2016 Member of the Pre-New Agents Committee (PRE-NAC) Committee – Cancer Research UK Cardiff Centre