In a collaboration with Istituto Superiore di Sanità and CNR, IRBM has published research that identified new molecules which block the transmission of the malaria parasite from an infected person to the mosquito, the first step in developing new drugs to eliminate this major infectious disease.
IRBM’s medicinal chemists are incredibly proud to have contributed 3 articles to a special issue of the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters in memory of Professor Maurizio Botta. Many of our chemistry team were former students of the professor and are therefore thrilled to be part of this tribute.
A visionary; Maurizio’s research covered antibiotics, antiviral, and antitumor agents, the total synthesis and structure determination of biologically active natural products and computational modelling. Today would have been his 70th birthday. He is very much missed by the medicinal chemistry community across the globe.