Roberto PURRELLOProfessor of [CHIM/03]
Phone: +39 095 738 5118
Roberto Purrello (b. April 12 1956) is Full Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences of Catania University. He received his Laurea Degree in 1979 (summa cum laude) and in 1983 he started his academic career in Catania as Assistant Professor. In 1988 he received a travel grant from CNR and joined Tom Spiro’s group at the Department of Chemistry of Princeton University to work on UV-Resonance Raman of nucleic acids and proteins. From 1989 to 1990 he was appointed as Research Assistant in Princeton and in 1991 he was appointed as Associate Professor in Catania. From 1992 to 2000 he visited the Department of Chemistry of the Swarthmore College (PA, USA) for various short periods (one-two months) collaborating with Prof. R. F. Pasternack. In 1999 he was appointed as Visiting Fellow at the Department of Chemistry in Davis (CA, USA) in the laboratory of Prof. K. M. Smith. In 2000 he became Full Professor at the Department of Chemical Sciences in Catania. Since 2003 he has been collaborating with Prof. N. Berova and professor K. Nakanishi at the Department of Chemistry of Columbia University (NY, USA). He is member of the Editorial Board of “Chirality” from July 2010 and member of the International Scientific Committee of the “International Conference on Chiroptical Spectroscopy”.
R. Purrello's publications in the last 5 years (ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9738-4255)
Gangemi, C.M.A.; D’Urso, A.; Tomaselli, G.A.; et al.
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry Volume: 173 Pages: 141-143 Published: 2017
D’Urso, A.; Marino, N.; Gaeta, M.; et al.
New Journal of Chemistry Volume: 41 Issue: 16 Pages: 8078-8083 Published: 2017
A. DUrso; R. Randazzo; V. Rizzo; et al.
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. Volume: 19 Issue: 26 Pages: 17404--17410 Published: 2017
Gaeta, M.; Randazzo, R.; Cristaldi, D.A.; et al.
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines Volume: 21 Issue: 4-6 Pages: 426 430 Published: 2017
Santoro, A.M.; Cunsolo, A.; D’Urso, A.; et al.
Chemical Science Volume: 7 Issue: 2 Pages: 1286-1297 Published: 2016
Gaeta, M.; Oliveri, I.P.; Fragalà, M.E.; et al.
Chemical Communications Volume: 52 Issue: 55 Pages: 8518-8521 Published: 2016
Durso, A.; Brancatelli, G.; Hickey, N.; et al.
Supramolecular Chemistry Volume: 28 Issue: 5-6 Pages: 499-505 Published: 2016
Randazzo, R.; Savoldelli, A.; Cristaldi, D.A.; et al.
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines Volume: 20 Issue: 8-11 Pages: 1272-1276 Published: 2016
Cristaldi, D.A.; Capuano, R.; D’Urso, A.; et al.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C Volume: 120 Issue: 1 Pages: 724-730 Published: 2016
Di Mauro, A.; Randazzo, R.; Spano, S.F.; et al.
Chemical Communications Volume: 52 Issue: 89 Pages: 13094-13096 Published: 2016
Pietropaolo, A.; D’Urso, A.; Purrello, R.; et al.
Chirality Volume: 27 Issue: 11 Pages: 773-778 Published: 2015
D’Urso, A.; Petrovic, A.G.; Fragalà, M.E.; et al.
DNA in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanotechnology Pages: 172-208 Published: 2015
Randazzo, R.; Di Mauro, A.; D’Urso, A.; et al.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B Volume: 119 Issue: 14 Pages: 4898-4904 Published: 2015
Gangemi, C.M.A.; Randazzo, R.; Fragalà, M.E.; et al.
New Journal of Chemistry Volume: 39 Issue: 9 Pages: 6722-6725 Published: 2015
D’Urso, A.; Nardis, S.; Pomarico, G.; et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society Volume: 135 Issue: 23 Pages: 8632-8638 Published: 2013
D’Urso, A.; Di Mauro, A.; Cunsolo, A.; et al.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C Volume: 117 Issue: 34 Pages: 17659-17665 Published: 2013
D’Urso, A.; Fragalà, M.E.; Purrello, R.
Chemical Communications Volume: 49 Issue: 40 Pages: 4441-4443 Published: 2013
Invited Presentations 2010-2012
2010 ICPP-6, New Mexico, USA
2010 International Symposium on Chirality (Sapporo, Japan)
2011 9th Symposium on Chemical Approaches on Chirality (Tokyo, Japan)
2011 Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), celebration of International Year of Chemistry
2012 Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) “Frontiers of Chemistry”
2012 ICPP-7 (Jeju Island, South Korea)
2012 Accademia dei Lincei (Roma)
Organisation of International conferences
2012 Co-organizer (together with Prof. Nina Berova, Columbia University, NY, USA), at ICPP-7 of a Symposium titled “Porphyrins and Phtalocyanines in Chiral Molecular and Supramolecular Systems”
2010 Co-organizer (together with Prof. Nina Berova, Columbia University, NY, USA), at ICPP-6 of a Symposium titled “Interactions of porphyrins with nucleic acids”
2010 – Member of the International Scientific Committee of the “International Conferences on Chiroptical Spectroscopy”