CV on Sapienza Teacher's card:
Rino Ragno is a Full Professor at the Drug Chemistry and Technology Department - Pharmacy and Medicine Faculty, Sapienza University of Rome.
He started as medicinal chemist doing synthesis for about 10 years then as Italian NIH fellow spent two years in the Prof. G. R. Marshall’s lab at Washington University in St. Louis.
Since 2000, he started RCMD a new drug design lab named Rome Center for Molecular Design RCMD.
In 2004 was awarded of the Farmindustria prize by Italian Division of Medicinal Chemistry.
In 2010, 2012 e 2014 was invited as visting professor in Metz (Francia) at labs directed by Professeur Emérite Gilbert KIRSCH UMR CNRS 7053 L2CM Université de Lorraine.
The most recent relevant activities are:
- drug design of new potential bioactive compounds
- the recent opening of the 3-D QSAR server (www.3d-qsar.com) useful for teaching and research.
- development of new protocol to extract essential oils and thir characterization
- application of machine learning methods to both drug design and quantitative activity-composition relationships on essential oil mixtures.
Since 2015 is in charge to coordinate the Massive Open Online Courses of Sapienza University.
In May 2016 he founded a new company, Alchemical Dynamics s.r.l., dedicated mainly to develop and application of informatics tools to the fields of drug design and agri-food.
In 2017 he achieved the national abilitation as Full Professor in medicinal chemistry.
Il Prof. Rino Ragno is co-author of more than 140 peer reviewed artcles on interantional journals at high impact factor.