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Dr Marco Derudas

Post:Research Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry (Chemistry)
Location:CHICHESTER 2 2R316 - L11
Email:M.Derudas@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:6591
UK:01273 876591
International:+44 1273 876591
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Biography

Marco graduated cum laude in pharmaceutical chemistry and technology in Italy, and then completed his PhD in medicinal chemistry at the Welsh School of Pharmacy (Cardiff University) He then undertook a 3.5 years postdoctoral fellowship at Cardiff University, during which he was also part of the “Academic Research Scheme” leading different research projects, contributing to different MPharm modules as well as supervising PhD and research project students.

Marco has over 10 years experience in academic medicinal chemistry drug discovery in the antiviral, anticancer and antimicrobial fields. In particular, he worked on the development of anti-shingles agent FV100, a nucleoside analogue that has successful concluded phase 2 clinical trials in collaboration with Inhibitex (acquired by Bristol-Myers- Squibb). He is co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and his work has been widely presented at international conferences and seminars.