Leonardo Scapozza, PhD
University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Leonardo Scapozza is a pharmacist by training and received his PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry at the ETH. He spent 3 years as postdoctoral fellow in Switzerland and in the USA (Texas A&M University) working in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry and structural biology. 1996 he returned at the ETHZ as “Oberassistent“ in Pharmaceutical Chemistry by Prof. Folkers where he became  Assistant Professor in February 2001. In October 2004 he was appointed Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry/Chemistry at the University of Geneva. His research focuses on understanding Ligand-Macromolecule interactions to develop new therapeutic strategies in the therapeutic area of Cancer, Antibiotics and Neglected/orphan Diseases using an interdisciplinary approach. He is author of more than 150 peer reviewed papers and 8 patents.