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Visiting Research Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS Laurea in Chimica, Chemistry Institute of Naples University
Gennaro Esposito was born on Sept. 19th 1953 in Naples where he did his university studies and got the Laurea in Chimica cum laude in 1979. From 1980 to 1982 he was a chemistry teacher in secondary schools and worked at the NMR spectroscopy laboratory of Naples University. From Sept. 1982 to Jan. 1990 he was the researcher at the NMR laboratory of Assoreni, later renamed Eniricerche, (Monterotondo - Rome). In Feb. 1990 he moved at the University of Udine, first as a biophysics researcher and later, from Sept. 2000, as an associate professor of Applied Physics, the position he still keeps.
In addition to the academic and didactic duties, he does research in the field of NMR spectroscopy and biopolymer biophysics. In 2002 he was also encharged for the mass spectrometry laboratory of MATI center. Esposito did scientific activity abroad (Jun./Dec. 1983 and Mar. 1985/Sept. 1986 Biochemistry Dept.-Oxford University, UK; Jul./Dec. 1987 School of Pharmacy-London University, UK; Aug. 1993/Jul. 1994 Lausanne University, CH). He was invited as a visiting professor at University J. Fourier, Grenoble, F (Jul.-Aug. 2001) and at Institute for Protein Research, University of Osaka, Japan (May-Jun. 2012, June 2013). He was involved in the structural and functional characterization of an immunoactive peptide, oligonucleotides, proteins, transcription factors and amyloidogenic proteins, coupled to the setup of new NMR methods. He is the coauthor of over 120 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
He is a member of GERAMY Advisory Board, a German consortium for the study of systemic amyloidosis. He is also on the Editorial Board of BBA (Protein and Proteomics) and ISRN Structural Biology. He was invited speaker at many national and international conferences. In 2013 he received the Gold Medal for his research activity in the joint meeting of the German, Slovenian and Italian Magnetic Resonance Associations. As leading unit-responsible scientist or as national coordinator, he got several research grants (National Research Council – 1994, 1996, 1998; University Ministry COFIN/PRIN– 1998, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2013; University Ministry FIRB - 2003, 2007; European Union – 1998, 2006; Health Ministry – 2001).