Giorgio Palù, University of Padova, Italy
Dr. Palù is a Professor of Microbiology and Virology and is the Director for the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Padua, Medical School. He is also Head of the Center of Biomedicine, Clinical Microbiology and Virology and GMP facility of the Padua University Hospital. He has a long-standing experience in the study of pathogenesis of viral infections and the design of viral and non-viral vectors for gene transfer, somatic gene therapy and vaccinology and for regenerative medicine. He has made relevant contributions in the study of antimicrobial therapy and resistance and anticancer therapy with more than 350 publications and 10 patents. His basic research has provided a platform for finding new targets for antiviral therapy and new antivirals based on peptides and small molecules able to disrupt the interface of protein-protein interactions essential for viral replication.
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