The lab is devoted to the application of peptide and DNA science in multidisciplinary research activities at the interface of chemistry, biology and materials. Our expertise and research interests are wide in scopes, including:

  • Design and synthesis of bioactive peptides/peptidomimetics for drug development
  • Chemistry for protein engineering
  • Peptide & DNA based analytical platforms
  •  Supramolecular chemistry and nanomaterials

Our research takes advantage of several national and international collaborative projects, with a strong focus in technology development.

We provide custom services related to peptide synthesis

Bioactive peptides, Peptidomimetics, Protein Chemistry
Peptide & DNA bioprobes for microanalytics
Peptide & DNA Materials
Supramolecular chemistry

Permanent Staff

Core technologies

Alessandro Gori, PhD – Research Scientist

Greta Bergamaschi, PhD – Research Scientist

  • Microwave-assisted peptide synthesis
  • Native chemical ligation
  • HPLC (Diode array, UV, RID)
  • Spectroscopy (UV, CD, FT-IR)
  • Spectrofluorimetry

Featured publications

Stabilization of the cysteine-rich conotoxin MrIA by using a 1,2,3-triazole as disulfide bond mimetic

Gori, A., Wang, C. A.,  Harvey, P.J., Rosengren, K.J., Bhola, R.F., Gelmi, L., Longhi, R., Christie, R. J., Lewis, R.J., Alewood, P.F. and Brust, A.

Angewandte Chemie 2015, 54, 1361 –1364 .

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201409678

Screening complex biological samples with peptide microarrays: the favorable impact of probe orientation via chemoselective immobilization strategies on clickable polymeric coatings

Gori, A., Sola,L., Gagni,P., Bruni, G., Liprino,M., Peri, C., Colombo, G., Cretich, M. and Chiari, M.

Bioconj. Chem., 2016, 27(11), 2669-2677

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00426

A self-assembling peptide hydrogel for ultrafast 3D bioassays

Gagni, P., Romanato, A., Bergamaschi, G., Bettotti, P., Vanna, R., Piotto, C., Morasso, C., Chiari, M., Cretich, M. and Gori, A.

Nanoscale Adv., 2019, 1, 490–497

DOI: 10.1039/C8NA00158H

A halogen bond-donor amino acid for organocatalysis in water

Bergamaschi, G., Lascialfari, L., Pizzi, A., Martinez Espinoza, M.I., Demitri, N., Milani, A., Gori, A., and Metrangolo, P.

Chem. Comm. (2018) 54(76), 10718-10721

DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06010J


Fondazione Cariplo & Regione Lombardia
Grant n 2018-1720
Fondazione Cariplo
Grant n 2016-0472
Regione Lombardia
Grant ID 229472

Contacts & Opportunities

Masters thesis and research training projects are available, students are welcome to apply. A 6-months notice is advisable.

PhD and Post Doc positions will be not advertised, if you are interested in joining our lab please send directly an application including your full CV and a motivation letter to:

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