Carlo Pedone born in Napoli on 15-03-38 got his Doctor of Chemistry degree cum laude in 1961.
He begun his scientific career in the field of Macromolecular Chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Paolo Corradini. From 1967 to 1969 he has carried out research activities at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y., working on the structure of biologically interesting systems. He has been honorary guest at numerous European Universities. From 1975 to 1995 he has been Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Science Faculty of the University of Napoli "Federico II" and from 1997 to date he is Full Professor of Chemistry for the Biotechnology curriculum at the same University.
In his career he has covered several positions, among other: Director of the Chemistry Department of the University of Napoli "Federico II"; President of the Organizing Committee of the Science Faculty of the University of Basilicata; President of the Organizing Committee of the Environmental Science Faculty of the Second University of Napoli; President of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of The Italian Chemical Society; Presently he is: Director of the Istituto di Biostrutture e Bioimmagini (IBB) of the National Research Council of Italy; Director of the subproject Environmental Biotechnologies of the Finalized Project Biotechnologies; Member of the Scientific Council of the "Large Scale Facility" of the European Community "Center for Design and Structure in Biology" at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) of the University of Jena.
The field of prevailing interest is the study of the structure-activity relationships in peptides and proteins. He has authored more than 350 publications on internationally reputed journals concerning the design, synthesis, conformational studies and solid state and solution structure of molecules of biological interest.