About the Author
Claudiu T. Supuran received his BSc in chemistry from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania (1987) and PhD in chemistry at the same university in 1991. In 1990 he became assistant and then associate professor of chemistry at the University of Bucharest. He was a visiting scholar at University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, at Grifitth University, Brisbane, Australia and visiting professor at University of La Plata, Argentina. In 1995 he moved at the University of Florence, Italy, where he is currently assistant professor of pharmaceutical chemistry. His main research interests include medicinal chemistry, design of enzyme inhibitors and activators, heterocyclic chemistry, chemistry of sulfonamides, sulfamates and sulfamides, biologically active organo-element derivatives, QSAR studies, X-ray crystallography of metallo-enzymes, metal complexes with biologically active ligands (metal-based drugs), carbonic anhydrases, cyclooxygenases, serine proteases, matrix metalloproteinases, bacterial proteases, and amino acid derivatives among others. He has published more than 700 papers in these fields. Dr. Alessio Nocentini currently works at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Florence, Italy. He recently concluded his PhD thesis, which dealt with several aspects of carbonic anhydrase, spanning from drug-design, synthesis of inhibitors, and molecular modeling to biological evaluations of carbonic anhydrase modulators. He is now a post-doctoral researcher in Professor Supuran's research team.