Page of Dr. Stefano Serra



Professional Status: Researcher of CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)

Address: C.N.R. - Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare sezione "U.O.S. Milano Politecnico" presso Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica 'Giulio Natta' del Politecnico di Milano, Via Mancinelli 7, 20131 MILANO.


FAX: (39)-(02)-23993180

Phone: (39)-(02)-23993076




Born in september 1970, the 19th (Italy). He received his laurea in 1995 at the University of Pavia, working on the synthesis of natural products with Professor Giovanni Vidari. Then he joined the group of Professor Fuganti and worked on the synthesis of b-lactamic antibiotic. From 1998 he started his Ph.D studies in Industrial Chemistry at Politecnico di Milano and in 2000 he received his Ph.D degree on the development of new synthetic methods for the preparation of flavor and fragrance ingredients. From 2000 to 2001 he worked as researcher in the Chemistry Department of Politecnico di Milano and in december 2001 he was appointed researcher of C.N.R. (permanent position). Currently he is working in the same institution.


  Curriculum vitae



-         Synthesis of natural compounds

-         Enantioselective synthesis of chiral compounds

-         Biocatalysis (use of isolated enzymes and yeast)

-         Enzyme-mediated stereoselective synthesis

-         Preparation of flavor and fragrances ingredients

-         Stable isotope characterization of natural compounds

-         Benzannulation reactions

-         Regiospecific preparation of polysubstituted aromatic compounds