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Andrea Pizzi obtained his MS in Industrial Chemistry (2011) from the University of Milan and then he had an experience in a pharmaceutical industry in the Quality Assurance department. He obtained the PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 2017 from Politecnico di Milano, under the supervision of Prof. Pierangelo Metrangolo, with a thesis titled “Halogen Bonding as a Supramolecular Tool to Control Protein and Peptide Self-assembly”. During the PhD he worked on the European Research Council project “FOLDHALO – Folding with Halogen Bonding”. During the PhD he was visiting student at VTT- Technical Research centre of Finland, in Helsinki. After the PhD, he continued to work in the SupraBioNano Lab group, focusing on the development and characterization of new fluorinated nanocarriers for drugs and oligonucleotides. A.P. was a team member of the project MINIRES, funded with a Proof-of-Concept Grant ERC-2017-PoC. He worked on this project until the end of September 2019, focusing on the development of a new halogenated peptide-based elastomer. The idea based on the MINIRES project won the Switch2Product innovation challenge.
His scientific interest deals with: