Alessia graduated with honours in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Cagliari on October 22th 2019, with an experimental thesis entitled “New N-phenylpyrrolamide inhibitors of DNA gyrase B with 1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-one or tetrazole rings as bioisosteres of carboxylic acid”. The research of her Master’s thesis was carried out at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Ljubljana, under the supervision of Prof. Nace Zidar and Italy-based mentor Prof. Elias Maccioni.
After her graduation, she won a one-year research fellowship at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Cagliari to work on a research project based on the design, synthesis, purification, and structural characterization of novel multitarget HIV-1 inhibitors under the supervision of Prof. Elias Maccioni.
She is currently a PhD student in the PhD Program in Life, Environmental and Drug Sciences (Drug Sciences Curriculum), under the supervision of Prof.ssa Simona Distinto, with a project focused on the identification of new antiviral and anticancer agents.
- Selective inhibition of carbonic anhydrase IX and XII by coumarin and psoralen derivatives.
Rita Meleddu, Serenella Deplano, Elias Maccioni, Francesco Ortuso, Filippo Cottiglia, Daniela Secci, Alessia Onali, Erica Sanna, Andrea Angeli, Rossella Angius, Stefano Alcaro, Claudiu T. Supuran & Simona Distinto (2021). Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, 36:1, 685-692, DOI: 10.1080/14756366.2021.1887171