Dr. Simone Di Micco, PhD

Current position:

Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Pharmacy (University of Salerno)


Master Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies at the University of Naples “Federico II”.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Salerno.

Research and awards:

  • Randazzo Prize for PhD thesis by the Italian Chemical Society (2010)
  • Principal Investigator of CINECA ISCRA (2014)
  • TRIDEO Award by Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC) (2016)

My research combines computational chemistry and NMR spectroscopy to identify new anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory drugs. The main target in study are jmjd3, dnmt3l, PXR, mPGES-1, COXs, LOXs. After a preliminary step involving molecular docking, Virtual Screening, combinatorial chemistry, and molecular dynamics, lead compounds are tested both with cell-free and in vitro assays.