Angela Casini
Angela Casini

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Technical University of Munich

Professor Angela Casini completed her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Florence (Italy) in 2004, and, afterwards, moved to EPFL (Switzerland) as principal investigator funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 2011-2015 she was assistant professor at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), holding a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship. Between 2015-2019, she was also Chair and Director of Postgraduate Taught Masters at Cardiff University (UK), before taking up her current position at TUM in 2019. At TUM, Angela is also Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professor and Core Member of the Munich Institute of Data Science (MDSI). Since December 2021, Angela is ad interim Manager of the Chair of Pharmaceutical Radiochemistry at TUM.
She was awarded the 2019 ACS Inorganic Lectureship Award and the 2012 European Medal for Biological Inorganic Chemistry. Between 2016-2019 she was Hans Fischer Senior Fellow of the prestigious TUM Institute of Advanced Study. Her research focuses on the study of the role of metal ions in biological systems and of the mechanisms of action of organometallic anticancer agents. Furthermore, novel applications for metal-based compounds and supramolecular coordination complexes are explored in various domains of chemical biology, drug delivery, radiopharmacy and medicine.