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Dr Pierangelo Gobbo


Pierangelo was born and raised in Cittadella, Italy. He received his BSc (2008) and MSc (2010) in chemistry at the nearby University of Padua (Università degli Studi di Padova). During his MSc he worked under the supervision of Professor Flavio Maran on electron transfer investigations through self-assembled monolayers of conformationally constrained peptides. He received his PhD in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Mark S. Workentin at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), where he focused on the development, synthesis, and characterization of clickable and biorthogonal nanomaterials. He then joined the research group of Professor Stephen Mann, FRS at the School of Chemistry of the University of Bristol as an NSERC of Canada and Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, and pioneered synthetic routes to the generation of tissue-like materials (prototissues). In addition to chemistry, Pierangelo is a 2ndDan Judo Coach, and enjoys painting and playing guitar.