Gabriele Conti graduated in Chemical Sciences at the University of Milan in 2017, with the focus on organic synthesis of biologically active compounds. He performed the Bachelor’s thesis on the synthesis and isolation of polyamide macrocycles with promising membrane permeability properties, while his Master’s one was focused on the synthesis and characterization of a tetravalent glycomimetic antagonist of DC-SIGN and of new promising inhibitors of Rel proteins. Both researches were done under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Anna Bernardi.
In March 2018 he moved to the Institute of Molecular Pharmacy at the University of Basel as a PhD student within the EU project “PhD4GlycoDrug” for studying the pharmacokinetic properties of lectin ligands. The project is performed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Daniel Ricklin and Prof. Em. Dr. Beat Ernst from the University of Basel and of Prof. Dr. Roland Pieters from the University of Utrecht.