Co-founder and President of the Scientific Advisory Board of Philogen. He graduated in Chemistry at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the ETH Zurich, under the supervision of Prof. Kurt Wüthrich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2002. For his dissertation, he was awarded the Silver Medal of ETH. After a 5-year post-doctoral research position in the lab of Sir Gregory Winter at the Cambridge Centre of Protein Engineering in Cambridge, UK, he returned to the ETH Zurich in 1996 as Assistant Professor in Molecular Structure Biology. Since 1999, he has been a Professor in Biomacromolecules in the department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences,(ETH).
He is the recipient of the ISOBM Abbott Prize 2000, of the Amgen-Dompe' Biotec Award 2000, of the Mangia d'Oro 2001, of the Prous Award 2006 of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry, of the Robert-Wenner-Prize 2007 of the Swiss Cancer League, of the SWISS BRIDGE Award 2008, of the Prix Mentzer 2011 of the French Medicinal Chemistry Society and of the ERC Advanced Grant 2015.
Prof. Neri is author of more than 300 publications in international journals.
Graduated in Chemistry in 1962. From 1964 to 1967 he was Director of Pharmaceutical Production at Sclavo S.p.A. and, from 1967 to 1983 he established and directed the Sclavo Research Center (Chiron, now Novartis). From 1966 to 1990 he was professor and researcher at the University of Siena. From 1966 to 1983 he served as member of the board of directors of Sclavo S.p.A. and, from 1972 to 1975, as chairman. From 1987 to 2005 he held the position of General Manager of the Consorzio Siena Ricerche, and from 2001 to 2004 he was member of the board of directors at the University of Siena on behalf of the academic body.