Bruno Botta


Bruno Botta was born in 1954 and got his graduation in Chemistry in 1977 at “Sapienza” University of Rome. From 1981 to 1992 he was appointed as assistant professor at the Catholic University of Rome. During the years 1984-1985, he was appointed as postdoctoral associate at the Department of Chemistry of the University of British Columbia (UBC, Vancouver, Canada) working on the synthesis and biosynthesis of clinically important anticancer alkaloids of the vinblastine-vincristine family. From 1992 to 2001 he was appointed as associate professor at “Sapienza” University of Rome (Faculty of Pharmacy) and became full professor at the same University in 2001. Since 2011 to 2020, he was Head of the Department of Chemistry and Technology of Drugs and from November 2014 to October 2023 he was Deputy Provost for the International Affairs at “Sapienza” University of Rome.

Since October the 24th 2023 he is Rector of UnitelmaSapienza University of Rome.

From 2015 to 2019, he was Chair of the COST Action CM-1407 “Challenging organic syntheses inspired by nature – from natural products chemistry to drug discovery”.

He was visiting professor at the following universities: Michigan State University (USA), Wofford College Spartanburg (SC, USA), The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla (CA, USA), University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil), Toho University, Chiba, Tokyo (Japan).

He is co-author of more than 200 publications and 8 patents (national and international – USA and Europe). Moreover, he is co-author of 6 book chapters and editor of 2 textbooks of Organic Chemistry for the Italian publishing house Edi-Ermes.

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