Head of Chemistry, Bial, Portugal
Title: The Other Side of Medicinal Chemistry. Is Potency and Selectivity all we need to take care of in Lead Optimization?
Host: Maria Manuel Marques
Short Bio - Tino Rossi
After attaining his degree in Chemistry Tino Rossi started his career as a Medicinal Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical R&D sector. In 1986 he joined Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithkline, GSK) in Verona where he occupied positions of growing responsibility as Team Leader and later Section Leader in the Medicinal Chemistry Department, Director of Chemical Development, Director of Exploratory Discovery and VP Preclinical Drug Discovery in the Neurosciences Centre of Excellence for Drug Discovery. After the decision by GSK to Resize its investments in the Neurosciences followed by the closure of the Verona site Tino Rossi took the role of VP Lead Optimization at Aptuit, Verona. Tino Rossi joined Bial in February 2014 as Head of Chemistry, a position he is currently holding at Bial. During his career Tino Rossi contributed to the identification and development of more than 50 Preclinical Candidates, ca. 35 Clinical Candidates and a few filing ad approvals.