Domenico Osella

Domenico Osella
Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica (DiSIT)
Università del Piemonte Orientale
Viale Teresa Michel 11
15121 Alessandria (Italy)
phone: +39-0131-360266

Domenico Osella
is a Professor of Chemistry at the Università del Piemonte Orientale (Alessandria, Italy), and teaches courses in introductory and inorganic chemistry (CHIM/03) at the Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica (DiSIT).

Osella has published over 220 articles and reviews in international scientific journals (Google Scholar: citations: ca. 4000, h-index = 34, i10 index = 122), and has advised the research of over 70 thesis students and doctoral candidates. His current research interests encompass the use of coordination compounds in the fields of medicine and biology, particularly for the development of anti-cancer drugs; electrochemical studies of bioinorganic compounds for applications to bioelectrochemistry and electroremediation of degraded environments, and applications of ESR and NMR spectroscopic techniques to bioinorganic chemistry, especially for the measurement of oxidative stress in the fields of environment and health.

His professional appointments have included a position on the Board of Directors of SCI (Italian Chemical Society) (1994/1997 and 1997/2000), and he is currently the Scientific Director of the local Research Unit, which belongs to the Consortium for "Metals in the Life and Environmental Sciences" (CIRCMSB). He was also a representative for the University to the Scientific and Technological Park in Tortona (PST), Italy, and a member of the Board of Directors of the University. He has acted as coordinator for numerous research projects funded by the European Union under the auspices of the Science and Copernicus programmes (COST D1 "Coordination Chemistry in the Context of Biological and Environmental Sciences", D8 "Chemistry of Metals in Medicine", D20 "Metallo Compounds in the Treatment of Cancer and Viral Diseases", and D39 "Metallo Drug Design and Action"), and is currently involved in the European COST CM1105 “Functional metal complexes that bind to biomolecules”.

He serves as a referee and is on the editorial boards of a number of international science journals, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University Chemical Laboratory in Cambridge, at the Heyrovsky Institute in Prague, and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie in Paris.

He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).