Plenary Lecture 4
Dr. Gerardo D. Fidelio
Departamento de Química Biológica, CIQUIBIC, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.
Surface properties of amphiphilic peptides
Dr. Fidelio received his first degree of Biochemist in 1979 at the Faculty of Chemistry Science, National University of Cordoba (the oldest University in Argentina); and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1984 at the same University. Since then, he was involved in teaching and research in the field of Biophysics. He has spent a period as posdoct at the London University from 1985 to 1987 (as Wellcome Trust Fellow, England). In his return to Argentina in 1987, He joined the Scientific Research Career of CONICET (from our National Research Council). Currently, he is in the category of Principal, the penultimate step of the scientific ladder in the Research Council in Argentina. He is also Full Professor at Cordoba University. He has supervised many graduate and Ph.D. students, posdocts and graduate students. He has published over 80 papers.
He was frequently acting as evaluator from the National Research Council (CONICET) and National Agency for Science and Technology Promotion in Argentina (ANPCYT). At the University, he has served firstly as Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry Science from 1999 to 2007 and, afterwards he was Vice Chancellor of the National University of Cordoba in the period 2007-2009. Also, he was president of the Argentinean Biophysical Society (2012-2014). At the moment, he serves as Head of Biological Chemistry Department in the School of Chemistry Science, National Córdoba University. His research interest is in the field of protein and membrane biophysics. The main research topics are protein stability, protein-ligand stability, protein-protein interaction, proteinlipid interaction (including enzymes such as phospholipase A2) and the interaction of amphiphilic peptides with organized interfaces.