Enrico Dainese

Enrico Dainese
Enrico Dainese




PhD Associate professor



Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment

University of Teramo  | UNITE







Email: edainese@unite.it





Prof. Dainese is one of the leading experts in structural biology of metalloproteins, receptors and enzymes involved in inflammatory diseases and in the study of their functional interaction with bioactive lipids and biological membranes.

Internal tutor of ESR6: Gene-Environment interactions in Eating Disorders and Obesity and their relationship with the reproductive functioning






  • In 2013 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in General Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry.
  • Since 2013 Senior Scientist at the European Center for Brain Research (CERC)/Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome.
  • From February 2005 to date he is Associate Professor in Biochemistry.
  • From 2000 to 2004 he was Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, University of Teramo.
  • Since 2000 he was PI for several EU-funded research proposals for access to large experimental facilities for structural studies of enzymes and proteins by X-ray spectroscopy.
  • From 1998 to 2000 Post-Doc Research activity at the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, University of Mainz (Germany) and at Université Paris-Sud (France).

  • MS 1992 - PhD 1998 in Structural Biology and Biochemistry at University of Padova.






The research activity focuses on the structural and functional analysis of bioactive lipids and how they can modulate enzymes involved in inflammatory mechanisms and membrane receptors. These studies are aimed at the development of new agonists/antagonists and/or inhibitors that consider interaction with biological membranes as a key element in the design phase of new molecules to be used in the therapeutic field.





Author of more than 60 articles in international journals (H index: 22), Associate Editor of Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, and author of a university textbook titled "Biochimica degli Alimenti e della Nutrizione" (2006) published by Piccin Editore, pp. 285.

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Rep-Eat - H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2015

University of Teramo - Via Renato Balzarini 1 - 64100 - Teramo (TE) - Italy

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REP_EAT MSCA Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) HORIZON 2020” – Grant Agreement N. 713714.CUP: C47B16000360007