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Vittorio Pace (born 1981) – since March 2020 – is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Turin. He graduated in Pharmacy in 2005 from the University of Perugia and subsequently, received the PhD in Chemical Sciences cum laude from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2010 working with Profs. Alcántara and Sinisterra. After postdoctoral training at Vienna (Prof. Holzer, 2010-2011), Manchester (Prof. Procter, 2011-2013) and Stockholm (Prof. Olofsson, 2013-2014), he obtained a group leader position at the University of Vienna in 2014, before holding the Tenure-Track Professorship in Drug Synthesis at the University of Vienna between 2018 and 2020.

In 2016, he received the Habilitation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Vienna.

He received several awards including the Ciamician Medal of the Italian Chemical Society (2015), the Caglioti Prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (2015), the Young Investigator Award of the Faculty of Life Sciences at Vienna (2015), the La Roche-Hoffmann Prize of the European Society of Medicinal Chemistry (2017), the Viennese Innitzer Award in 2017, the Habilitation Award of the Austrian Chemical Society in 2019 and the Thieme Journal Award in 2020. In 2022 he was admitted at the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia of Spain and since 2020 he is a member of the European Pharmacopeia.  His research core is represented by the design and development of new synthetic concepts with functionalized organometallic reagents with particular emphasis to homologation procedures.

He is an Associate Editor of Monatshefte fur Chemie – Chemical Monthly since 2018; he is the Editor of the two-volumes Book (Wiley-VCH) Homologation Reactions (ISBN 9783527348152) in print (850 pp.).

During his career he published > 150 articles, h = 36, gave > 100 lectures at International Conferences and Universities and supervised 10 PhD Theses (while 6 more are undergoing) and > 60 MSc / BSc Theses.