Paola Peluso

Talk Title: Exploring enantioselective recognition in liquid-phase enantioseparations by integrating experimental and computational analyses

Paola Peluso received her Laurea degree in Chemistry from the University of Pisa (Italy) and her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice (Italy) in 2003, working on enantioselective desymmetrization processes of bridged polycyclic alkenes. She continued her research activity as a research fellow at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry of the Italian National Council of Research (ICB-CNR) in the field of synthesis and characterization of chiral compounds. In 2008, she started her independent career at the ICB-CNR, where she leads the Unit of Enantioselective Chromatography and Molecular Recognition. Her research activity mainly concerns liquid-phase enantioseparations and related recognition mechanisms, computational and experimental identification and quantification of noncovalent interactions, and electrostatic potential analysis and characterization of σ- and π-hole interactions in HPLC environment. In the last few years, she authored invited articles and reviews for several international journals. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Electrophoresis (Wiley-VCH).