Antimo Gioiello is Associate Professor of Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Perugia (Italy). After studying Organic Chemistry in Perugia, he obtained his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry with Professor Roberto Pellicciari. He was visiting scientist at University of Vienna (Austria) and Glaxo Smith Kline (UK) and has led several academic and industrial collaborations. His work experience spans various stages of early drug discovery in the area of liver and metabolic diseases.  The main research interests of Antimo Gioiello include the design and synthesis of biologically active compounds including steroids, the development of chemical probes for understudied biological targets, implementation of enabling chemical technologies to assist complex syntheses, design and optimization of new processing methods for compound library and large-scale preparation. He is a co-founder of TES Pharma. Antimo Gioiello has co-authored several scientific papers published in international peer-review journals, and holds patents in bile acid field.