Thomas Tarenzi was born in Cremona, Italy, in 1990. Ha graduated in Chemistry at the University of Parma, under the supervision of prof. R. Corradini, with a thesis concerning the synthesis of doubly functionalized peptide nucleic acid monomers. He continued his studies at the University of Florence with a Master in Chemical Sciences; there he furnished himself with solid foundation in chemistry, physics and molecular biology, and developed an outstanding interest in protein function research and in computational biochemistry as a tool to investigate structures, dynamics and interactions of biomolecules. He graduated with a Master thesis with the title: “Just flexible linkers or important functional modules? The high-resolution NMR investigation of a disordered domain of CBP”. The project was conducted in collaboration between CERM and the Department of Chemistry, under the supervision of prof. I. C. Felli and prof. R. Pierattelli.
Thomas has been selected for the position of ESR 14 with joint degree awarding Institutions The Cyprus Institute (CyI) and the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH). The project entitled "Targeting mosquito GPCRs and malaria transmission" is supervised by Prof. George Christophides and Prof. Paolo Carloni.