Alessandro Desideri obtained his degree in Physics from the University of Roma La Sapienza (1975) and PhD in Chemistry from University of Leicester (UK, 1982). Since 1995, he is Full Professor of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Rome Tor Vergata. In addition to teaching, his research interests are: Relationship of structure and function in topoisomerase I; Interaction of topoisomerase I with anticancer drugs; Molecular dynamics simulation of proteins in different environments; and Principles of molecular recognition in proteins through mutagenesis by spectroscopic and simulative methods. He is a Peer Reviewer of several journals such as Journal of Molecular Biology and he also sits on several Editorial Boards. Over the years, he has held positions in several foreign institutes.