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Antonio Trincone is currently a Senior Researcher working since 1983 in Naples at the Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare (I.C.B.) belonging to Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy. He graduated with honors in Pharmacy at the University of Naples discussing a thesis on biogenesis of membrane lipids of archaebacteria. He has been Professor of Organic Chemistry in charge for several years at University of Salerno, Italy.  Antonio Trincone has been elected as researcher-representative at the I.C.B. first in the Comitato di Istituto and, on January 2009, in the Consiglio di Istituto.

Antonio Trincone is author of more than 100 scientific publications (articles, reviews, book contributions) appeared in international leading scientific journals.
The last article published is here. An updated list is here
Publications list

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Research activity started in 1986, focused on structural determination of membrane lipids of extremophilic organisms and cyanobacteria. He was a visiting researcher at the University of Leicester in 1987 (Prof. W.D. Grant) and Regensburg (Prof. K.O. Stetter).

Then soon scientific interest turned to the biocatalysis conducted with enzymes from extremophiles (extremozymes).

The so called Biocatalysis cycle. Nature 409, 258-268 (11 January 2001)
In 1994 he started to be responsible of one of the research lines of the Institute "Chemical and biochemical studies of biocatalysis".
Great effort was centered to wild types of thermophilic glycoside hydrolases from Sulfolobus solfataricus and other microorganisms, and to related mutated proteins, for:
(i) natural glycosides and oligosaccharides assembling, for
(ii) study of stereochemistry of transglycosylation process and
(iii) study of the mechanism of enzymatic action.

The results lead to interesting advances in chemical domain for the synthetic applications of thermophilic glycosynthases for the efficient production of branched beta-glucans useful in chemical and biological studies.


Aplysia californica 'inking'. Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California.
   Photo©Genevieve Anderson

Marine glycoside hydrolases could be considered as the current very promising topic to be added to scientific interests of Antonio Trincone.
In few years efforts towards the development within this subject, produced numerous scientific articles concerning just one organism: the sea hare Aplysia fasciata.

All the glycosyl hydrolases (beta-galactosidase, alfa-glucosidase, beta-mannosidase, etc.) detected are useful in synthesis and/or hydrolysis of glycoconjugates and will surely be of interest for applications in glycobiology.

Antonio Trincone has been the editor of a book entitled Biocatalysis: Chemistry and Biology (Research Signpost, India),


he is a reviewer for different international scientific journals.

He is also part of the Editorial Boards of Biochemistry: an indian Journal

 Marine Drugs - ISRN Biotechnology - Oceanography - Frontiers Marine Biotechnology (Chief-Editor)

Antonio Trincone is the author of a page in SciTopics a site of Research Summaries by experts.
Details on evalutation activities (reviewer  serving international scientific journals and for research projects) are reported in the related pages.
Antonio Trincone participated to the Scientific Committee for the 
The 1st Symposium on Marine Enzymes and Polysaccharides (MEP’12) in NhaTrang, Vietnam, from December 10th to 17th, 2012.

October 2013, published the book 

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Antonio Trincone is keenly interested to the subject of Photography, you can visit his photosite here and his blog here.