Francesco Mutti is native of Bergamo (Italy). He obtained a Master’s degree with summa cum laude in Industrial Chemistry (2004) and a PhD in Chemistry (2008) at the University of Milan for his work on the catalytic properties of laccases. From 2009 to 2012, he conducted research on chemo-enzymatic cascades and asymmetric enzymatic reductive amination as Post-Doc in the group of Prof. Wolfgang Kroutil, at the University of Graz (Austria). After a period as Post-Doc in the group of Prof. Nick Turner (2013-2014), Francesco became Research Fellow at The University of Manchester (UK). Since July 2015, Francesco has moved to the University of Amsterdam (NL) to take a tenure-track position as chair of the Biocatalysis group.
Francesco has been recipient of prestigious European grants (e.g. Marie Curie fellowship in 2009 and an ERC Starting Grant in 2014) as well as national Dutch grants (e.g. NWO-Echo and NWO-Sector Plan for Chemistry). He has published more than 30 research papers on international peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters and 3 world patents. Among the others, Francesco was recipient of the “Italian Chemical Society Award 2005” (Italian Chemical Society), he is Honorary Research Fellow of The University of Manchester (2015) and member of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (2015).