Pulidori Prize for Edition 2021 has been assigned ex-aequo to Marianna Tosato (University of Padova, Italy) and to Janos Meszaros (University of Szeged, Hungary)
Marianna Tosato is currently a PhD student in Molecular Sciences at the University of Padova (Italy). Her scientific activities are mainly focused on the development of chelating agents for
non-conventional diagnostic and therapeutics radiometals such as 111Ag, 64/67Cu and 197/197mHg. She investigates different aspects of transition metals-based coordination compounds with potential applications in molecular imaging and targeted therapy of cancer: from the design of ligands to the thermodynamic, kinetic, structural and radiochemical characterisation of their metal complexes.
Janos Meszaros is a PhD student at the University of Szeged (Hungary). He works in the the field of anticancer half-sandwich organometallic complexes, focusing on the isolation, crystallization and characterization of numerous half-sandwich rhodium and ruthenium complexes. His research is also focused on the solution speciation and kinetic studies of these complexes, mainly carried out by pH-potentiometric, UV-visible spectrophotometric, 1H NMR spectroscopic studies, and fluorometry, ultrafiltration and NMR techniques.