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Agostino received his PhD degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Florence in 2011. He is a medicinal chemist and joined King’s College London in 2016 (Department of Imaging Chemistry & Biology, 2016-2018, and Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, 2018-2019), working on a secondment as senior research scientist at Theragnostics Ltd. Prior to this, he worked at the University of Florence, University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.

His research focuses on the synthesis (heterocycles, metal complexes/chelators, peptides) and medical applications of biologically active agents and optical probes, including the chemical analysis and the development of bioimaging techniques (biophysical assays, microscopy, NIR and PET).

Recent publications can be viewed here.