Science & Art

Physics and Art try to interpreter the beauty of Nature in different ways, via rational theories and emotional images. Although seemingly disconnected, Art and Physics naturally overlapped throughout human history, leading to the wonders of Leonardo and the philosophical speculations of Feynman.

I have been always fascinated by Art, Philosophy and Classical Music. This passion gave me the opportunity to cover many scientific journals.

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Cover of JACS August 2016, Vol. 138 Number 33

Who Activates the Nucleophile in Ribozyme Catalysis? An Answer from the Splicing Mechanism of Group II Introns.

L. Casalino, G. Palermo, U. Rothlisberger and A. Magistrato. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016138 (33), pp 10374–10377

Cover of the AMBER 16 manual

The “Steitz & Steitz” two metal ion mechanism – as observed from molecular simulations – covers the AMBER 2016 reference manual.

G. Palermo, A. Cavalli, M. Klein, M. Alfonso-Preto, M. Dal Peraro, M. De Vivo. Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48 (2), pp 220-228


Special Thanks: Prof. David Case & Ross C. Walker



Schermata 2015-10-02 alle 14.24.37

Showcasing research on Chem. Comm.

An optimized polyamine moiety boosts potency of human type II topoisomerase poisons as quantified by comparative analysis centered on the clinical candidate F14512

G. Palermo, E. Minniti, M. L. Greco, L. Riccardi, E. Simoni, M. Convertino, C. Marchetti, M. Rosini, C. Sissi, A. Minarini, M. De Vivo. ChemComm 2015, 51, 14310 – 14313


Cover of the June issue 2015 of PLoS Comp Biol 

Handmade painting by myself and digital manipulation by O’Reilly Science Art, LLC.

Keys to Lipid Selection in Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase Catalysis: Structural Flexibility, Gating Residues and Multiple Binding Pockets

G. Palermo, I. Bauer, P. Campomares, A. Cavalli, A. Armirotti, S. Girotto, U. Roethlisberger, M. De Vivo. PLoS Comput Biol 2015 11(6): e1004231Homepage June Issue

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Cover of the JPC B Special Issue in honor of W. L. Jorgensen. February 2015, Vol. 119 Number 3 

Handmade painting by myself and digital manipulation depicting the pioneering work of Prof. W. L. Jorgensen. Homepage Issue

Cover_JCTCCover of JCTC February 2013, Vol. 9 Number 2

Handmade painting by myself depicting TypeII Topoisomerase in complex with DNA.

Molecular simulations highlight the role of metals in catalysis and inhibition of type II topoisomerase

G. Palermo, M. Stenta, A. Cavalli, M. Dal Peraro, M. De Vivo. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2013, 9 (2), pp 857-862