Ernesto Fattorusso; Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Naples "Federico II"
William H. Gerwick; Full Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego
Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati; Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Naples "Federico II"
All three editors have previously written books:
Modern Alkaloids. Structure, Isolation, Synthesis, and Biology. (E. Fattorusso and O. Taglialatela-Scafati eds.). Wiley Ed., October 2007.
Flavour and Fragrance Chemistry (V. Lanzotti and O. Taglialatela-Scafati eds.). Kluwer Academic Publisher, November 2000.
Oceans and Human Health, Risks and Remedies from the Sea (P.J. Walsh, S.L. Smith, L.E. Fleming, H.M. Solo-Gabriele, W.H. Gerwick) Academic Press (Elsevier) 2008.
Ernesto Fattorusso was assistant professor at the University of Naples (1963-75); in 1975 he became full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Science. In 1980 he moved to the Faculty of Pharmacy, where he was elected Dean twice. In 2002 he won the A. Quilico Award (SocietÃ Chimica Italiana) and in 2004 the P. Scheuer Award (Akademie of Erfurt). He has published more than 300 research papers.
Orazio Taglialatela Scafati got the Ph.D. in "Bioactive Natural Products" in 1997, under the supervision of Prof. Fattorusso. Currently, he is Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Naples "Federico II". His research interests deal with isolation, structure elucidation and semisynthetic transformations of bioactive secondary metabolites from marine invertebrates and terrestrial plants. He is the author of 45 research papers and the editor of the book "Flavour and Fragrance Chemistry".