Alessio Terenzi was born in Palermo (1981), Italy. He obtained his master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Palermo (2007), where he also completed his Ph.D (2011), under the supervision of Prof. G. Barone. During his PhD, he worked in Prof. J. M. Quintela’s group at the University of La Coruña, Spain (2009), and as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Prof. M. J. Hannon’s group at the University of Birmingham, UK (2010). After completing his first postdoc at the University of Palermo (2014), he moved to the University of Vienna, Austria, with a Marie Curie Cofund Fellowship (INDICAR). In Vienna, he developed his project on the in-cell interaction of metal complexes with G-quadruplex DNA motifs, between the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. B. Keppler) and the Research Platform of Translational Cancer Therapy Research (Prof. W. Berger). In 2018, thanks to a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, he moved to San Sebastian, Spain, in the group of Prof. L. Salassa, where he is currently working on the development of photoactivatable anticancer prodrugs, which simultaneously incorporate nuclear imaging capability.