I am currently working as INDICAR Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Vienna, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, in the group of Prof. Bernhard K. Keppler. The INDICAR (Interdisciplinary Cancer Research) Programme, which is co-funded by the EU Frameworkprogramme 7 (FP7) Marie Curie Actions, promotes an interdisciplinary approach in the field of cancer research. My present project is focused on the interaction studies of small molecules with peculiar non-canonical DNA structures called G-quadruplexes, which can be considered excellent selective biological targets for anticancer drugs due to their involvement in particular cellular carcinogenic pathways. As a matter of fact, my research is carried out inside a research platform called "Translational Cancer Therapy Research" where the institute of Inorganic Chemistry is in collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna. During my previous positions, including a 3 years postdoc at the Univeristy of Palermo in the group of Prof. A.M. Almerico, I have been working on the interactions between metal complexes (NiII, CuII, ZnII, PtII) and nucleic acids. I spent my Ph.D between the University of Palermo (Italy) under the supervision of Dr. G. Barone, and the University of La Coruña (Spain) joining the supramolecular chemistry group of Prof. J.M. Quintela. During the doctoral period, I also worked at University of Birmingham (UK) in the group of Prof. M. J. Hannon as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher.