Paolo Melchiorre studied Chemistry at the University of Bologna (Italy), where he received the PhD in Chemistry in 2003, working in the area of asymmetric catalysis. In 2002, PM spent a research period in Denmark at the “Center for Catalysis”, Århus University, where his studies centered on enantioselective organocatalysis. From 2003, PM worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Industrial Chemistry Faculty of the Bologna University. In October 2007, he started his independent career as an Assistant Professor at Bologna University. In September 2009, PM joined the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) in Tarragona (Spain) as an ICREA (Catalan Institution of Research and Advanced Studies) Professor and ICIQ Group Leader. Since October 2018, PM is also a Tenured Senior Researcher at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genoa - Italy.