The magazine MAQ September 2018 MAQ Magazine November 2018 - Page 228

Science is also a point of view, as Massimo Pregnolato's work clearly shows us.

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Pavia, he has published more than a hundred works and has deposited a dozen patents, focusing his interest on the biochemistry of the cells and on subcellular nanowire networks seen as quantum biosystems in physiologic and patologic situations.

His research shows a real gash in the opaque canvas of the Academies, opening up to new developments and, in a sense, breaking down the dividing walls between science and art. We are in a field, in fact, in which the Cimento of Galilean memory - or, in other words, the verification, is possible only up to a certain point.

Of course, all this is possible after Popper has introducedin scientific research a more effective concept, that of falsification: a theory that appears true, remains true, until someone shows that it is not true.

Thus, Pregnolato's studies can venture into the boundless prairies of quantum biology.

It proposes the logic of quantum physics, applying it to the structures that govern life.

The engine of everything is light, as he himself suggests:

"Photochemical reactions, electron transfer, ionic interactions, photosynthesis, the sense of sight and the breaking of DNA