1st Joint meeting on Natural Products Pharmacology
Naples, 24th – 26th February 2022
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Valbona Aliko

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Faculty of Natural sciences, Tirana University, Albania. Her research interests are focused on studying the mechanisms of adaptive response of animals to environmental stress, with a special attention to establishing a battery of biochemical, physiological and cytological biomarkers for evaluation of the health status of freshwater and marine biota (invertebrates, fish, amphibians). It also concerns the expression of genes induced by stress factors (heavy metals, pesticides, nanoparticles) and elucidating possible molecular mechanisms of onset of cellular programmed cell death (eryptosis and autophagy). 


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e-mail: valbona.aliko@fshn.edu.al


Mobile: +355 68 22 122 77


Skype contact: valbona.aliko@yahoo.com


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Klodiola Dhamo

Pharmacology and Clinichal Pharmacy Pedagogue/Lecturer - “ALDENT” University, Tirana, ALBANIA, Faculty of Medical Sciences – Pharmacy Department

Vilma Papajani

Professor of “Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy”, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine, Tirana


Seridi Ratiba

Professor. Teacher researcher. Director of Laboratory of Plant Biology and Environment. Axis: Medicinal Plant Physiology and Pharmacognosy. Faculty of Science, Department of Biology University of Annaba

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Mohamed Ragab AbdelGawwad

Associate Professor of Plant Proteomics and Bioinformatics Genetics & Bioengineering Program, Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences, Interanational University of Sarajevo.




e-mail: mrgawad@hotmail.com;  mragab@ius.edu.ba


Cellular : +387 66 63 663      


Office: +387 33 957 203


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Lidija Bach-Rojecky

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb

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Darko Modun

Full Professor, Vice-Dean, Department of Pharmacology, University of Split School of Medicine

Ivana Šutej

She is researcher in pharmacology in dental medicine, Department of Pharmacology – School of Dental medicine, University in Zagreb, Croatia. She is associate professor and her research activity is focused on the rationalization of utilization of medications in dentistry with a particular attention to antibiotics. She had investigated with her team, properties of saliva as diagnostic medium, in particular differences in smokers and nonsmokers and in relation to their oral and periodontal health. Also plant extracts and marine-derived products are new focus in her research for a use in dentistry for preventive as well as therapy purposes. Extracts that can act as antiseptic for oral mucosa, or ones with antifungal activity to prevent prosthetic stomatitis, or the ones with analgesic and soothing properties. 


email: isutej@sfzg.hr

tel: +38598739248

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Mohamed A. A. Orabi

Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University.


Petit Patrice

Directeur de Recherche CNRS.

Céline Rivière

is pharmacist and associate professor in pharmacognosy at University of Lille (France). She is currently conducting research within the joint research unit BioEcoAgro. She develops two research programs, one on the chemical and genetic diversity of wild hops (Humulus lupulus); the second on the phytochemical diversity and the antiviral activities of halophytes (against hepatitis C virus and coronaviruses). She has written 40 research articles in internationally renowned journals.


Email: celine.riviere@univ-lille.fr


Phone number: 00 33 (0)3 20 96 40 41


Skype contact: riviereceline@outlook.fr 

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Valerie Schini-Kerth

Professor of Pharmacology, Strasbourg University.


Lemonia Antoniadi

PhD Candidate
Division of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry,
Department of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupoli Zografou, Athens, Greece

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Ioanna Chinou

Full Prof of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus of Zografou.

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Thoma Efstathia

Enthusiastic Pharmacist, supervisor of the Analytical department of PharmaGnose S.A. eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the field of pharmaceutical industry.


email: efi.thoma@pharmagnose.com


phone number: +306979936046


skype contact: Efi Thoma

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Konstantia Graikou

Chemist and Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Dept. of Pharmacognosy & Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy (NKUA). Her research interests are the chemical analysis and the biological assessment of edible and pharmaceutical plants and beekeeping products, as well as the isolation and identification of their bioactive compounds. She has participated in national and international research projects and she is author in more than 45 publications.




phone number:+30 210 7274283


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Anastasia Karioti

Laboratory Teaching Staff, Section of Pharmacognosy & Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, School of Health Science, National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens.

Antonia Katsouda

Antonia Katsouda is a pharmacist. She is currently postdoctoral Fellow at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. Her research focuses on deciphering molecular mechanisms that drive obesity disease and using this information to develop targeted therapeutic strategies.


email: akatsouda@bioacademy.gr


Tel.: +30210-6597294

Dimitris Makris

Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Thessaly.

Aligiannis Nektarios

Associate Professor, Section of Pharmacognosy & Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, School of Health Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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Anastasia Papachristodoulou

Diploma in Chemical Engineering (2007), Master of Science (MSc) in the field of Chemical Engineering (“Study of action of flame retardants at polymers of polyamide base”, 2007) and in the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (“Structure-Αctivity studies on the A. nidulans purine transporter”, 2010), PhD in the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (“Metabolomic study of cell lines of several cancer types and cancerous tissues”, 2018) and especially in NMR based metabolomics, Post-doctoral research in the field of Natural Products' Chemistry and Pharmacognosy (2018-present). Participation in conferences (international or national) in the fields of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Analytical Tools, Biology etc. (7th Joint Meeting of AFERP, ASP, GA, PSE & SIF on Natural Products with pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and agrochemical interest, EUROMAR 2013: Magnetic Resonance Conference, ΕΜΒΟ Magnetic Resonance for cellular structural biology, HSBMB conferences etc.), experience in NMR-based metabolomics, statistical analysis, cell cultures, biological assays (ΜΤΤ), cell cycle analysis, analytical techniques (HPLC, NMR) and pharmaceutical chemistry. Work experience in many research projects from 2012 until today. Scientific publications in the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry and NMR-based metabolomics analysis. Participation in scientific societies, such as Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research-GA, Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-HSBMB.


Telephone number: 0030 6974 492869

e-mail: anpapac@pharm.uoa.gr

Skype contact anastasia.papachristodoulou

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Andreas Papapetropoulos

Andreas Papapetropoulos is a pharmacist. He is currently Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Pharmacology at the Department of Pharmacy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Affiliated Investigator at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. His research focuses on the mechanisms of action and preclinical evaluation of bioactive substances.


email: apapapet@pharm.uoa.gr


Tel (+30)210-7274786 

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Leandros A. Skaltsounis

He is Full Professor in the Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Athens. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Descartes University on 1987. He has spent six year as academic staff in Paris. Since 1994 he is a permanent member in the University of Athens. At present he leads a research group focusing on natural product-based lead discovery for various applications in therapeutics, functional foods, cosmetics and agrochemicals. 


email: skaltsounis@pharm.uoa.gr

tel: +302107274598 +306973827671

skype: leandros.skaltsounis

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Marianna Vanioti

Chemist in R&D Department at Pharmagnose S.A.

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Tovit Rosenzweig

Researcher in the Departments of Nutritional Studies and Molecular Biology, the head of the program for graduate studies and a member of the Medical School at the Ariel University, Israel. Member of the Israeli Gene Bank council. Research interests: Botanical products for the treatment of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome; Redox balance and diabetes (The role of alterations in redox balance in the pathogenesis of diabetes; Antioxidants for the treatment of diabetes).


E-mail address: tovitro@ariel.ac.il


Phone number: 972-546560839


Skype contact: Tovit Rosenzweig   +972 54-656-0839

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Giulia Abate

Research Fellow (RTD-A) t.d. position (PON-GREEN D.M. n. 1062 del 10-08-2021), SSD. BIO/14, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Section of Pharmacology, University of Brescia, Italy.


E-mail: giulia.abate@unibs.it

Marco Biagi

Researcher at the University of Siena in the sector of Pharmaceutical Biology.  Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Siena).  Currently he is the Director of the post-lauream II level Master in Phytotherapy at the University of Siena and he is the General Secretary of the Italian Society of Phytotherapy (S.I.Fit.). He has a formal role as a teacher at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and at the University of Padua. Marco Biagi is expert in regulatory aspects and quality controls related to herbal medicinal products and botanical food supplements and he collaborates with many European companies and associations, such as EHPM, FederSalus and FEI. He is also a member of the Directive of SIFNUT (Società Italiana Formulatori in Nutraceutica). The main scientific interests of Marco Biagi are: gastroprotective and immunomodulatory activities of natural products; bee propolis; adaptogens; skin protection. 


email: marco.biagi@unisi.it 

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Giovanna Caderni

Associate Professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology  at  the Department Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmacology and Child Health (NEUROFARBA),  of the University of Florence, Italy. Her main research interest is colon carcinogenesis  and chemioprevention with  and natural compounds. Editor of the European Journal of Nutrition (Carcinogenesis section).


E-mail: Giovanna.caderni@unifi.it 

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Gioacchino Calapai

Degree in medicine and surgery. Full Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Department of Biomedical, Dental and Morphological and Functional Imaging Sciences of the University of Messina. Medical specializations achieved in Pharmacology and Child Neuropsychiatry. He was Director of the School of Specialization in Medical Toxicology from 2004 to 2014. He is Director of the School of Specialization in Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology in the non-medical area for the three-year period 2021-2024. He was an elected member of the "Herbal Medicinal Products" Commission of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from 2008 to 2017. He has published 171 peer reviewed scientific articles in international scientific journals and currently has the following bibliometric indexes: citations: 4966; H-index 43. He is reviewer and member of the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals. His pharmacological research topics mainly concern the pharmacology of natural health products and the identification of new therapeutic approaches for the pharmacological therapy of pain. He is in charge of the "Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes with conventional therapies and / or cannabis derivatives" at the "G. Martino ”of Messina.


email: gioacchino.calapai@unime.it

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Vincenzo Calderone

Full professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa.

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Stefania Ceruti

SC is Associate Professor of Pharmacology (University of Milan). She studies how to modulate glial cells in neuroinflammation and pain, also thanks to nutraceuticals. PI in 6 research grants, SC is author of 52 publications and 33 reviews in international peer-reviewed journals and of 2 monographs/book chapters (about 5,200 citations; mean I.F. 4.24; Scopus H Index: 42). She has delivered 20 Invited Lectures, including one Plenary Lecture at the EFIC® Congress in 2017, and 37 oral presentations.

Phone number: 02-50318261

Email: Stefania.ceruti@unimi.it

Skype ID: stefyceruts

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Santa Cirmi

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy at the Department of Pharmacy – Drug Sciences of the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”.

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Alessandro Colletti

PharmD, graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies at the University of Milan, graduated with a second level master's degree in "Food and Nutraceuticals: design, development and marketing" at the University of Pavia, graduated in Food Science at the University of Pisa and PhD fellow in Pharmaceutical and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Turin.


E-mail: dott.alessandro.colletti@gmail.com


Phone number: +39 345.5898928


Skype: alessandro.collo16_1

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Mario Dell'Agli

Full Professor in Pharmacognosy (2019-today) at Dept. of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano. He obtained the degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Diploma of Specialty in Experimental Pharmacology, and Ph.D. in Pharmaco-toxicological, Pharmacognostical Sciences, and Pharmacological Biotechnologies. He was Assistant Professor (2010-2014), and Associate Professor (2015-2019). Mario Dell’Agli is currently the Head of the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy in Milan (2012-today). The research activity is devoted to the study of the biological and pharmacological activities of natural products derived from medicinal and edible plants. Research activity is documented by more than 85 peer reviewed papers (h-index: 27, Scopus). He is also reviewer for more than 30 journals, and Editorial Board member/Editor in 5 international journals. He is co-author of 250 abstracts and scientific meetings and invited speaker in more than 30 National and International meetings. He is Principal Investigator in more than 25 funded Grants by private companies or public institutions.


email: mario.dellagli@unimi.it


Office phone number: 02503 18398 - 02503 18408

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Roberta D'Emmanuele di Villa Bianca

Associate Professor in Pharmacology at the Department of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples, Federico II. She is currently the Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Preclinical and Clinical Research in Sexual Medicine, University of Naples, Federico II. Her research activity focused on the study of i) the role of gas transmitters, nitric oxide, and hydrogen sulfide, in vascular function in a healthy state and inflammatory-based vascular disorders ii) the genitourinary tract pathophysiology iii) natural and/or synthetic products activity in vitro and in vivo animal models.


E-mail: demmanue@unina.it


Tel. +39 081678412

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Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli

He is researcher (RTD-B) in pharmacology, Dept. Neurofarba - University of Florence. In 2016, He obtained
abilitation to associate professor in pharmacology; in 2018 to full professor in pharmacology. His
research activity is focused on the physiopathological mechanisms of pain and the relative
pharmacological modulation. A particular attention is devoted to chemotherapy-induced neuropathic
pain, visceral pain, glial cell signaling and neurorestoration. Natural resources as single compounds,
plant extracts and marine-derived products are deeply investigate. The research activity is
documented by about 200 full papers published on international peer reviewed journals (H index: 33).


email: lorenzo.mannelli@unifi.it


Office phone: 0552758374

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Fabio Fusi

Main research activities.

Analysis of the effect of plant extracts, natural (predominantly flavonoids) and synthetic molecules on: 1) vascular and gastrointestinal smooth muscle (in vitro isolated organs); 2) Ca2+ and K+ currents in single, acutely dissociated, myocytes as well as in cultured cells by the patch-clamp technique.

Co-leader of the "hERG facility", which analyzes the liability of new agents on hERG channel currents in HEK293 transfected cells.


E-mail: fabio.fusi@unisi.it

Tel.: off +39-0577-235203; lab 5377/2375/5378

Skype: fusi.fabio

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Carla Ghelardini

Graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies in 1985 (110/110 cum laude) and in Pharmacy in 1995 (110/110 cum laude). She has been awarded numerous national and international awards; she received his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1993. Since 2000 he is full professor in Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy. From 2007 to 2010 she was President of the Degree Course in Scientific Information on Drugs and from 2010 to 2018 President of the Degree Course in Pharmacy (University of Florence). She was the Rector's Delegate at the Toscana Life Sciences Foundation. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of Pharmacology, Coordinator of the Doctorate in the Area of ​​Drugs and Innovative Treatments, President of the Ce.Sa.L. and Vice-Director of the Neurofarba Department of the University of Florence as well as Editor of international journals. Her bibliometric indexes are as follows: papers 444, H index 46, citations 9248.


email: carla.ghelardini@unifi.it


Office phone: 0552758196

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Angelo A. Izzo

Professor of pharmacognosy at the University of Naples Federico II (Department of Pharmacy). During his scientific career, Angelo spent a period of time undertaking research in France (Inserm U200), Australia (Flinders University) and UK (University of Exeter). He holds relevant Editorial positions, including Editor-in-Chief (Phytotherapy Research), Senior Editor (Br J Pharmacol) and specialty Chief-Editor (Frontiers in Pharmacology). His research interests range from experimental pharmacology (e.g. phytocannabinoids and TRP channel plant-derived ligands) and herbs clinical pharmacology, including herb-drug interactions. In 2014 Angelo Izzo was identified by Thomson Reuters as “ISI Highly Cited Researcher” in Pharmacology. In 2017 was awarded, for scientific merits, with the   honour of “commendatore”, by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.


Email: angeloantonio.izzo@unina.it


Office Phone: 081-678439

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Manuela Labbozzetta

Degree in Biology, Specialty in Clinical Biochemistry, PhD in Pharmacology and Social-Environmental Toxicology. Researcher at Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (STEBICEF), University of Palermo. She has published 41 peer reviewed scientific articles in international scientific journals. Her pharmacological research topics mainly concern the study of the antitumor effects of natural, synthetic compounds and drug carriers in tumor models of innate and acquired multidrug resistance.


E-mail: manuela.labbozzetta@unipa.it

Office phone: +39 09123897425

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Cristina Lanni

She has a great expertise in the field of neurodegeneration. Initially oriented on the pathogenic mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), she then focused on the molecular characterization of the physiological effect of beta-amyloid on cellular network and participated to research new potential peripheral biomarkers for AD. She is now researching on the bidirectional link between gastrointestinal inflammation and neurodegeneration, with particular attention to circadian clockwork modulation in the periphery and in the brain.


Mail: cristina.lanni@unipv.it


Telefono: 0039 0382 987396


Skype: live:cristina.lanni

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Sheila Leone

Researcher, University "G. D'Annunzio" Chieti - Pescara

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Giovanni Enrico Lombardo

Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Italy.

Filippo Maggi

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Camerino and coordinatore of the Master’s Degree in Pharmacy. He take lectures for the following courses: Plant Biology, Pharmaceutical Botany, Pharmacognosy and Food Plants and Phytonutrients. He is expert in extraction, identification and quantification of plant volatile and non-volatile bioactive constituents. Notably, his research activity is articulated into the following lines: i) Bioactive secondary metabolites from aromatic and medicinal plants. ii) Chemical ecology. iii) Nutraceuticals. iv) Chemosystematics.


Email: filippo.maggi@unicam.it


Tel. +39 0737404506


skype: live:a836f4188f066137


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Francesco Maione

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II.

Carmen Mannucci

Graduate in Biological Sciences. She obtained a PhD in Experimental Medicine at the University of Messina. Research Grant at the Department of Biomedical, Dental and Morphological and Functional Imaging Sciences, University of Messina. Since 2009 he is a member of the Italian Society of Pharmacology (SIF) and since 2012 he is a member of the Italian Society of Toxicology (SITOX). Since December 2014 he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Scientific Journal "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine". During her scientific training, she has dealt with the following research topics: Pharmacology and Toxicology; Pharmacology and Toxicology of Medicinal Herbs and Food Supplements; Study of risk biomarkers in smokers; Pathophysiological mechanisms of cerebral ischemia; Biochemical studies on marine organisms. She is author of 59 research articles reported on the main databases (Scopus; PubMed). Bibliometric indicators: citations = 686; h-index = 15.

Alma Martelli

Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacovigilance at Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa (Italy). In 2011 she had a post-doc fellowship at Sheffield-Hallam University (UK). The main area of her scientific interest is experimental cardiovascular pharmacology and in particular the research of therapeutic and nutraceutical approaches to obtain the protection of vascular wall against the ox-inflamm-ageing process. Bibliometric indexes are as follows: papers 100, H index 28, citations 2115.


Email: alma.martelli@unipi.it


Phone number: +39 02219598

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Andrea Mastinu

Assistant professor in pharmaceutical biology from University of Brescia. He has been studying cannabinoids for about 10 years, and recently, he is studying cannabimimetic plants and molecules that act on the endocannabinoid system. Furthermore, Dr. Andrea Mastinu has multiple international scientific collaborations with the aim of studying secondary metabolites of plants under conditions of abiotic and biotic stress.


Email: andrea.mastinu@unibs.it


Phone number: +39 030 371 7653


skype: aristotele1979

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Alessandro Maugeri

PhD Student, University of Messina, Department of Chemical Biological, Pharmaceutical and Enviromental Science.

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Lucia Morbidelli

Associate Professor in Pharmacology at the Dept. Life Sciences, University of Siena. The research activity focuses on the study of the molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis with potential therapeutic implications in the field of cardiovascular, ocular and neoplastic diseases. Scientific production consists in the publication of more than 150 papers of international relevance. The active research lines concern the pharmacological and safety characterization of synthetic and natural molecules in the processes of angiogenesis and endothelial dysfunction. 




phone +39 0577 235381


Skype contact: lucia.morbidelli1

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Laura Musumeci

PhD student at the University of Messina.

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Michele Navarra

Full professor in Pharmacology at the Department ChiBioFarAm, University of Messina (Italy). Degree in Pharmacy and Specialty in Pharmacognosy. Visiting scientist at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy) and at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). Assistant professor at the University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro (Italy; 1996-2006) and Associate professor at the University of Messina (Italy; 2006-2019). Expert for EMA (2011-2015) and Consultant for herbal medicines for AIFA (since 2014). Member of the Executive Board of the SITOX.


Email: mnavarra@unime.it

Phone number: +39 0906766431

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Paola Nieri

Associate Professor in Pharmacology at the Department of Pharmacy of University of Pisa. Director of Marine Pharmacology Interdepartmental Center at University of Pisa. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Life (Section: Pharmaceutical Sciences ). Guest Editor for the Journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Research activity on natural compounds: discovery of new marine and terrestrial natural compounds with anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity and investigation of their mechanism of action.

e-mail: paola.nieri@unipi.it

Institutional phone number: +39-050-2219525

Mobile number: +39-3479661073

Skype: paolan47

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Ester Pagano

Working at the Department of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II. During her scientific career, Ester spent time undertaking research in US (University of Chicago, Biological Sciences Division) and UK (University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine). Her research interests lie in the identification of new molecular targets for the treatment of diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, including colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases. A special emphasis has been given to plant-derived compounds and their molecular targets. Ester Pagano received the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2019 Award. She is Author of 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals. 

Giuseppe Palermo

Degree in Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy at the University of Urbino, Department of Biomolecular
Sciences (DISB). Residency in Pharmacology and Clinical Toxicology, University of Catania, Department of
Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences (BIOMETEC). Executive Pharmacist at Complex Operative Unit of
Public Health, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Department of Prevention, Provincial Health
Company of Trapani. Research activity in the field of Oncology, Pharmacology and Toxicology.


Office Phone: +39 0923 543034

Email: g.palermo@studium.unict.it

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Fortunato Palma Esposito

Postdoc researcher at Marine Biotechnology Department at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples. He got his PhD in biotechnology in 2018 and after that he worked for almost 2 years as innovation consultant writing and managing European projects. Fortunato has a wide experience in microbiology and biotechnology, working both in Italy and abroad with bacteria, yeast and fungi especially from marine sources to identify novel bioactive compounds for biotech applications. 


Email: fortunato.palmaesposito@szn.it


Cell: 3295324192


Skype name:     live:fpefortunato

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Elisabetta Panza

Associate Professor in Pharmacology at the Department of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples, Federico II. Her research activity is focused on:  i) the anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects of natural and synthetic drugs, with regard to the role played by transcription factors (NF-kB, STAT3), in order to identify possible new pharmacological targets in cancer therapy; ii) the involvement of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in inflammatory processes, cancer pathogenesis and skeletal muscle disorders; iii) MicroRNA expression and function in cancer development and progression.


Tel: +39-081-678453


e-mail: e.panza@unina.it

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Anna Pittaluga

Full Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, University of Genoa, Italy

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Paola Poma

Degree in Biology, Specialty in Clinical Biochemistry, PhD in Pharmacology and Social-Environmental Toxicology. Researcher at Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (STEBICEF), University of Palermo. She has published 51 peer reviewed scientific articles in international scientific journals. Her pharmacological research topics mainly concern the study of the antitumor effects of natural, synthetic compounds and drug carriers in tumor models of innate and acquired multidrug resistance.



office phone: 09123897427

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Giorgio Racagni

President of the Italian Society of Pharmacology (SIF). More than two years at the National Institute of Mental Health, Washington D.C. Former Secretary General and President of CINP (Collegium International Neuropsichopharmacologicum). International research awards including Anna Monika Prize (German Neuroscience Academy) and Korsakoff (Russian Academy of Medical Sciences), for neurobiological and molecular studies in the mechanism of action of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs; Research Grants (European Union, Cariplo Foundation, PRIN, national and international foundations); 476 papers in peer reviewed international journals; coordination of 54 books publication on neuropsychopharmacological topics.


e-mail: presidente@sif-farmacologia.it

Lucia Recinella

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara

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Caterina Russo

PhD Student, University of Messina, Department of Chemical Biological, Pharmaceutical and Enviromental Science.

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Enrico Sangiovanni

Degree in Molecular Biology of the Cell (2010) and PhD in Pharmacological Sciences (2014) at the Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI). Currently, Dott. Sangiovanni is a Tenured Research Associate (RTD-B) at Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences (DiSFeB-UNIMI), where he investigates the anti-inflammatory activity of natural products at gastrointestinal and cutaneous level. In his career he has participated in six funded research projects and obtained funding as Principal Investigator for the study of the anti-inflammatory activities of Cannabis sativa L. and Hamamelis virginiana L. at topical level. Dr. Sangiovanni has more than 60 contributions to Congresses, 47 international scientific publications, and is the author of 3 book chapters. Since 2011 he has been a member of the Interuniversity Center for Research on Malaria (CIRM) and since 2012 of the Italian Society of Pharmacology (SIF). He runs the DiSFeB scientific blog: www.ricercamix.org.


Office phone: 02503 18383

email: Enrico.Sangiovanni@unimi.it

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Anella Saviano

PhD student, Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II.

Carmelo Scarpignato

Carmelo Scarpignato, MD, DSc, PharmD, FRCP, FEBGH, EuCP is Professor of Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology at the United Campus of Malta, Msida, Malta as well as Honorary Clinical Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist & Gastroenterologist. Professor Scarpignato’s main research interests focus on digestive clinical pharmacology and nutraceuticals, upper GI pathophysiology and therapy as well pain medicine. He has authored more than 500 publications on these topics and edited 28 books on Pharmacology & Therapeutics of Digestive Diseases, being included amongst the Top Italian Scientists by the Virtual Italian Academy.

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Lara Testai

Associate Professor (from 2018-today) of Pharmacognosy, Pharmacotherapy and Nutraceuticals and nutrigenomics at Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa (Italy). Her research activity is dedicated to cardiovascular pharmacology and in particular the research of natural approaches to obtain a protection of cardiovascular system against ageing and age-related morbidities, including metabolic disorders and cardiac fibrosis. Research activity is documented by107 peer reviewed papers (h-index: 30).


Email: lara.testai@unipi.it

Skype address: lara.testai

Phone number: +39 050 2219596

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Daniela Uberti

Associate professor in Pharmacology at the University of Brescia. She obtained her degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, at University of Milan and  Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Brescia.

During her scientific career, she spent 1 at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and 2 years at Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, China. She has focused her research on the study of early oxidative stress events occurring in aging and neurodegenerative disease. 


e-mail: daniela.uberti@unibs.it


Institutional phone number: +39 030 3717519/509


Skype: daniela1758

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Hammad Ullah

He is a Ph.D. student in Nutraceuticals, Functional foods and Human health at the Department of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, Naples Italy. His research interests are the development of nutraceuticals and food supplements with the aim of disease prevention and chemical profiling of botanical extracts. He authored more than 27 peer-reviewed articles in internationally renowned journals and 7 book chapters.


Email: hammad.ullah@unina.it 

Phone number: +39 351 071 3681

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Daniel Venturi

In 2020 I graduated the Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology and in 2022 I took the master’s Degree in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies. Since November 2022 I’m a PhD in Drug Research and Innovative Treatments at the laboratory of Prof. Carla Ghelardini (University of Florence). I have experienced in handling in vivo, ex-vivo and in vitro models but in particular to setting up 3D human cultures (dorsal root ganglia organoids) to study the mechanisms underlying the neuropathic pain.

Email: daniel.venturi1@unifi.it


Francesco Visioli

Associate Professor of human nutrition at the University of Padua, Italy and Adjunct Investigator at the Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados (IMDEA)-Alimentación. His research ranges from in vitro studies of bioactivity (test tubes, cell cultures) to in vivo tests, performed on laboratory animals and/or humans. Dr. Visioli has a publication record of more than 300 papers and book chapters, which have been cited over 13,000 times. He gave invited lectures in over 100 meetings. Currently, Dr. Visioli is the Editor-in-Chief of PharmaNutrition, Associate Editor of Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, in addition to being a member of the Editorial Board of several other journals. Presently, Dr. Visioli is Leader of the “Fats and Human Health” division of Eurofed Lipid and was member of the EFSA GMO Panel.


email: francesco.visioli@unipd.it


Office phone: 0498276107

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Eid Ali

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut.

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Antoine Mikhael Saab

Professor at Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences. The objective of his research activities was Phytochemistry and pharmacology of Cedrus libani trees native from Lebanon.Under the supervision of "Conseil National de la recherche scientifique Libanaise" (CNRSL).




e-mail: antsaab@gmail.com


Phone: 04-721996

Mob. + 961 71096507


Everaldo Attard

Professor Attard is qualified as a pharmacist and furthered his studies in agriculture. He is an associate professor at the University of Malta, heading the Division of Rural Sciences and Food Systems. He is officially recognised by the Malta Medicines Authority as the herbal consultant. Since then, he has been the Maltese delegate on the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (EMA), the Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group (HMA) and the Committee of Spices and Culinary Herbs (Codex).


email: everaldo.attard@um.edu.mt


phone number: +356 23402321


Skype contact: everaldo572



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Noureddine El Aouad

Professor at Abdelmalek Essâadi University Morocco, He is a Doctor in Natural products and bio-organic chemistry, he started working as a researcher in Valencia university in Spain then at Foundation Medina as a senior scientist. With more than 15 years of professional and academic experience in pharmacognosy, drug discovery, natural products and medicinal chemistry:  isolation, structural elucidation, semi-synthesis, synthesis and biological activities of bioactive compounds


Email: n.elaouad@uae.ac.ma


Skype: nour.aouad1


Tel: +212 661186156

Es Safi Nour Eddine

Completed his PhD in organic chemistry in 1997. He undertook various postdoctoral research and is currently working as a full professor at Mohammed V University in Rabat. His research focuses on natural products, their structural elucidation and their biological activities. He has published many research papers and is Editorial Board Member of various scientific journals (Journal of Food Composition & Analysis, Current Bioactive Compounds, Heliyon - Food Science, ...).


e-mail: nour-eddine.es-safi@um5.ac.ma

phone number: (+212) 6 61 06 68 94


Natália Martins

PhD, Researcher and Professor, she has extensive experience in dietetics and clinical nutrition, drug discovery, phytochemistry, phytopharmacology, functional foods/nutraceuticals. She has increasingly focused on the use of naturally-occurring bioactives for human health, not only from the point of view of health promotion, disease prevention, but also treatment. Natália published >120 articles (H-index: 25) and presented >40 articles in national/international conferences.


Email: ncmartins@med.up.pt


Telephone: +351 934784386


Salvador Cañigueral

Professor. Unit of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Therapeutics. Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences. University of Barcelona.

Garcia Viguera Cristina

Research Professor at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

Rocío De la Puerta Vázquez

Full University Professor at Pharmacology Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Seville

e-mail: puerta@us.es

Phone number: +34 54556722 (Office)


Research group

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Raúl Domínguez Perles

Tenured Scientist at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

Rosa Mª Giner Pons

Full University Professor at Pharmacology Department, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de València.


e-mail: Rosa.M.Giner@uv.es

Phone number: +34 963543609 

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M. Pilar Gómez-Serranillos Cuadrado

Full Professor. Departament od Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany. Faculty of Pharmacy. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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Diego A. Moreno-Fernández

Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS-CSIC)

Research Scientist

Phytochemistry and Healthy Foods Lab (LabFAS)

ORCID ID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6547-8764

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Olga Palomino

Doctor in Pharmacy, Dpt Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany. Faculty of Pharmacy University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. Invited speaker in several Courses or conferences related to Phytotherapy, Manufacturing or Legal framework of Herbal medicines at European level. 32 International and National Congress Communications. Active participation in 6 Competitive Research Projects. Director of 3 PhD and 13 Final Year Dissertations. Authorship of 50 research articles, 2 books, 12 book chapters. Memberships: Groups of Experts 13A and 13B of the European Pharmacopoeia (European Commission). Organisational Matters Drafting Group – (ORGAM DG) and Working Party on European Union Monographs and European Union List (MLWP) at the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) (EMA). Research Group “Pharmacology of Natural Products” UCM. Scientific Assessor at the Phytotherapy Research Center (Infito, Spain).


email: olgapalomino@farm.ucm.es


phone number: 00 34 609 57 61 68

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M. Carmen Recio

Full Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Valencia.

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Takoua Ben Hlel

PhD, Postdoc Researcher and tutor at the National institute of applied sciences and technology INSAT, Laboratory of engineering of proteins and bioactive molecules LIP-MB Tunis, Tunisia. The research activity focuses on: the extraction and purification of bioactive molecules from plants and microalgae: antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial activities, cell culture applications: antiproliferative and cytotoxic assays, in vitro digestion and absorption assays using Caco-2 cells model, fatty acids and phenolic compounds investigation via HPLC/MS and GCMS. 


E-mail: takoua.hlel@yahoo.com


Phone: +216 53 831 961


Skype contact: takoua BHlel 

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Kemal Husnu Can Baser

Near East University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy.

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Damla Kirci

Selçuk University, Pharmacy Faculty, Departmant of Pharmacognosy,Research assistant
Anadolu University, Department of Pharmacognosy, PhD student and Uppsala University, Department of Pharmacognosy, Visiting researcher.

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Esra Küpeli Akkol

Prof.Dr., Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacognosy, Etiler/Ankara.

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Ilkay Erdogan Orhan

Pharmacist degree (1993) from Gazi Univ (Ankara, Turkey), 1st M.Sc. degree at Dept of Pharmacognosy, Gazi Univ in 1996, 2nd M.Sc. in 1998 at the Univ of the Ryukyus (Japan), Ph.D. degree in Pharmacognosy, Gazi Univ in 2002, post-doc at Univ of Winnipeg (Canada) in 2003, Assoc. Prof. in 2004, and full prof in 2009, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi Univ. 255 scientific papers, 43 papers in other scientific journals, 18 book chapters, 3 patents (Turkish, US, & EP), 5 patent applications, and 3 books, h index: 43 (WoS), 46 (SCOPUS), over 6800 citations. 


E-mail: iorhan@gazi.edu.tr


Phone: +90-532-6458543


Skype: live:cid.ab8fb438bf67cd28

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Didem Şöhretoğlu

She studied pharmacy and she is working at Department of Pharmacognosy, Hacettepe University, Ankara (Turkey). Her research interests focus on isolation of potentially active plant metabolites, investigation of anticancer (apoptosis, cell cycle and mTOR pathway), enzyme inhibitory (β-glucosidase, tyrosinase) activities natural products and predicting binding positions by using molecular docking studies. She is Pharmacognosy section editor of Journal of Research in Pharmacy currently. 


Email: didems@hacettepe.edu.tr, didemsohretoglu@yahoo.com


Phone number: +90 3123051089


Skype name: didemsohretoglu

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