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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

 

lucia.morbidelli@unisi.it

 

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. 

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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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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

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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.

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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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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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