2017: Training course "Use and Abuse of Supplements in Sports" (Kern School Milano).
2015: Training course "Modulation of the Endocannabinoid System in the Treatment of Spasticity and Associated Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis” (valid for E.C.M. credits), Polo Didattico Le Scotte, Siena.
2013: Training course “For the Protection of Health and Safety of Workers Exposed to Cancer and Mutagen Agents”, Polo Scientifico San Miniato, Siena, 2013.
2012: Waystage 3 Level at the Wall Street Institute of Siena.
2002: PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a final dissertation on new HIV-1 integrase inhibitors.
1997: Achieving certification of Pharmacist.
1997: Pharmaceutical and Applied Chemistry Honours Degree with a thesis in Organic Chemistry, Correlator Dr. R. S. Ward, Reader in Chemistry at the “Organic Chemistry Department”, University of Wales, Swansea.
2016-2017: Designated as “Professore Aggregato” at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, keeping the course of “Analisi dei Medicinali I”.
2012-2016: Designated as “Professore Aggregato” at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, keeping the course of “Analisi dei Medicinali II”.
2007-2012: Designated as “Professore Aggregato” at the Faculty of Pharmacy, keeping courses on “Analisi Qualitativa e Quantitativa delle Sostanze Naturali”, “Laboratorio di Analisi Chimica delle Sostanze con Attività Biologica” and “Analisi dei Medicinali II”.
2007 (October 1th): Designated as university researcher at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Applied Chemistry, working on design and synthesis of cannabinergic modulators.
2006-2007: Research grant at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Applied Chemistry on “Synthesis of selective ligands for central and peripheral nervous system”.
2002-2005: Research grant at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Applied Chemistry on “Synthesis of compound analogous of Anandamide”.
1994-1995: Erasmus grant as PhD student working on natural antitumoral compounds (synthesis stereoselective of Podophyllotoxin derivatives) at the Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Wales, Swansea (UK).
Technical skills and competences
Organic synthesis; drying solvents; vacuum and inert atmosphere distillation; chromatography: TLC, Column, HPLC, LC-MS; NMR: Bruker 200 and 400MHz instruments; IR, UV, polarimeter, Buchi Syncore; Software: Microsoft Office XP (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), ChemDraw; Databases: Chemical Abstract, Beilstein Commander, SciFinder; Languages: English: good / French: good.