Rosario PIGNATELLO

Full Professor of Pharmaceutical and technological applications of chemistry [CHIM/09]
Office: Dip. Scienze del Farmaco - piano I
Email: r.pignatello@unict.it r.pignatello@gmail.com
Phone: 0957384042
Mobile: 3920789470
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Office Hours: Tuesday from 09:30 to 10:30 confermare via email o telefono | Thursday from 11:00 to 12:00 confermare via email o telefono


ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022


ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021


ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020


ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019


ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018


ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017


ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

·      Preparation, physico-chemical characterization and biological evaluation of polymeric micro- and nanoparticles as modified drug delivery systems

·      Synthesis, physico-chemical characterization, biological evaluation and QSAR studies on lipophilic prodrugs and conjugates (drug-lipoamino acid conjugates)

·      Synthesis of chemically engineered polymers for drug delivery and targeting       

·      Liposomes, lipid nanocarriers and micelles as drug delivery systems

·      Calorimetry (DSC) studies on vesicular biomembrane models  


Specific research areas:

 

  •  Anticancer drugs
  •  Gene therapy
  •  Neurodegenerative disorders
  •  Ophthalmic drug delivery
  •  Non
  • Anagrafica
  • -steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  •  Antioxidants
  •  Nanomedicine in microbiological diseases  
  •  Brain drug delivery

 


 

     Former Director of the School of Specialization in Hospital Pharmacy, University of Catania


     Member of the Directive Board of the Controlled Release Society (CRS - Italy Chapter)
     Member of the Teaching Council of the PhD course in Neurosciences (University of Catania)
     Member of the Board of the Interuniversity Research Consortium TEFARCO Innova (Parma)
     Specialist Consultant of ALMA Society, Naples (Homeopathic training and research)

     Independent Expert for the European Commission (evaluation of FP6, FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe projects)
     Independent evaluator for the National Agency LLP Italy - ERASMUS (Lifelong Learning Program: Intensive Programs; Erasmus +)
     Member (External Expert) of the Technical Working Table on Central Action Anorectic Substances - Italian Ministry of Health (since 2015).


      Scientific Responsible of the Research Center in Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnologies (NANOMED) (Univ. of Catania)
      Scientific Responsible of the Research Center in Nutraceuticals and Health Products (CERNUT) (Univ. of Catania)
      Member of the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Diagnosis and Therapy of Brain Tumors (Univ. of Catania)
      Member of the Research Center in Ocular Pharmacology (CERFO) (Univ. of Catania)