Innovate Research Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences

December, 2nd 2022

Sala Congressi del Polo Piagge
Via Giacomo Matteotti, 11, Pisa

Deadline submission abstract postponed
November, 25th at 13.00

Men Speaker

About The Conference

After the huge success of the past year of IRPES, the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Pisa, and the Ph.D. students of the doctoral school in "Science of Drug and Bioactive Substances" invite all interested participant to a new International Conference on "Innovative Research in Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences".

This conference offers a well-organized scientific program to the audience and includes a wide range of keynote presentations, plenary lectures, symposia, and poster presentations.

This year, IRPES 2022 will be focused on the multidisciplinarity and sharing of scientific knowledge with the aim of creating synergies between different research realities. The intervention of highly qualified international scientists with different expertise in the chemical-pharmaceutical, medical, biological, and molecular fields will ensure an excellent scientific level and an important moment of disclosure of the most recent discoveries and advances in research. The idea of organizing this workshop came from the peculiar multidisciplinary nature of our Doctoral Course in Drug and Bioactive Substances Science, seeing us as actors in the research on drugs and bioactive substances in different and complementary sectors from Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Technology, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology making our field multi-sectoral. Moreover, the possibility of sharing research results with internationally renowned speakers will allow us to enrich our knowledge, create new collaborative networks for the development of project ideas, increase the level of internationalization of the PhD program, and promote the PhD students growth towards autonomous and conscious research.


The official language of the IRPES2022 conference is English.

The program is available.

Opening Ceremony

Moderator: PhD Student Mauro Di Stasi
  • 8.30 - 9.00

    Professor Bernardo Tellini (Pro rector of Doctoral research, University of Pisa)
    Professor Maria Letizia Trincavelli (Director of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa)

    Professor Da Settimo (Director of the Doctoral School of Science of Drug and Bioactive Substances)

First Session

Moderator: PhD Student Lorenzo Di Simo
  • 9.00 - 9.45

    Plenary lectures

    Prof. Ana Rita C. Duarte,
    Title: “Innovation in pharmaceutical sciences – breakthroughs in the liquid form"
    (Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department from Faculdade de Ciências Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • 9.45 - 10.00


    Dr. Angelica Mero,
    Title: “An innovative sustainable approach to the synthesis of Etoricoxib”
    (Post Doc Researcher, Dipartimento di Farmacia, Università di Pisa) 
  • 10.00 - 10.15


    Claudio Ferdeghini,
     Title: “An insight into the use of Dicationic Ionic Liquid-based deep eutectic solvents in the Biginelli reaction"
    (3rd-year PhD student, Department of Pharmacy) 
  • 10.15 - 10.30


    Rebecca Ferrisi,
    Title: "New insights into bitopic orthosteric/allosteric ligands of cannabinoid receptor type 2"
    (3rd-year PhD student, Department of Pharmacy)
  • 10.30 - 11.00

    Coffe Break

Second Session

Moderator: PhD Student Ylenia Pieracci
  • 11.00 - 11.45

    Plenary Lecture

    Dr. Valentina Maggini,
    Title: “Medical Cannabis: (Past), Present and Future”
     (Manager of Research at Research and Innovation Center in Phytotherapy and Integrated Medicine, Careggi University Hospital.)
  • 11.45 - 12.00


    Dr. Era Gorica,
    Title: “Role of macrophage NCOR1 in HFpEF”
    (Post Doc Researcher, University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich)
  • 12.00 - 12.15


    Lorenzo Germelli,
     Title: “Translocator Protein (TSPO, 18 kDa)-mediated neurosteroidogenesis regulates microglial functional phenotype“
    (3rd-year PhD student, Department of Pharmacy)
  • 12.15 - 12.30


    Calligaris Matteo,
    Title: “Dissecting the role of iRhom2 in MHC class I molecules maturation and ectodomain shedding“
     (3rd-year PhD student, Department of Pharmacy, scientist in proteomica preso fondazione Ri.MED)

Lunch and Poster Session


    Third Session

    Moderator: PhD Student Lucrezia M. Comparini
    • 14.00 - 14.45

      Plenary Lecture

      Dr. Magnus Gustafsson,
      Title: “Applied organic chemistry – Case stories from the Pharmaceutical Industry“
       (Senior Manager at LEO Pharma)
    • 14.45 - 15.00


      Dr. Nadia Petersen,
      Title: “Academic-Industrial Collaborations – perspectives from both sides of the table“
       (Scientist in Leo Pharma, Copenaghen, Denmark)
    • 15.00 - 15.15


      Giovanni Petrarolo,
      Title: “Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Inhibitors Bearing an Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine Core Structure as Effective Cytotoxic Agents“
       (3rd-year PhD student, Department of Pharmacy)
    • 15.15 - 15.30


      Andrea Bacci,
      Title: “In vivo pharmacokinetic studies and metabolism predictions of PDK1/AurA dual inhibitor in aggressive and invasive cancers: a case study“
       (3rd-year PhD student, Department of Pharmacy)
    • 15.30 - 16.00

      Coffe Break

    Fourth Session

    Moderator: PhD Student Lara Russo
    • 16.00 - 16.45

      Plenary Lecture

      Prof. Francesco Paneni,
      Title: “The Emerging Role of Epigenetics in Cardiovascular Medicine: Mechanisms, Biomarkers and Drugs”
       (Professor of Cardiology and Director of CTEC, University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich) 
    • 16.45 - 17.00


      Dr. Serena Mero,
      Title: "The hereditay spastic paraplegia type 11: a multi-omics approach"
      (Post Doc Researcher, IRCCS-Fondazione Stella Maris)
    • 17.00 - 17.15


      Lorenzo Flori,
      Title: “Translational application of pharmacometric modelling approach: Gatifloxacin lesion PK in a rabbit model of tuberculosis” 
      (3rd-year PhD student, Department of Pharmacy)
    • 17.15 - 17.30


      Moderator: PhD Student Brunella Grassiri

General Information


The invited speakers play a key role in this conference. Four plenary lectures will be held by Italian and International Professors. They are all experts in different fields, and all have knowledge in specific scientific areas. They will present their research projects and they will be glad to share with the audience their goals, their results, and the future prospective.

speaker img

Prof. Ana Rita C. Duarte

Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department from Faculdade de Ciências Tecnologia

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

speaker img

Valentina Maggini

Manager of Research at Research and Innovation Center in Phytotherapy and Integrated Medicine

Careggi University Hospital

speaker img

Magnus Gustafsson

Senior Manager

LEO Pharma

speaker img

Prof. Francesco Paneni

Professor of Cardiology and Director of CTEC

University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich

Keynote Lectures

Invited PhD students and Post-Doc researchers will present their research projects, highlighting the most interesting aspects of their works.

keynotes lectures will be held.


Angelica Mero (Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pisa, Italy) | Claudio Ferdeghini (University of Pisa, Italy)

Rebecca Ferrisi (University of Pisa, Italy) | Serena Mero (Post Doc Researcher, IRCCS-Fondazione Stella Maris)

Lorenzo Germelli (University of Pisa, Italy)| Calligaris Matteo (University of Pisa, Italy)

Nadia Petersen (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Uppsala University, Sweden)| Giovanni Petrarolo (University of Pisa, Italy)

Andrea Bacci (University of Pisa, Italy)| Era Gorica (Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland)

Lorenzo Flori (University of Pisa, Italy)

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee is represented by PhD students of the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Pisa. They designed the conference.


Brunella Grassiri - Edoardo Sisti - Elisa Angeloni

Emily Cioni - Francesca Corsi - Italo Cirone

Jacopo Spezzini - Lara Russo - Lorenzo Di Simo

Luca Campisi - Lucrezia Margherita Comparini - Mauro Di Stasi

Noemi Scacciati - Paolo Caferra - Raffaella De Luca

Riccardo Di Leo - Salvatore Galati - Samuele Masoni

Valentina Paganini - Valeria Poggetti - Ylenia Pieracci

Book of Abstract

All submitted abstracts are available in the book of abstract.


Poster Dimension: A1 (59x84)

Registration closed

Our Sponsors

The conference is funded by University of Pisa in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy

Brand Logo
Brand Logo