The Commissioner

PROF. GIUSEPPE NISTICÒ

CURRENT POSITION

Full Professor of Pharmacology, University of Rome Tor Vergata

 

EDUCATION

1965    Degree in Medicine (110/110 with honours)

1968    Specialized in Neuropsychiatry (70/70 with honours)

1972    Libera Docenza (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

1973            Assistant Professor in Pharmacology, University of Naples

1980            Associate Professor of Pharmacology, University of Messina

1976-1983    Director of the Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Messina

1980            Full Professor of Pharmacology, University of Messina

1990            Director of the Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Catanzaro

1986            Prorector of Reggio Calabria University

1994            Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy

1991 till now Full Professor of Pharmacology, University of Rome Tor Vergata

1995-1998     President of Calabria Region

1999-2004     Member   of   the   European   Parliament   and   President   of   a   Committee   of   the   Italian Government for a network of excellence in Biomedicine and Biotechnology for the VI FP of research in Europe

From 2006    Director   of   the  Pharmaceutical   Biotechnologies   Center   and   of   the  European   School   for the Assessment of New Medicines, University of Rome Tor Vergata

From 2008    He was appointed by the Rector of University of Rome Tor Vergata President of the Scientific Committee for the New Degree Course in Pharmacy (in English)

From January 2010 Commissioner of the European Brain Research Institute (EBRI) Fondazione “Rita Levi-Montalcini”

ROLES AT THE EUROPEAN MEDICINE AGENCY (EMA, LONDON)

Member of the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) from 2004 to 2010

Member of the European Parliament at the EMA Managment Board from 2007 till now

 

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS

Member of several National and International Societies of Pharmacology and Neurosciences

 

PUBLICATIONS


Author of approx 300 publications in international journals of Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Author or Editor of approx 20 volumes published by Academic Press, Raven press and other international Publishing Companies

Invited speaker to many international Congresses and organizer of several international Meetings

 

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

Pharmacological modulation of synaptic plasticity (long term potentiation)

Role of neurotransmitters in sleep/arousal mechanisms, in cardiovascular control and in the regulation of hypotalamic-pituitary hormones

Role of nitric oxide in the control of central functions and in the pathophysiology of neurodegeneration

Electrophysiological and pharmacological control of epilepsy