Professor Giovanni Tosi
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Since November 2005, Professor Giovanni Tosi is a researcher in the field of Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He was awarded his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2005 at the same University. He is Coordinator of the Applied Technology curricula for the PhD School in Health Products and also an active member of several committees/boards within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University. He is a Research Associate at the NEST Centre, Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR, Pisa, Italy. His research on Nanoparticles for CNS delivery and targeting has been honored with several national prizes and awards. It was also awarded as one of the Hot Topics (150 selected research topics out of over 19,000 proposals) at the World Neuroscience Meeting (Society for Neuroscience) in both 2011 and 2012. He is author or co-author of more than 100 publications in international journals (of which 5 are reviews and 3 are book chapters) and gave over 200 presentations (invited speaker, oral presentations and posters) in international and national congresses.
He has participated as collaborator in several Italian projects supported by the Italian Research Ministry and HDF funding. He is now collaborating with a broad network of scientists in various institutes and Universities including Uppsala, Ulm, Marseille, Alabama, Wien, Padova, UniSTEM Milano, Istituto Superiore della Sanità, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo as well as many national and international industries (Gilead Sciences, Biomarin). He currently acts as referee for the top journals in Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery. He is a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Drug Delivery Letters, Journal of Nanoneuroscience and ISRN Pharmaceutical. In 2009, he organised the Italian Chapter Controlled Release Society meeting which included talks by experts in the fields of Neuroscience and Nanotechnology. He was also member of the Committee for Research of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is scientific delegate for international cooperation and coordinator of UNIMORE Nanomedicine Platform since 2017 and vice-chair of WG Nanotherapeutics in the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine since 2019.
His primary research activity is based on the development of lipid and polymeric systems for the delivery and the targeting of drugs to diseased tissues or cells. In particular, drug delivery to the Central Nervous System, by using Nanoparticulate Vectors (Np). In particular, the research is focussed on the planning, preparation, characterization and administration of Np after surface modifications.