CISSN Coordinator:


Filippo Drago – BIOMETEC, University of Catania, (Italy)

Filippo Drago is an Italian pharmacologist, neurologist and psychiatrist. He has held several positions in international pharmacological societies, such as President of the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR) and member of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) nominating committee. In September 2015, Prof. Filippo Drago was appointed chairman of the Neuropsychopharmacology Section of the IUPHAR.  Prof. Filippo Drago is the holder of several patents in the field of Pharmacology and has has published more than 380 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Filippo Drago is a Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences at the University of Catania, Italy. He obtained his Medical Doctor Degree in 1978 at the University of Catania, Italy and obtained a PhD in Pharmacology in 1982 at the University of Utrecht, in the Netherlands, working with Prof. David de Wied.

Prof. Filippo Drago main research interests are in the fields of Ocular Pharmacology and Neuropsychopharmacology. He has been a visiting scientist at Utrecht University, Szeged University (Hungary), Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA.

In the last decade he has also worked in the fields of Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoeconomics. He was a member of the Scientific Board of the Italian Institutional Drug Agency, Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA), from 2004 to 2009 and has been a member of the Board for Pricing and Reimbursement of AIFA since 2012. He was the Director of the International PhD Program in Neuropharmacology (2002-2013) and he is the director of the Master Course in Drug Regulatory Affairs at the University of Catania's Medical School.


CISSN 2019 Scientific Director:


Alessandro Serretti - University of Bologna

Alessandro Serretti, since 2012, has been Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Bologna. His current research activity is focused on clinical genetics and pharmacotherapy of mood disorders and schizophrenia. Prof. Serretti is author of about 1000 peer-reviewed publications, and authored a book about psychiatry. He is involved in a large network of international collaborations, is PI in several italian and international research projects. He his coordinator of a large research group, focused on the study of clinical genetics of mood disorders, psychosis and schizophrenia. 


CISSN - International Summer School of Neuroscience