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August 20, 2021
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August 27, 2021
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A special issue will be published in connection with Phytochemistry Reviews (SCI-exp., impact factor: 5.374) for the selected presentations in Natural Products session

Francesco Epifano

University "Gabriele d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara

Prof. Epifano obtained his degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology in 1993 from the University of Perugia, Italy. In 1998, he obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the same University of Perugia. As a research Associate of Plant Biology and Phytochemistry, he moved in 2006 to the Department of Pharmacy of the University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, where he is currently Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. His recent work is concerned with synthesis, analysis, and pharmacological properties of secondary metabolites from plants, fungi, and bacteria with a particular reference to oxyprenylated phenylpropnaoids and polyketides. Prof. Epifano was the recipient of the 2010 IADR / Glaxo Smith Kline Innovation in Oral Care Award as the co-investigator of the project entitled “Therapeutic potential of Citrus auraptene for periodontal disease”, the 2012 Apivita Award for Phytochemistry, and the 2017 Pierre Fabre – Phytochemical Society of Europe Innovation Award. Author of > 250 papers on IF-ranked international journals (H-index 38), 5 book chapters, and 4 patents Prof. Francesco Epifano delivered several lectures in the occasion of national and international congresses, and currently serves as a rReviewer for many important international journals. He is Editor in Chief for the chemistry section of Heliyon (Cell Press Eds.) and Associate Editor of Phytochemical Analysis (Wiley Eds.). Furthermore Prof. Epifano served as Guest Editor for Bentham, Wiley, and MDPI journals. Since 2019 he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Congress “Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical Analysis (RDPA)”, and since 2020 member of the Scientific Committee of the “Summer School in Pharmaceutical Analysis” (an annual appointment issued under the auspices of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry).

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