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The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DiSFarm) was founded in 2012 from the merger of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences “Pietro Pratesi” and the section of Organic Chemistry "Alessandro Marchesini" of the Department of Molecular Sciences Applied to Biosystems.
The DiSFarm is organized in four sections: Medicinal Chemistry "Pietro Pratesi", General and Organic Chemistry "Alessandro Marchesini", Pharmacology and Biosciences "Simonetta Nicosia", and Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation "Maria Edvige Sangalli". The different sections combine specific scientific skills which favour the promotion and coordination of interdisciplinary research lines in the framework of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Scientific and educational goals are to improve the knowledge in the field of basic and applied research, a pivotal cultural investment to design a qualified research aimed at the discovery of novel drugs and able to boost an effective technology transfer.
The research at DiSFarm covers a range of activities focused on design, synthesis, development, and analysis of new biologically active molecules, and original pharmaceutical drug delivery systems, dietary supplements, cosmetics, biocides and medical devices. DiSFarm’s scientific activities are financially supported by Italian and European grants and are also assisted by collaborations with public institutions and national/international companies.
To train young researchers, the Department hosts the PhD course in “Pharmaceutical Sciences”, the postgraduate school in “Hospital Pharmacy”, an interuniversity Vocational Master and eight Advanced Programmes.

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