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Post doctoral fellow at the Institute of Nanotechnology of the National Council of Research (CNR NANOTEC)
Dr. Cinzia Citti graduated in Biotechnology in 2011 at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) with a thesis on the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of positive allosteric modulators of AMPA receptors. During her PhD in Chemical and Molecular Sciences she moved to the School of Chemistry of the University of Bristol to work on lithiation/electrophilic trapping chemistry in the laboratory directed by Prof. Varinder Aggarwal. In 2015 she joined a project of Prof. Cannazza on metabolomic characterization of cannabis extracts at the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR NANOTEC). In 2018 they were selected as international experts of cannabis chemistry by the World Health Organization to write the review reports for the first revision process of the legal status of cannabis after the 1961 Single Convention. Her contribution to the knowledge of cannabis chemistry resulted in the recent discovery of new classes of phytocannabinoids with extremely interesting pharmacological properties. Now she is a senior post-doctoral fellow at the CNR NANOTEC and collaborates with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia on a project for the characterization of the phytocannabinoid fingerprinting of different cannabis varieties by means of high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometry techniques.