General Director



Giuseppe Nisticò is Full Professor of Pharmacology since 1980. Qualified in Medicine in 1965 (110/110 with honours) and specialized in Neuropsychiatry (70/70 with honours) in 1968.

He was Director of the Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Messina (1976-1983) and then Director of the Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Catanzaro. From 1990 to 2011 he was Full Professor of Pharmacology, University of Rome, Tor Vergata.

From 1995 to 1998 he was President of the Calabria Region and from 1999 to 2004 was Member of the European Parliament and President of a Committee of the Italian Government for a network of excellence in Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

From 2006 to 2011 he was Director of the Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies Center and of the European School for the Assessment of New Medicines (University of Rome Tor Vergata).
In addition, from 2008 to 2011 he  was President of the Scientific Committee for the New Degree Course in Pharmacy (in English). From 2011 till now he is responsible for the International Relations of the same Degree Course in Pharmacy.

From 2010 to 2011 he  was Commissioner of the European Brain Research Institute (EBRI) Fondazione “Rita Levi-Montalcini”. Since 2011 he is General Director of EBRI.
He was member of the Committee for Human Medicinal Products of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from 2004 to 2010 and since 2007 he is member of the EMA Management Board.

Author of approx 300 publications in international journals of Pharmacology and Neuroscience and in addition he is author or editor of more than 25 volumes published by international Publishing Companies.

His main scientific interests: role of neurotransmitters in sleep/arousal mechanisms and pharmacological modulation of synaptic plasticity.