Mauro Maccarrone

University of L’Aquila, Italy

Dr. Mauro Maccarrone, is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry at the Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L’Aquila (Italy). He is also Head of the Lipid Neurochemistry Unit at the European Center for Brain Research – IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome.

Published numerous highly cited full papers (citations = 24702; h-index = 83 according to Scopus). Invited speaker at more than 110 international congresses, Guest Editor of 16 theme-issues of scientific journals, holder of 9 granted patents.

President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) in 2010-2011. Chair of the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on “Cannabinoid Function in the CNS”. Visiting Professor at University of Cambridge in 2017.

Received various international awards, including the “2007 IACM (International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines) Award for Basic Research”, the “2016 Mechoulam Award” for cannabinoid research and the “2020 Tu Youyou Award” for medicinal chemistry.

Included by Stanford University in the “2023 World Top 2% Scientists’ List”, and listed among the “Top Italian Scientists”.

Secretary of the Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2023.

Chair of the FEBS Advanced Courses Committee and Director of FEBS since 2024.