Prof.ssa

NICOLI Sara

Professore di II fascia
Settore scientifico disciplinare
FARMACEUTICO TECNOLOGICO APPLICATIVO (CHIM/09)
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Since 2014 I’m Associate Professor at the Food and Drug Department of the University of Parma. Myr research is focused on dermal, transdermal and ocular drug delivery. In particular my research lines concern: 1) set-up of ev-vivo models for the study of drug retention and permeation across biological barriers and, in particular, mucous membranes, ocular tissues and skin; 2) the preparation, characterization and evaluation of innovative drug delivery systems (microemulsions, nano and micro carriers, micelles, polymeric films); 3) technique for the enhancement of drug absorption across biological tissues (iontophoresis, nanovectors, chemical enhancers, cell penetrating peptides). The final aim is the realization of drug formulations characterized by high efficacy, lower side effects and an high patient’s compliance, in particular for the treatment of diseases affecting the eye, mucosal membranes and the skin.

Born in Piacenza (Italy) on 24th December 1971.

Since 01-10-2014 she’s Associate Professor at the Department of Food and Drug of the University of Parma in Italy.

Education and Carrier:

1/2/2004 – 30/09/2014 Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Parma in Italy.

13/1/2005 – 15/9/2005 Visiting Researcher at the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology of the University of Bath, UK.

1/11/2000- 31/1/2004 Post Doc position (full time) : Department of Pharmacy, University of Parma, Italy.

25/1/2001 Discussion of PhD thesis Subject: Dermal and transdermal administration of drugs: two case-studies

1/11/1997 – 31/10/2000 PhD student (Doctoral School: Biopharmacy and Pharmacokinetic) -tutored between the Department of Pharmacy, University of Parma, Italy and the Laboratoire de Physico-chimie, Pharmacotechnie et Biopharmacie of UMR CNRS 8612 – University of Paris XI – France. She was grantee of a mobility scholarship from the Italian Ministery of University and Scientific and Technologic Research

2/5/1997 – 31/10/1997, Fellowship holder (full time) on the subject: “Dermal administration of a drug for photodynamic therapy” c/o o Department of Pharmacy, University of Parma, Italy

11/3/1997. Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (Class: 110/110 cum laude- full marks)).

International Experiences:

• Invited Professor c/o ISPB (Institut de science Pharmaceutiques et Biologique), Faculty of Pharmacy, University Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, France

• Visiting professor c/o Laboratories of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology of the University of Bath, UK

• PhD Student c/o Laboratoire de Physico-chimie, Pharmacotechnie et Biopharmacie of UMR CNRS 8612 - Université Paris XI – France

Scientific production

More than 80 papers published on international peer reviewed journals;

1 patent (granted);

1 book chapter;

10 invited talks;

more than 130 conference proceedings.

Invited Talks

  • “Topical Application of Polymeric Nanomicelles in Ophthalmology “GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE; Cornea and Ocular Surface Biology and Pathology;  Maintaining and Restoring Corneal and Ocular Surface Health, Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, February 16 - 21, 2020
  • “Innovative strategies to overcome ocular barriers”, in “Crossing Biological Barriers, in Health and Disease”, XV FISV Congress, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy • 18-21 September 2018
  • “Peptides in ocular delivery: drugs and potential carriers”, 15th Edition Of The European Symposium On Controlled Drug Delivery (ESCDD2018), Egmond Aan Zee, The Netherlands 11-13 Aprile 2018.
  • « Targeting the posterior segment of the eye: barriers and enhancing techniques», “Workshop: Ophthalmic formulations: Challenges and Advances”, Pisa, 24 Febbraio 2012
  • « Targeting the posterior segment of the eye: new drug delivery strategies » Worshop " Pharmaceutical Technologies and Herbal Products – From Nature to Medicine "– Facoltà di Farmacia dell’Università di Salerno, 6 Giugno 2011
  • “Ocular Delivery of Macromolecules”, Workshop : “Updates on Drug Delivery: from the Lab to the Clinical Setting” School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, 8 Dicembre 2010
  • « Transscleral delivery of macromolecules : the iontophoretic approach » 2nd Conference Innovation in Drug Delivery : From Preformulation to Development through Innovative Evaluation Process, Aix-en-Provence, FR, 3-6 Ottobre 2010
  • “Chimeral agglomerates technology: improving the therapy of malaria in children”in “Updates on Drug Delivery: from the Lab to the Clinical Setting” School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, 24 Febbraio 2010
  • « Biodisponibilite et Bioequivalence des Produits Topiques » 16ème Course Francophone de Biologie de la Peau Humaine ; CoBip 2009 : Actualités en Biologie Cutanée, Lione (FR), 25-27 Marzo 2009
  • “Ex-vivo methods for the evaluation of drug transport across biological barriers”, 2nd AItUN Annual Meeting “Toward the development of drug delivery systems” Perugia, 7-8 Marzo 2008

 

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Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Professor/Teacher

Teacher tutor

  • Full cicle (5 years) PHARMACY A.Y. 2020/2021
  • Full cicle (5 years) PHARMACY A.Y. 2019/2020

Lines of research

My research is focused on drug delivery across biological barriers such as skin, ocular tissues and buccal mucosa. In particular, my research lines concern: 1) set-up of ex-vivo models for the study of drug retention and permeation across biological barriers and, in particular, mucous membranes, ocular tissues and skin; 2) the preparation, characterization and evaluation of innovative drug delivery systems (microemulsions, nano and micro carriers, micelles, polymeric films); 3) technique for the enhancement of drug absorption across biological tissues (iontophoresis, nanocarriers, chemical enhancers, cell penetrating peptides).

Publications

Orcid

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6955-0957

Contacts

Phone number
905065
Office location
Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco
Parco Area delle Scienze, 27/A
43124 PARMA