Prof.

BALLABENI Vigilio

Professore di II fascia
Settore scientifico disciplinare:
FARMACOLOGIA (BIO/14)
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Graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (Faculty of Pharmacy) from the University of Parma in 1985; Graduated in Pharmacy in the same University in 1986. PhD in Gastroenterological Sciences in 1996. Research Assistant at the Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, University of Parma in 1997; Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Parma in 2002; Coordinator of the First Degree Course of Scientific Information on Medicinal Products of the University of Parma since 2005 (stopped in 2008/2009) and Coordinator of the First Degree Course of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Parma since 2009 (stopped in 20111/2012). Within the Department of Pharmacy he is elected President of the Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Techology (CTF) (5 years single-cycle degree course - class LM13) of the University of Parma in 2015, a role he still holds today (re-election for the three-year period 2019-2021 within the Department of Food and Drug Sciences).
With regard to teaching assignments from the academic year 2002/2003 to 2010/2011 he was professor of Pharmacology (8 CFU) within the First Cycle Degree Course of Scientific Information on Medicinal Products (ISF) and subsequently of the First Cycle Degree Course in Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (SFA).
From academic year 2009/2010 holds the teaching of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy (9 CFU) of the single-cycle Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Techology (CTF). From academic year 2014/2015 is the owner of the teaching of Pharmacovigilance (5 CFU) integrated with the teaching of Pharmacoeconomics (subsequently Economic Analysis of Healthcare Interventions) within single-cycle Degree in Pharmacy. 

From 2014 he holds the teaching of Pharmacovigilance (1 CFU) within the School of Specialization in Hospital Pharmacy currently belonging to the Department of Food and Drug Sciences).

From academic year 2014/2015, first within the Department of Pharmacy and then in the Food and Drug Department, he was appointed delegate for outbound orientation and policies of connection with the world of work and job placement.

From 2009 he is a member of the teaching staff of the PhD program in "Pharmaceutical sciences, biomolecules and health products" currently belonging to the Department of Food and Drug Sciences.
In the Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy he started to investigate the patho-physiology of the gastrointestinal tract focusing on the investigation of the role of the endogenous mediators histamine and acetylcholine in the control of motor and secretory processes. These studies also continued at the Department of Pharmacy and later at the Food and Drug Department.
Parallel work was devoted to the pharmacological characterization of new compounds developed as non steroid anti-inflammatory drugs in collaboration within labs of medicinal chemistry of different Italian universities. Subsequently this fruitful line of research was applied also to plants and plant extracts selected on the basis of folk herbal treatments. More recently, he has also been involved in studies aimed at characterizing the alterations of gastrointestinal motility associated with experimental Parkinson's models and on the study of the efrine system (and search for specific ligands), in order to investigate, also through the preparation of specific experimental models, the basic mechanisms associated with this system and investigate the efficacy of pharmacological interventions aimed at control of the functional alterations involved. Since 1995 member of the Italian Society of Pharmacology (SIF), is author of over 90 scientific articles and over 70 contributions to national/international congresses. He has been Scientific Coordinator of Local Unit within a 2003 COFIN project supported by grant.

Thursday and Friday from 15:30 to 17:30. Daily availability after contact by e-mail.

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

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Professor/Teacher

Other appointments

Coordinator of the single-cycle Master's Degree Course in CHEMISTRY and PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY (2015

Lines of research

1) Characterization of anti-inflammatory/analgesic and antiplatelet/antithrombotic activity of new synthesized compounds or herbals and evaluation of gastrointestinal tolerability. 2) Study of original selective antagonists of the histamine H3 receptor a potential target for innovative therapies aimed to treat CNS disorders 3) Study of the patho-physiology of gastrointestinal tract associated to gastric acid-peptic dysfunctions, to intestinal ischemic/obstructive injuries and to dopaminergig nigrostriatal neurodegeneration (Parkinson’s experimental model) for the development of specific original pharmacological interventions aimed at controlling the consequent organic and functional disorders. 4) Study of the pharmacological modulation of intestinal inflammatory states (IBD: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases)) through specific experimental models that reproduce chronic inflammatory states of the intestine such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. 5) Study of the ephrine system (Eph-ephrin) and research of specific ligands, in order to investigate, also through the preparation of specific experimental models, the pharmacological interference with the bidirectional signaling supported by this family of tyrosine-kinase receptors that seems to play a significant role in different types of cancer.

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Phone number
905095
Fax number

905091

Office location

Plesso di Farmacia, Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco - Campus Universitario dell'Università degli Studi di Parma,
Parco Area delle Scienze 27/A  -  43124 Parma

Corpo C - lato SUD, Piano PRIMO, locale 13.08.1.038