DFSSN

Dipartimento di
Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione
Dipartimento di Eccellenza L. 232/2016

  • Dipartimento di Farmacia e Scienze della Salute e della Nutrizione

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Filomena CONFORTI

 

education

1998 Degree in Pharmacy at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria.

2003 Specialization in “Clinical Pathology” at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria.

professional experience

2006 Researcher (Scientific Disciplinary Sector BIO/15 – Pharmaceutical Biology) at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Calabria.

2015 Associate professor (Scientific Disciplinary Sector BIO/15 – Pharmaceutical Biology). Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria.

managerial/department role

President of the Commission Training and orientation

research fields

The research activity has been always focused on pharmaceutical biology topics, with particular attention to general and applied pharmacognosy matters. In particular, Filomena Conforti, since the beginning of her research career, has developed studies on phytochemical characterization of plant sources particularly interesting for healing fields developing extractive and analytical methods. For analytical characterizations, screening methods (TLC, HPTLC) and more exhaustive

techniques (HPLC, GC, GC-MS, NMR) have been performed. To the extractive and analytical studies, particular emphasis has been devoted to the biological activities of natural chemicals. These investigations have been developed employing different cell lines and focused on the determination of their growth, morpho-functional aspects, cytotoxicity, enzyme inhibition (cholinesterase, amylase, glucosidase, nitric oxide synthase, lipase), phototoxicity and antioxidant activity of phytocomplexes, their fractions and isolated molecules.

The research group to which Filomena Conforti takes part has proficiency to perform assays to test antiproliferative activity against different human tumor cell lines (liver, kidney, lung, melanoma, colorectal, prostate, breast).

Along years, she has developed particular interest on ethnobotanical studies with particular attention to wild dietary plant in order to highlight the relationship between nutrition and health.

Publications

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6699-005X

 

teaching activity

Phytopharmacy - Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria.

Pharmaceutical biology and botany - Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria.

Teaching Unit

Fitofarmacia / Phytopharmacy

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Pharmaceutical biology and botany

https://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view_scheda_insegnamento.cfm?71269&LANG=ITA&71269&LANG=ITA