Federica graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology in 2018 at the University of Cagliari, with the experimental thesis “N-phenylpyrrolamides derivatives as dual target ligands: DNA gyrase b/topo iv inhibitors”. Her research work was carried out at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Ljubljana under the supervision of Assist. Prof. Nace Zidar, Professor Danijel Kikelj and Professor Elias Maccioni.
In 2018, under the supervision of Professor Fernanda Borges, she worked on the synthesis and characterization of multi-target therapeutic compounds mainly directed to the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, at the Faculty of Sciences of Porto.
In 2019, she took part of the ENABLE project, part of the IMI initiative ‘New Drug For Bad Bugs’ (ND4BB), working as researcher at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Ljubljana, under the supervision of Professor Danijel Kikelj. Research was focused on the development of new potential antibiotics active on Gram-negative bacteria.
Federica is currently a PhD student in the PhD Program in Life, Environmental and Drug Sciences (Drug Science Curriculum) at the University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Professor Maria Manconi. Her project is focused on the study of new therapeutic system for the treatment of malaria.