Education and Training
2013 Degree in Biological Science, University of Florence
2013-2015 Research Fellowship in Pharmacology, University of Florence, Department of Health Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology and Oncology Unit
2015-2018 PhD in Clinical Sciences-Pain Therapy, University of Florence, Department of Health Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology and Oncology Unit
2019 FELASA educational Course Care and use of laboratory animals: mice, rats and zebrafishat University of Crete Modules (A, B, C, D -1, 2, 3.1, 4, 5, 6.1)
2019 Teaching course on ‘Application of immunohistochemistry in pharmacology’ Universidade Federal de Santa Maria-Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Santa Maria, Brazil.
2019 Assistant Professor (grade A), University of Florence, Department of Health Sciences Clinical Pharmacology and Oncology Unit.
Prizes and awards
2016 Best oral presentation at the 37th Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Farmacologia, Napoli, Italy, 27-30 October 2015
2018 Italian National Prize “SIF-Farmindustria” Edtion 2018, for the best pharmacological research
2019 Research Prize “Fondazione Valentina de Castro” for the best publication
2019 Italian Prix Galien, “Premio per la ricerca, l’innovazione dei farmaci e dei dispositivi medici” for the best publication.
2019 Best oral presentation at the 33° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee, Napoli, Italy, 14-16 June 2019.
2016 37th Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Farmacologia, Napoli,Italy, 27-30 October 2015
2018 Monothematic Congress SIF, Glial Cells and Therapeutic Perspective: Form Maladaptive Plasticity to Neurorestoration. Firenze, 29 June 2018.
2019 33° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee, Napoli, Italy, 14-16 June 2019.
2019 50th anniversary of the foundation of the EORTC Melanoma Group
Function in the international Scientific Community
2017-today Responsible for the Illustration Redraw Service for Virchows Archiv
2019 Review Editor in Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery for Frontiers in Pharmacology
2020 Operational Coordinator of the Advanced Bioimaging Research Unit (ABiR)
2020 Scientific Evaluator for the Czech Academy of Sciences
Scientific society member
Società Italiana di Farmacologia (SIF), International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee (SISC)
Francesco De Logu is a basic scientist who has opened a new area of investigation in the lab by coupling pharmacology and bio-imaging. Francesco, using unique expertise in several in vitro (molecular and cellular biology and immunohistochemistry) and in vivo (mastering complex models of diseases in mice) techniques, has markedly contributed to the understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of neuroinflammatory pathways that sustain chronic pain. Editor in Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery, Frontiers in Pharmacology.
Francesco De Logu is author of 32 peer-reviewed articles. He participated to 15 national and international congresses.
Total Citations = 349; H-Index 11 (Scopus Basic Search)