Cinzia Sanna, PhD

Researcher of  Plant biology and Pharmaceutical botany (SSD BIO-15)

ORCID, 0000-0001-9797-2460;

Scopus Author ID: 24175138900



2008: PhD at University of Cagliari

2004: Graduated in Natural Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy


Academic and professional experience

2015-today Researcher of Plant biology and Pharmaceutical botany at University of Cagliari, teaching Pharmaceutical Botany in the course of study of Pharmacy.

2012 -2014 Postdoc Fellow at the University of Cagliari, engaged in the isolation of antiviral secondary metabolites from plants.

2009- 2011 research fellow at COSMESE (Consorzio per lo Studio dei Metaboliti Secondari), Cagliari, dealing with extraction of secondary metabolites from Sardinian endemic flora.

2005-2008 PhD Student at University of Cagliari


Professional Memberships and Activities

Member of the Società Botanica Italiana (SBI), since 2015


Major collaborations

Department of Live and Environment Sciences, University of Cagliari;

Department of Environmental Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, Second University of Naples;

Department of Environmental Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania, Caserta, Italy;

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnologies, University of Bologna;

Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia del Farmaco, University of Turin;

Department of Pharmacology, M.G.V’s Pharmacy College, Panchavati, Nasik , Maharashtra, India.


Participation in the following project:

PRIN 2008, project entitled “Plant products for the treatment of inflammatory-infectious disorders of the female genital apparatus”;

RAS LR7 2008, title of project “Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of new inhibitors of the ribonuclease (RNase H) function associated with the reverse transcriptase of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)”;

RAS LR7 2010, title of project “Innovative targets for the identification of new inhibitors of the early stages of HIV-1 replication: functional studies and development of new inhibitors”;

Biotech Piante Sarde project, funded by Regione Autonoma della Sardegna;

Discovery, design and development of STING agonists as immune modulators with antiviral and anticancer activities” funded by Fondazione di Sardegna.


Major Achievements

Research interests focus mainly on identification of Sardinian plants with potential biological/pharmacological properties starting by ethnobotanical information and on extraction of volatile components and crude extracts from them

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