Prorettrice vicaria e con delega a Ricerca e Innovazione e Professoressa ordinaria di farmacologia, Università degli Studi di Milano "La Statale"
Vice Presidente di Fondazione Unimi
Presidente di Gruppo2003 per la ricerca scientifica
Commendatore dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
Maria P. Abbracchio is Full professor of pharmacology at the University of Milan, where she also currently serves as Vice-Chancellor and Vice Rector for Research and Innovation. She is also Vice President of Fondazione Unimi that aims at translating results from basic research into products and applications for human, animal and environmental health. Her research is mainly focussed on the set up of novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, with an increasing interest in Big Data. She is author/coathor of more that 200 scientific publications in international indexed Journals and she has been granted various Scientific Prizes. In 2014 she has been nominated Commander of the Highest Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (motu proprio by President Giorgio Napolitano) and she is President Elect of Gruppo2003 per la ricerca scientifica, that gathers the most cited Italian scientists (“highly cited scientists”, less than 0.5% of all publishing scientists). She is also member elect of the Lombardy’s Life Sciences Cluster that brings together public and private players in diagnostics, advanced therapies, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare technologies, to create new business opportunities for its territory.