Silvana earned a Ph.D in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology in 2008 (University of Cagliari, Italy) and a Laurea (M.Sc.) degree in Medicinal Chemistry in 2005. As a Researcher at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, in the Pharmaceutical Department at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and in the Pharmaceutical Department at the University of Cagliari, Silvana has worked in international contexts improving her knowledge in basic and clinical research. Particularly she worked on pharmaceutical synthesis and characterization of peptides and molecules with different biological activities, clinical trials and pharmacovigilance. At CRS4 she is involved in multidisciplinary clinical research projects, where among other tasks, shes's responsible of clinical data management activities.