Prof. Massimo Pregnolato

Medicinal Chemistry Professor at the University of Pavia, Italy
Quantumbiolab – Department of Drug Sciences – University of Pavia, Italy

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Massimo Pregnolato is Professor of "Medicinal Chemistry" and "Synthesis of Drugs" within the "Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology" degree course at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Pavia. Professor by the Medical and Cellular Molecular Biotechnology course, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele - Milan. Director of Quantum Bio Lab. Founder of Quantumbionet and quantIP in October 2006. Founder of Italian Biocatalysis Center in July 2007. Chief Editor of Quantum Biosystems. Chairman of Quantum Paradigms of Psychopathology (QPP). Member of Scientific Commitee of Istituto di Ricerca “Paolo Sotgiu” in Psichiatria e Cardiologia Quantitativa ed Evoluzionistica, Università of Lugano, Switzerland. 2010 Giorgio Napolitano Medal Prize. Advisory Board Member of DNA Decipher Journal , Antropologia della Salute, Scientific GOD Journal. Member of Quantum Art Group Italy priced by “Italia degli Innovatori” Agency for the dissemination of technologies for innovation. Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

Prof. Pregnolato has published numerous works related to chemistry and biotechnology and he filed about ten patent applications. His most recent publications on quantum biology focus on potential psychiatric interest of subcellular nanonetworks as quantum biosystems.

A Long Shadow over the Soul: Molecular and Quantum Approaches to Psychopathology An Interdisciplinary Dialog with Psychiatrists FANO - March 2012

The Role of Microtubules in Psychopathology

Is it possible that psychopathological diseases such as depression and psychosis involve different states of consciousness through the biological interface called: "Cytoskeletal Quantum Nanowire-Network"? Is there any correlation between hallucination and cell-molecular interactions, or any cause for changing the conscious state that may be detected by measuring the gamma synchrony, which is better correlated to consciousness and which has already provided a variability of responses in different psychopathological conditions and meditation?

In this presentation we try to demonstrate that it seems to be consistent the hypothesis that Schrödinger proteins interactoma and in particular the cytoskeleton nanowire network is the best biological interface for potential expression of consciousness, being typical and specific for each animal species and that consciousness is always a potential. It’s very fascinating to think that every animal possess a primary Schrödinger proteins complex (cytoskeleton) and even in the absence of circulating serotonin there is a potential of consciousness that is essential to the behavior of some life forms, while other species such as invertebrates, procariotes and even archea possess expertise in their own domain probably mediated by their own Schrödinger proteins interactoma.
The above-described coherent framework reflects the meaning of the ability of a quantitative approach to psychopathology.