Armando Genazzani obtained his degree in Medicine and Surgery. He then moved to Oxford, to the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH, Zurich; where he held an EMBO long-term fellowship) and to Cambridge, where he was appointed to a lectureship up to retirement age and was also named an Official Fellow and graduate tutor of Clare Hall. He returned to Italy in 2003 and is now a Full Professor of Pharmacology and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Univerità del Piemonte Orientale. He also coordinates a Masters degree in Regulatory Affairs and Market Access and the EMOTION Master (www.emotion-master.eu) funded by the European Union ij the same University.
He has authored over 180 papers in international journals and is a named inventor on four patents. He has also received the David Phillips Fellowship for research in marine biology and the Marine Biology station of Plymouth in 1997 and the Galeno Prize for Young Scientists in 2008. Armando Genazzani is also active in the drug regulatory arena. For the World Health Organization, he has been on the expert panel of the World Health Organization for international non-proprietary names and on the panel for the selection of Essential Medicines. He has sat as a member in various Institutional Review Boards for Clinical Research. At present, he participates in the Scientific-Technical Committee of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) and in the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).