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Prof. Chiara Fabbri

Chiara Fabbri psychiatrist Controversies Psiquiatry Barcelona
Università di Bologna, Italy & King’s College London, United Kingdom
Talk How far does pharmacogenetics go?
Date Friday, April 21st, 2023
Time 18:05 - 18:50
Round Table 4 Precision in drug therapy


Chiara Fabbri, M.D Ph.D., is a psychiatrist and researcher working on the genetic factors involved in psychotropic drug response and in the heterogeneity of depression. She works as lecturer at the University of Bologna, Italy, and she is a visiting researcher at King’s College London, where she previously was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow. She obtained a Ph.D. in psychiatric pharmacogenetics at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Dr Fabbri contributed to the identification of the genetic predictors of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and to the genetic characterization of depression subtypes. Recently, she explored the use of genetic predictors of TRD for drug repositioning, and the use of electronic health records of primary care to identify individuals with TRD, leading to a relevant increase in sample size for pharmacogenetic studies. Currently, she is involved in several international projects that aim to identify biomarkers to stratify patients with psychiatric disorders and to provide personalised health care.

She is author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, 11 book chapters, 20 oral presentations at international conferences and over 70 congress abstracts (H index 30).