Prof. Luciano Saso (Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, http://en.uniroma1.it/) received his doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Sapienza University in 1992. He is the author of more than 200 scientific articles published in international journals (total impact factor >500, H-index Google Scholar 34, Scopus 28). He coordinated several research projects in the field of pharmacology and has been a referee for many national and international funding agencies and international scientific journals in the last 25 years. He has extensive experience in international relations, and he is currently the vice-rector for the European University Networks and a member of the Council for Doctoral Education at Sapienza University of Rome. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the UNICA network of the universities from the capitals of Europe (http://www.unica-network.eu/) for two mandates (2011–2015), and, in October 2015, he was elected president for the period 2016–2019.