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Sara Pannilunghi

Junior Scientific Editor

About Sara

Sara is a Pharmacist who is pursuing her Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemistry. From a very young age, she was passionate about storytelling and performing arts such as dancing and acting. As time passes, she became more conscious of the power of words and she discovered how the passion for writing and her curiosity towards chemistry could reconcile. As a scientist, she is now happy to contribute to the discovery of new small molecules for the treatment of chronic inflammatory disorders. As a writer, she is still strongly convinced that a good story can heal even the deepest wounds.

Sara is the editor of 2 Breaks:

Rethinking priorities in conservation planning to tackle the biodiversity crisis

Freshwater ecosystems are the most threatened in the world yet hardly considered in conservation planning. We show that current conservation efforts focused on terrestrial biodiversity do not guarantee protection for freshwater species. However, the solution is not far away: integrated terrestrial-freshwater conservation substantially improves freshwater protection without undermining terrestrial species.

Nov 19, 2021 | 3 min read
The crocodile that crossed an ocean

The study of a forgotten crocodile skull collected in Libya back in 1939 suggests that the extinct Crocodylus checchiai may be the link between the Nile and the American crocodiles. This discovery would support the hypotheses of crocodiles’ journey across the ocean from Africa to America.

Aug 27, 2021 | 3.5 min read