Francesco Tonolo

Francesco Tonolo

Cannabis Geneticist and R&D scientist

Tonolo’s academic research focuses on the evolution of cannabinoids and their diversity. With advanced molecular genetic techniques and by growing plants in controlled experiments, he investigates how cannabinoid have evolved, how domestication contributed to cannabinoid profiles diversification and how modern breeding influenced the genes copy number. he has designed, setup, conducted and supervised different types of medicinal Cannabis research projects for Leiden University. He also collaborates with several companies doing scientific research on medicinal Cannabis.

All Sessions by Francesco Tonolo

10:30 - 13:00

Tools and techniques for cannabis breeding and cannabinoid production and isolation

Amsterdam

Attendees will learn modern, state-of-the-art methodologies in cannabis breeding cannabinoids production and isolation.

10:30 - 13:00

Cannabinoids genetics and evolution

Amsterdam

Attendees will be walked through the last 20 years of research which led to the discovery of cannabinoid genes, the understanding of their inheritance and evolution. The module will also dive into recent genomic datasets (2012-2020) outlining the future of minor cannabinoid research.

10:30 - 13:00

Cannabinoids biochemistry and biosynthesis

Amsterdam

this module will provide a complete review of the studies that contributed to the development of the current cannabinoid biosynthetic model. We will dive into the controversial dismissal of minor cannabinoids as degradation products and will discuss new evidence casting light on their medicinal value

10:30 - 13:00

From Cannabis domestication to modern cultivars

Amsterdam

The first module will introduce to the history of cannabis domestication, the evolution of separate gene pools and how breeders leveraged on cannabis genetic diversity to create the medicinal cannabis cultivars that are now available on the market. During this module, real up to date datasets on THC, CBD and CBG cultivars will be discussed.

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