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
Tools and techniques for cannabis breeding and cannabinoid production and isolationAmsterdam
Attendees will learn modern, state-of-the-art methodologies in cannabis breeding cannabinoids production and isolation.
Cannabinoids genetics and evolutionAmsterdam
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.
Cannabinoids biochemistry and biosynthesisAmsterdam
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
From Cannabis domestication to modern cultivarsAmsterdam
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.