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Alexandros Makriyannis

The Power List 2021 – R&D Trailblazers

George Behrakis Chair of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Northeastern University; Founder and Director of the Center for Drug Discovery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Research: Uncovering the biochemical basis of the endocannabinoid system and developing new cannabinoid drugs.

Nominator comment: “Chemist whose work on cannabinoids has significantly contributed to our understanding of the endocannabinoid system and whose tool compounds enabled receptor identification and crystallization of cannabinoid receptors.”

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