Our research focuses on the combination of custom-designed photoresponsive molecules with nanomaterials to develop  photoactivatable nanoconstructs for biomedical applications. Discover more by exploring the website.

News from the Lab !

  • July 2023 – The  PRIN PNRR Project 2022 with Salvatore Sortino as Responsible of the Research Unit was funded. 
  • December 2023 – Cristina Parisi received the best communication award at the Italian Meeting of Photochemistry – Sestri Levante (GE). Congratulations Cristina!
  • May 2024 – Francesca Laneri got the post-Doc position in our Lab. Congratulations Francesca!
  • May 2024 – Prof. Sortino received the grant for Visiting Professor at the Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC) – Brazil
  • May 2024 – Our paper on an ultrarapid fluorescent sensor for NO detection just published on J. Mater. Chem. B. and highlighted in the cover

Latest Publications

A fluorescent probe with ultrarapid response to nitric oxide

C. Parisi,  A. Pastore, M. Stornaiuolo and S. Sortino
J. Mater. Chem. B 2024, 12, 5076-5084.



Red Light-Photosensitized NO release and its monitoring in cancer cells with Biodegradable Polimeric Nanoparticles

A. Fraix, C. Parisi, G. Longobardi, C. Conte, A. Pastore, M. Stornaiuolo, A.C.E. Graziano, M.E. Alberto, A. Frances-Monerris, F. Quaglia and S. Sortino
Biomacromolecules 2023, 24, 3887-3897.


A Generator of Peroxynitrite Activatable with Red Light

C. Parisi, M. Failla, A. Fraix, L. Menilli, F. Moret, E. Reddi, F. Spyrakis, B. Rolando, L. Lazzarato, R. Fruttero, A. Gasco and S. Sortino
Chemical Science 2021, 12, 4740-4746.