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 !

  • March 2020 – Prof. Sortino was funded an application for Visiting Professorship at the Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
  • May 2020 – Prof. Sortino has been invited to be a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Society for Photobiology
  • June 2020 – Federica Sodano joined the group as Post-Doc in the frame of the AIRC- IG 2017 project. Welcome Federica!
  • January 2021 – Our paper in Biomater. Sci. highlighted as one of the most popular articles published in the journal, during 2020
  • January 2021– Prof. Sortino proposal for an innovatve industrial PhD was funded as first in the rank with a score of 100/100
  • January 2021 – Francesca Laneri joined the group as PhD student. Welcome Francesca!

Latest Publications

NO Release Regulated by Doxorubicin as Green Light-Harvesting Antenna

A. Fraix, C. Parisi, M. Failla, K. Chegaev, F. Spyrakis, L. Lazzarato. R. Fruttero, A. Gasco and S. Sortino
Chem.Commun. 2020, 56, 6335-6335.


DNA-Targeted NO Release Photoregulated by Green Light

C. Parisi, A. Fraix, S. Guglielmo, F. Spyrakis, B. Rolando, L. Lazzarato. R. Fruttero, A. Gasco and S. Sortino
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, in press


Enhancing Doxorubicin Anticancer Activity with a Novel Polymeric Platform Photoreleasing Nitric Oxide

F. Sodano, R. J. Cavanagh, A. K. Pearce, L. Lazzarato, B. Rolando, A. Fraix, T. F. Abelha, C. E. Vasey, C. Alexander, V. Taresco and S. Sortino
Biomater. Sci. 2020, 8, 1329–1344