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 !

  • December 2021 – Francesca Laneri received the award as best oral presentation at the Conference of the Italian Group of Photochemistry. Congratulations Francesca!
  • January 2022 – Nadia Licciardello joined the group as assistant professor. Welcome Nadia!
  • February 2022 – Mimimorena Seggio obtained a position of assistant professor at the University of Verona. Congratulations Mimi! It was a pleasure having you in the group for 4 years!
  • March 2022 – The project SUPREME – Polymeric Cyclodextrin-Based Supramolecular Constructs Photoreleasing Nitric Oxide for Combating Antibiotic Resistance – of Prof. Sortino has been funded in the frame of Horizon Europe – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) PF Grant.
  • May 2022 – Dr. Yota Suzuki joined the group as a visiting post-doc in the frame of the project CYCLONET. Welcome Yota!

Latest Publications

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.



Nitric Oxide Photoreleases with Fluorescent Reporting

A. Fraix, C. Parisi, M. Seggio and S. Sortino
Chem. Eur. J. 2021, Doi: 10.1002/chem.202101662



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.