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 !

  • 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!
  • March 2021 – Our paper on peroxynitrite generated by red light just accepted in Chemical Sciences and featured in the Back Cover and as Hot Paper.
  • April 2021 – Our paper on NO photorelease with fluorescent reporting with cyclodextrin conjugates just accepted in New J. Chem. and featured in Front Cover.

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, accepted for publication


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.


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