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 !

  • October 2019 – Mimimorena Seggio has started her PhD secondment at the Cyclolab (Budapest).


  • November 2019 – Cristina Parisi has started her PhD.


  • November 2019 – Chiara Giunta and Federica Leotta obtained their MSc in Pharmacy with Laude.


  • January 2020 – Sara Payamifar (Iran) joned the group as visiting PhD student.


Latest Publications

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, in press.


Biofriendly Route to Near-Infrared-Active Gold Nanotriangles and Nanoflowers through Nitric Oxide Photorelease for Photothermal Applications

G. Nocito, S. Petralia, M. Malanga, S. Beni, G. Calabrese, R. Parenti and S. Sortino
ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2019, 2, 7916-7923