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 !

  •  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. Welcome!


  • March 2020 – Mimimorena Seggio completed her stage at the Cyclolab (Budapest) and she returned to the lab. Welcome back!


  • March 2020 – Prof. Sortino was funded an application for Visiting Professorship at the Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil

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