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 !

  • July 2023 – The  PRIN Project 2022 with Aurore Fraix as Responsible of the Research Unit was funded. Congratulations Aurore!
  • July 2023 – Our paper on red-light photosensitized NO generation just published on Biomacromolecules.
  • July 2023 – Our paper on the photoreactivity of Curcumin in carrier systems just published on J. Photochem. Photobiol. B.
  • July 2023 – The  PRIN PNRR Project 2022 with Salvatore Sortino as Responsible of the Research Unit was funded. 
  • December 2023 – Cristina Parisi received the best communication award at the Italian Meeting of Photochemistry – Sestri Levante (GE). Congratulations Cristina!

Latest Publications

Red Light-Photosensitized NO release and its monitoring in cancer cells with Biodegradable Polimeric Nanoparticles

A. Fraix, C. Parisi, G. Longobardi, C. Conte, A. Pastore, M. Stornaiuolo, A.C.E. Graziano, M.E. Alberto, A. Frances-Monerris, F. Quaglia and S. Sortino
Biomacromolecules 2023, 24, 3887-3897.



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