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 !

  • 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.
  • May 2021 – Adriana Graziano joined the group as Post-Doc in the frame of the AIRC- IG 2017 project. Welcome Adriana!
  • June 2021 – Our review on NO photoreleasers with fluorescent reporting, acceptd in Chem. Eur. J. and selected as showcase of outstading review-type articles.

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.