Potential PhD projects

 

On this page potential research projects for PhD-students are presented to provide an overview of the research that takes place within the Graduate Course in Molecular Sciences. The projects have been written for the 2020-call by members of the Collegio dei Docenti that are interested in supervising a PhD-student. Candidates that are interested in one of the research projects described in this document are strongly invited to contact the respective PI prior to the admission procedure and express their interest.

It is noted that these are just proposals for research projects to provide candidates with an idea of the research carried out by the members of the Collegio dei Docenti. Candidates that have obtained a scholarship (without defined research theme) are free to choose their project and supervisor.

Curriculum: Chemical Sciences

Biotechnology

BERGANTINO Elisabetta
Producing and engineering enzymes for biocatalysis and bioremediation

Analytical chemistry

BOGIALLI Sara
Toxic algal metabolites in the North Adriatic Sea: identification, risk assessment and early warning systems

Environmental impact of micro and nanoplastic litters: identification and analysis by Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometric techniques

DI MARCO Valerio
Towards the development of new radiopharmaceuticals based on thermody-namically strong and kinetically inert metal-ligand complexes

FRASCONI Marco
Electrochemically Programmable Sensors

TAPPARO Andrea in collaboration with dr. Chiara GIORIO, University of Cambridge, UK
Reconstructing paleoenvironmental conditions form biogenic markers in ice cores
Cloud processing of atmospheric aerosol

PASTORE Paolo
pH-Colorimetric Sensor Arrays: Preparation, Characterization and Applications

TAPPARO Andrea
Metal-ligand complexes in atmospheric particles: formation processes, proper-ties and relevance for public health in urban environment

Physical chemistry

ABDIRISAK Ahmed Isse
Study of the activation process in atom transfer radical polymerization

CARBONERA Donatella
Hydrogenases, key enzymes in the production of bio-hydrogen

COLLINI Elisabetta
Multidimensional and Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy

CORNI Stefano

Multiscale simulations of protein-surface and protein-nanoparticle interactions

DI VALENTIN Marilena
Innovative spin labels for high-sensitivity distance measurements in proteins by advanced EPR spectroscopy

FERRANTE Camilla

Dynamics of protein corona formation on inorganic nanoparticles investigated with time resolved fluorescence techniques in microfluidic devices

FRANCO Lorenzo
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance investigation on new generation organic and hybrid electronic materials.

MARAN Flavio
Atomically Precise Metal Nanoclusters

MORO Giorgio
Molecules and quantum pure states: statistical models of dynamics and thermodynamics at the nanoscale

ORIAN Laura
REBEL (REdox state role in Bio-inspired ELementary reactions)

POLIMENO Antonino, ZERBETTO Mirco
Stochastic Approaches to LargE Molecules (SALEM)

Organic chemistry

BATTISTUTTA Roberto
How a molecular motor works: deciphering the molecular bases of the hearing process in mammals

BONCHIO Marcella
Bio-inspired Frameworks for CO2 FIXATION

FORMAGGIO Fernando

Tumor-targeting peptidomimetics: synthesis and bio-medical applications

GOBBO Marina
Targeted nanoprobes for imaging and dual mode therapy

LICINI Giulia
Catalyst Design for Innovative Sustainable Chemical Transformations

MANCIN Fabrizio
Rational design of nanoreceptors for sensing and molecular bio-trafficking

MAROTTA Ester

Degradation of perfluoalkyl substances in water induced by atmospheric pressure plasma

MENNA Enzo
Nano-carbon hybrid materials for renewable energy conversion and wastewater treatment

MORETTO Alessandro
Photo-flexible molecules to target neurodegenerative diseases [FlexMol]

PARADISI Cristina
Design and synthesis of mitochondria-targeted molecular probes to report on or manipulate mitochondrial function and dysfunction

PEGGION Cristina
Development of new therapeutic textiles through green chemical methods

PRINS Leonard
Out-of-Equilibrium Self-Assembly driven by Chemical Fuels

RASTRELLI Federico
Nanoparticle-assisted NMR spectroscopy

SCRIMIN Paolo

Cooperative nanosystems: from catalysis to nanomedicine

ZONTA Cristiano
Supramolecular Catalysis within Confined Systems

Inorganic chemistry

ARMELAO Lidia
Development of new luminescent thermometers

BIFFIS Andrea
Transition metal catalysis in unconventional media

CASALINI Stefano
Functional nanomaterials and their implementation in electronic devices

GROSS Silvia

Crystallisation of inorganic nanostructures under confinement

SAMBI Mauro
On-Surface Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials

TUBARO Cristina, BIFFIS Andrea
Gold(I,III) complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands for catalytic, bio-medical and luminescence applications

ZECCA Marco, CENTOMO Paolo
Mesoporous polymer catalysts for heterogeneous catalysis


Curriculum: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical sciences

CHILIN Adriana
New generation trimethylangelicin (TMA) analogues for selective modulation of defective CFTR or inflammation

DALL’ACQUA Stefano
Extraction of bioactive products as pest control agents

DALLA VIA Lisa
Novel anticancer strategies to fight drug resistance

DOLMELLA Alessandro
Metal-based Radiopharmaceuticals

GANDIN Valentina
Development of target-specific metallodrugs

GATTO Barbara
Nucleic Acids Alkylation by Mono and Bis-chloropiperidines

MARZARO Giovanni
Dual kinase/HDAC inhibitors for cancer treatment

MORO Stefano
New computational methodologies in inspecting ligand-receptor recognition pathways: a valuable strategy to speed up the identification of drug candidates.

SISSI Claudia
Non-canonical nucleic acid structure: foldings, functions and small molecule targeting

Pharmaceutical technology

CALICETI Paolo
Smart nanocarriers for oligonucleotide delivery

PASUT Gianfranco
Protein and drug delivery

POLVERINO DE LAURETO Patrizia
Molecular basis of the interaction between α-synuclein and compounds with anti-fibrillogenic properties

SALMASO Stefano
Programmed drug nanovehicles for enhanced site-selective anticancer therapy