Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal informations

Position: Permanent Staff

Email: francesco.valle@cnr.it

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Location: CNR - ISMN Bologna


Fields of Interest and Expertise

Atomic Force Microscopy and Mechanical properties of Biomolecules.

Fabrication of substrates for controlling the cell adhesion and migration.

 

Curriculum Vitae

1999: Degree in Physics University of Rome “La Sapienza” (final mark 110/110 summa cum laude) Thesis work “Thermodynamics of properties of large biological supramolecular complexes in solution.”

1990: PhD in Physics at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Thesis on Study of protein conformational changes by Atomic Force Microscopy.

2004- 2005: Junior post doc in the Institute of Complex Matter Physics in the group of Living Matter Physics working on Study of the scaling properties of DNA knots. 

2005- 2007: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bologna working on Single molecule force spectroscopy on proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease. 

2008 until present: Researcher at the CNR (Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials) in the field of nanotechnology applied to cell growth and Scanning Probe Microscopy applied to biomolecules and cells.

 

Awards

2000:  Roche Research Foundation Fellowship.

2006: NanoBio Prize 2006, awarded by the Biomolecular Medicine Consortium,

2008: National Copernic Prize 2008 for physics.

 

Unit

Publications

Small extracellular vesicles from malignant ascites of patients with advanced ovarian cancer provide insights into the dynamics of the extracellular matrix

- Bortot B. - Apollonio M. - Rampazzo E. - Francesco Valle - Marco Brucale - Ridolfi A. - Ura B. - Addobbati R. - Di Lorenzo G. - Romano F. - Buonomo F. - Ripepi C. - Ricci G. - Biffi S.
Molecular Oncology

Two dimensional-difference in gel electrophoresis (2d-dige) proteomic approach for the identification of biomarkers in endometrial cancer serum

- Ura B. - Biffi S. - Monasta L. - Arrigoni G. - Battisti I. - Di Lorenzo G. - Romano F. - Aloisio M. - Celsi F. - Addobbati R. - Francesco Valle - Rampazzo E. - Marco Brucale - Ridolfi A. - Licastro D. - Ricci G.
Cancers

A Bio-Conjugated Fullerene as a Subcellular-Targeted and Multifaceted Phototheranostic Agent

- Di Giosia M. - Soldà A. - Seeger M. - Cantelli A. - Arnesano F. - Nardella M.I. - Mangini V. - Francesco Valle - Montalti M. - Zerbetto F. - Rapino S. - Calvaresi M. - Ntziachristos V.
Advanced Functional Materials

Green Fabrication of (6,5)Carbon Nanotube/Protein Transistor Endowed with Specific Recognition

- Berto M. - Di Giosia M. - Giordani M. - Sensi M. - Francesco Valle - Alessandrini A. - Menozzi C. - Cantelli A. - Gazzadi G.C. - Zerbetto F. - Calvaresi M. - Biscarini F. - Bortolotti C.A.
Advanced Electronic Materials

Ionized jet deposition of antimicrobial and stem cell friendly silver-substituted tricalcium phosphate nanocoatings on titanium alloy

- Graziani G. - Barbaro K. - Fadeeva I.V. - Ghezzi D. - Fosca M. - Sassoni E. - Vadalà G. - Cappelletti M. - Francesco Valle - Baldini N. - Rau J.V.
Bioactive Materials

Extracellular Vesicles Analysis in the COVID-19 Era: Insights on Serum Inactivation Protocols towards Downstream Isolation and Analysis

- Frigerio R. - Musicò A. - Marco Brucale - Ridolfi A. - Galbiati S. - Vago R. - Bergamaschi G. - Ferretti A.M. - Chiari M. - Francesco Valle - Gori A. - Cretich M.
Cells

Effect of metallic nanoparticles on amyloid fibrils and their influence to neural cell toxicity

- Barbalinardo M. - Antosova A. - Gambucci M. - Bednarikova Z. - Albonetti C. - Francesco Valle - Sassi P. - Loredana Latterini - Gazova Z. - Bystrenova E.
Nano Research

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