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

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 070 675-4362

Location: Cagliari

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Nano-biotechnologies, biophysical chemistry, biocatalysis and bioanalytics.

Adsorption of Enzymes/proteins on Ordered Mesoporous Materials as industrial biocatalysts or controlled release systems.

Biotechnological production of biodiesel.

Ion specific (Hofmeister) phenomena.

Enzyme based and DNA based Biosensors.


Curriculum Vitae

Jul 1997: Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Cagliari (110 cum laude/110). Thesis title: "Coordinating properties of [15]ane(PhenN2)OS2 towards Ni(II), Pd(II) e Pt(II)".

Mar 1998-Mar 1999: Lieutenant of the Corp of the Engineers of the Italian Army at the Military Technical Center for Chemistry, Physics and Biology – Civitavecchia (Rome).

Mar 1999–Jan 2002: PhD in Chemistry at the University of Cagliari. Title: "Lipases in biocatalysis: characterization, immobilization, specific activity, and new syntheses". Advisors: Prof. V. Solinas and Prof. M. Monduzzi (University of Cagliari); co-advisor: Prof. P. Adlercreutz (University of Lund - Sweden).

2001–2003: Post-Doc Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Cagliari.

2003–2005: Post-Doc Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Cagliari.

Jan 2006–Apr 2006: Volunteer Researcher, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, University of Cagliari.

Jun 2013-Mar 2014: Researchfellow – Dept. of Applied Mathematics – Australian National University, Canberra (Australia).

Since Oct 2015: Associate Professor Dept. Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Cagliari



Immobilization of Aspergillus sp. laccase on hierarchical silica MFI zeolite with embedded macropores

- Davide Tocco - Wisser D. - Fischer M. - Schwieger W. - Andrea Salis - Hartmann M.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces

Cation and buffer specific effects on the DNA-lipid interaction

- Mura M. - Humphreys B. - Gilbert J. - Andrea Salis - Nylander T.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces

Effect of Ionization Degree of Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer and 5-Fluorouracil on the Efficiency of Complex Formation—A Theoretical and Experimental Approach

- Szota M. - Wolski P. - Cristina Carucci - Marincola F.C. - Gurgul J. - Panczyk T. - Andrea Salis - Jachimska B.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences

The melting curves of calf thymus-DNA are buffer specific

- Mura M. - Cristina Carucci - Marincola F.C. - Maura Monduzzi - Drew F. Parsons - Andrea Salis
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

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