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

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 055 457-3048

Location: Florence

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Vectors for drug and gene delivery.

Boron Neutron Capture Therapy.

Reaction-diffusion in micro and nano-structured systems.

Tetra-aza macrocycles.

Antioxidant from vegetables.

Neutron and X-ray Scattering Techniques.

Magnetic Resonance Techniques.



Metodologie Chimico-Fisiche (LT Biotecnologie, Univ. Firenze)


Curriculum Vitae

Jun 1987: Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Florence (110 cum laude/110). Title: "Study by ESR Spectroscopy of the Status of Water Adsorbed on Nafion".

1988-1989: Accademia dei Lincei fellowship "Perfluorinated surfactant and polymer aggregation studied by ESR spectroscopy".

1990-1992: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence. Title: "Chemico-Physical Characterization of Perfluorinated Compounds” Advisor: Prof. G. Martini (University of Florence); co-advisor: Dr. M. Pineri (CEA, Grenoble).

1992-1999: Studies and research activity at: Service d’Etudes des Architectures Moléculaires (CEA, Grenoble);European Center for Magnetic Resonance (CERM), University of Florence; Service de Chimie Moléculaire (CEA, Saclay); Groupe de Dynamique des Phases Condensées (Université de Montpellier II).

1999-present: Research fellow at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.

2003-present: Visiting researcher at: Department of Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering (University of Washington, Seattle, WA); Department of Chemistry (Brendais University, MA); Department of Interfaces (Max Plank Institute for Colloid and Interface Science, Potsdam).



Growth, physiological parameters and DNA methylation in Spirodela polyrhiza (L.) Schleid exposed to PET micro-nanoplastic contaminated waters

- Dainelli M. - Castellani M.B. - Pignattelli S. - Sara Falsini - Sandra Ristori - Papini A. - Colzi I. - Coppi A. - Gonnelli C.
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Enhancing the Efficacy of Natural Repellents Against Grapevine Pathogens by Tannins-Lignin-Mixed Nanovectors

- Sara Falsini - Nieri T. - Schiff S. - Papini A. - Salvatici M.C. - Carella G. - Mugnai L. - Gonnelli C. - Sandra Ristori

Nanoformulations with exopolysaccharides from cyanobacteria: enhancing the efficacy of bioactive molecules in the Mediterranean fruit fly control

- Sara Falsini - Rosi M.C. - Ravegnini E. - Schiff S. - Gonnelli C. - Papini A. - Adessi A. - Urciuoli S. - Sandra Ristori
Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Physico-chemical characterization of Synperonic™ 91/5 self-assembly behaviour in water

- Sara Falsini - Intiso A. - Spinozzi F. - Sandra Ristori - Marchettini N. - Garza-Arévalo J.I. - Prevost S. - Sanchez-Dominguez M. - Rossi F.
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

Tannins-lignin mixed nanoformulations for improving the potential of neem oil as fungicide agent

- Sara Falsini - Nieri T. - Paolini A. - Schiff S. - Papini A. - Mugnai L. - Gonnelli C. - Sandra Ristori
Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Fluorescent Labeling of Lignin Nanocapsules with Fluorol Yellow 088

- Cheli F. - Sara Falsini - Salvatici M.C. - Sandra Ristori - Schiff S. - Corti E. - Costantini I. - Gonnelli C. - Pavone F.S. - Papini A.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

Thymol-loaded lipid nanovectors from the marine microalga Nannochloropsis sp. as potential antibacterial agents

- Menicucci F. - Michelozzi M. - Raio A. - Tredici M. - Cencetti G. - Ilaria Clemente - Sandra Ristori
Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

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