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

Personal information

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

Physical association of low density lipoprotein particles and extracellular vesicles unveiled by single particle analysis

- Lozano-Andrés E. - Enciso-Martinez A. - Gijsbers A. - Andrea Ridolfi - Van Niel G. - Libregts S.F.W.M. - Pinheiro C. - van Herwijnen M.J.C. - Hendrix A. - Marco Brucale - Francesco Valle - Peters P.J. - Otto C. - Arkesteijn G.J.A. - Wauben M.H.M.
Journal of Extracellular Vesicles

Data-Matrix Technology for Multiparameter Monitoring of Cell Cultures (Small Methods, 10.1002/smtd.201700377)

- Barbalinardo M. - Gentili D. - Lazzarotto F. - Francesco Valle - Marco Brucale - Melucci M. - Favaretto L. - Zambianchi M. - Borrachero-Conejo A.I. - Saracino E. - Benfenati V. - Natalini D. - Greco P. - Carlo M.G.D. - Foschi G. - Cavallini M.
Small Methods

Anisotropic Mechanical Response of Bovine Pericardium Membrane Through Bulge Test and In-Situ Confocal-Laser Scanning

- D'Andrea L. - Cardamone M. - Bogoni F. - Forzinetti E. - Enei V. - Francesco Valle - Giordano G. - Gastaldi D. - Vena P.
Journal of biomechanical engineering

Customized biofilm device for antibiofilm and antibacterial screening of newly developed nanostructured silver and zinc coatings

- Ghezzi D. - Boi M. - Sassoni E. - Francesco Valle - Giusto E. - Boanini E. - Baldini N. - Cappelletti M. - Graziani G.
Journal of Biological Engineering

Laser Assisted Bioprinting of laminin on biodegradable PLGA substrates: Effect on neural stem cell adhesion and differentiation

- Tortorella S. - Greco P. - Francesco Valle - Barbalinardo M. - Foschi G. - Lugli F. - Dallavalle M. - Zerbetto F. - Bortolotti C.A. - Biscarini F.
Bioprinting

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