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

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff



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.



2000:  Roche Research Foundation Fellowship.

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

2008: National Copernic Prize 2008 for physics.




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.

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 - Andrea Ridolfi - 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 - Andrea Ridolfi - Licastro D. - Ricci G.

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

- Di Giosia M. - SoldĂ  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. - VadalĂ  G. - Cappelletti M. - Francesco Valle - Baldini N. - Rau J.V.
Bioactive Materials

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