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

Personal information

Position: Post-Doc


Phone: +46724436322

Location: Lund

Fields of Interest and Expertise

- Lipid Bilayer Systems - Drug Delivery - Lipid-protein interactions - Fluorescence Microscopy - Non-lamellar nanoparticles - Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy



- 54 hours for the Piano Lauree Scientifiche (PLS) at the University of Cagliari;

- 36 hours for the Lab of Industrial Chemistry (A.A. 2016-2017), Bachelor Course in Biotechnology at University of Cagliary;

- 108 hours for the Lab of Physical Chemistry (36 hours for A.A. 2017-2018, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019), Bachelor Course in Biotechnology at University of Cagliary;

- 20 hours for the Microscopy lab (12 hours in A.A. 2021-2022 + 8 hours in A.A. 2022-2023), Master course in Physical Chemistry at Lund University.


Curriculum Vitae

October 2010 – November 2013: Bachelor Degree in Chemistry at University of Cagliari, Italy. Thesis: “Transesterification of soybean oil with methanol on basic heterogeneous catalysts prepared by ball milling and impregnation method” – Supervisor: Prof. Roberto Monaci.

October 2013 – April 2016: Master Degree in Chemical Science at University of Cagliari, Italy. Thesis: “Synthesis and Characterization of halogenated urea-based receptors for anions recognition” – Supervisor: Prof. Claudia Caltagirone.

October 2016 – February 2017: Executive Master in Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Integrated Management Systems at ISTUM – Istituto di Studi di Management, Italy.

February 2017 – July 2017: Research assistant at University of Cagliari, Italy. Research on non-lamellar lipid nanoparticles for drug delivery and in vitro imaging application. Supervisor: Prof. Sergio Murgia.

October 2017 – February 2021: PhD in Chemical Science and Technologies at University of Cagliari, Italy. PhD Thesis: Bio-surfactants-based lipid architectures as nanomedicine platforms. Supervisor: Prof. Sergio Murgia.

November 2018 – ongoing: Visiting Researcher at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Collaboration with Prof. Luciano Galantini.

October 2020 – ongoing: Postdoctoral fellow at Lund University, Sweden. Research on lipid-protein interactions, lipid bilayers systems and immunochemistry. Advisors: Prof. Emma Sparr and Prof. Peter Jönsson.

May 2022 – ongoing: Visiting Researcher at SciLifeLab, Karolinska Institutet Science Park, Sweden. Collaboration with Dr. Stefan Wennmalm.



Gianni Licheri Award 2019 – Contribution to attend to schools, conferences and workshops related to physical chemistry disciplines, December 2019

Distinction for Best Oral presentation at the 4th IWSM, October 2020

Semerano Award 2021 – Best Ph.D. Thesis in Physical Chemistry – awarded by the Italian Chemical Society (SCI), September 2021



Lipid vesicular gels for topical administration of antioxidants

- Marco Fornasier - Dessì F. - Pireddu R. - Sinico C. - Emiliano Carretti - Sergio Murgia
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces

Hybrid Theranostic Cubosomes for Efficient NIR-Induced Photodynamic Therapy

- Bazylińska U. - Wawrzyńczyk D. - Kulbacka J. - Picci G. - Manni L.S. - Handschin S. - Marco Fornasier - Claudia Caltagirone - Mezzenga R. - Sergio Murgia
ACS Nano

Surface-modified nanoerythrosomes for potential optical imaging diagnostics

- Marco Fornasier - Andrea Porcheddu - Casu A. - Raghavan S.R. - Jönsson P. - Schillén K. - Sergio Murgia
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Bicontinuous cubic liquid crystalline phase nanoparticles stabilized by softwood hemicellulose

- Naidjonoka P. - Marco Fornasier - Pålsson D. - Rudolph G. - Al-Rudainy B. - Sergio Murgia - Nylander T.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces

Effect of tail branching on the phase behavior and the rheological properties of amine oxide/ethoxysulfate surfactant mixtures

- Savignano L. - Fabozzi A. - Vitiello R. - Marco Fornasier - Sergio Murgia - Guido S. - Guida V. - Luigi Paduano - D'Errico G.
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

Tuning lipid structure by bile salts: Hexosomes for topical administration of catechin

- Marco Fornasier - Pireddu R. - Del Giudice A. - Sinico C. - Nylander T. - Schillén K. - Luciano Galantini - Sergio Murgia
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces

Cubosomes stabilized by a polyphosphoester-analog of Pluronic F127 with reduced cytotoxicity

- Marco Fornasier - Biffi S. - Bortot B. - Macor P. - Manhart A. - Wurm F.R. - Sergio Murgia
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Multifunctional cubic liquid crystalline nanoparticles for chemo- A nd photodynamic synergistic cancer therapy

- Jenni S. - Picci G. - Marco Fornasier - Mamusa M. - Schmidt J. - Talmon Y. - Sour A. - Heitz V. - Sergio Murgia - Claudia Caltagirone
Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences

Branched alkyldimethylamine oxide surfactants: An effective strategy for the design of high concentration/low viscosity surfactant formulations

- Fabozzi A. - Irene Russo Krauss - Vitiello R. - Marco Fornasier - Sicignano L. - King S. - Guido S. - Jones C. - Luigi Paduano - Sergio Murgia - D'Errico G.
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

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