Research and nanomedicine – 6th edition


Research and nanomedicine



a cura di:

Prof.ssa Livia Visai
Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare, Università degli Studi di Pavia
Prof. Piersandro Pallavicini
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Pavia

Descrizione Programma Crediti Formativi Aula Registrati Ora

Course Description:

This year, the sixth edition of the “Research and Nanomedicine” Workshop is organized in hybrid format:
both in presence in the lecture hall (Aula Maggiore) of the Chemistry Department (Viale Taramelli 12, Pavia) and live-streaming (YouTube). In addition to the young researchers from the University of Pavia, other young scientists from other universities have been invited in order to promote the knowledge and the meeting between various groups that carry out research in the area of nanomedicine and 3Rs, with a view to enabling the birth of scientific collaborations, synergies, and participation in future projects. Two “invited talks” from the University of Bari and the National Research Council (CNR) of Genoa, respectively. Furthermore, the workshop is divided into 2 sessions: the morning session is dedicated to Nano-therapies and Nano-diagnostics while the afternoon session is focused on Regenerative Medicine.

Programma del workshop:

8:45 – Short introduction to the workshop:
Piersandro Pallavicini and Livia Visai
First Session: Nano-diagnostics and Nano-therapeutics – Chair, Piersandro Pallavicini
9:00 – Invited speaker: Nicola Cioffi, (online) Chemistry Department and Bari Unit of CSGI consortium, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy
“New frontiers in Nanoantimicrobials Research: development of efficient materials fighting the spread and persistence of SARS-CoV-2”
9:30 – Yuri Diaz Fernandez (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
“Engineering bacterial biofilms by controlling surface nanotopography”
9:50 – Mohammad Okkeh (Dept. of Molecular Medicine,Biochemistry Unit, University of Pavia, and ICS Maugeri,Pavia, Italy)
“Photodynamically activated gold nanostars as a novel antibiofilm therapeutic treatment”
10:10 – Elena Rosini (online) (Dept. of Biotechnologyand Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy)
“The oxidative therapy: experimental strategies for a targeted antitumor enzyme treatment”
10:30 – Ioritz Sorzabal-Bellido (online) (Solid Tumors and Biomarkers Program, IDISNA, and Ciberonc, Center for Applied Medical Research, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain) “ECM induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of early-stage pancreatic adenocarcinoma organoids”
10:50 – Cecilia Contardi (Dept. of Drug Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
“Molecularly Imprinted Nanogels for the specific recognition of tumor-associated biomarkers”

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – Maria Paola Demichelis (Dept. of Chemistry, Unit of physical chemistry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
“Development of B4C based composite nanomaterials for BNCT applications”
11:50 – Giorgia Pellavio (Dept. of Molecular Medicine,Human Physiology Unit, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
“Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles may regulate oxidative stress by increasing the aquaporin-mediated hydrogen peroxide permeability
12:10 – Sara Bozzini (Cell Biology and Immunology Laboratory, IRCCS San Matteo Polyclinic Foundation, Pavia, Italy)
“Development of a new liposomal formulation: XHALIP for the treatment of pulmonary fibrogenic disorders”
12:30 – Letizia Nicoletti (Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)
“Nanomedicine-based advanced approaches for direct cardiac reprogramming”
12:50 – Cristina Volpini (Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Biochemistry Unit, University of Pavia, and ICS Maugeri, Pavia, Italy)
“Application of nanomedicine in endometriosis disorder”.

13:10 – 14:30 Lunch break

Second session: Regenerative MedicineChair, Livia Visai and Nora Bloise
14:30 – Marco Bellotti (Dept. of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
“Desing and Prototyping of a microfluidic device for the generation of nanoparticles”
14:50 – Lucia Salvioni (NanoBioLab, Dept. of Biotechnology and Bioscience, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy)
“In-deep investigation of Mn/H-Ferritin nanocomplex as tumor-targeted contrast agent for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”
15:10 – Valentina Bello (Dept. of Industrial and Information Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
“Artificial nutrition at home: monitoring the compliance of the therapy with a smart opto-fluidic sensor”
15:30 – Invited speaker: Silvia Scaglione, Chief Scientist of React4life S.r.l, National Research Council (CNR), Genoa, Italy
“3D tissue models and organ on chips technologies for more predictive in vitro assays”
16:00 – Silvia Pisani (Dept. of Otolaryngology-IRCCS San Matteo Polyclinic Foundation, Pavia, Italy)
“Versatility of engineered electrospun scaffolds in tissue regeneration and drug delivery”
16:20 – Giulia Maria Di Gravina (Dept. of Industrial and Information Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
“Towards 3D bioprinted hepatic model”

16:20 – 16:35 Coffee break

16:35 – Flaminia Aliberti (Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, Transplant Research Area, IRCCS San Matteo Polyclinic Foundation, Pavia, Italy)
“Different 3D Bioprinted scaffold and hydrogel designs for skeletal muscle tissue engineering”
16:55 – Giada Loi (Dept. of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR), University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
“Bioreactor design to burst in-vitro skeletal muscle differentiation”
17:15 – Franca Scocozza (online) (Dept. of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR),University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
“3D Bioprinted Scaffolds Containing Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Lyosecretome: Next Generation Controlled Release Device for Bone Regenerative Medicine”
17:35 – Federica Barbugian (online) (Dept. of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy)
“Hybrid Glyco-Biomaterials to Modeling in vitro glioblastoma ECM microenvironment”
17:55 – Francesca Cadamuro (online) (Dept. of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy)
“3D bioprinted colon cancer models: the glycosignature effect”
18.20 – Conclusions and end of the workshop

Crediti Universitari:

Accreditamento di CFU per i dottorati universitari delle Macroaree di Scienze e Tecnologie e di Scienza della Vita
e del dottorato IUSS di Scienze Biomolecolari e Biotecnologie


L’evento si terrà in modalità mista: sarà possibile seguirlo di persona, presso l’ Aula Maggiore dell’Istituto di Chimica Generale – via Torquato Taramelli 12, Pavia – oppure online, da remoto.