• Andrea PizziAndrea Pizzi is postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Supramolecular BioNano materials (SupraBioNanoLab) in Politecnico di Milano. He obtained a MS in Industrial and Managerial Chemistry (2011) from the University of Milan and then he had an experience in a pharmaceutical industry in the quality assurance department. He obtained the PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in 2017 from Politecnico di Milano. During the PhD he worked on the European Research Council project “FOLDHALO – Folding with Halogen Bonding”. During the PhD he was visiting student at VTT- Technical Research centre of Finland, in Helsinki. His scientific interest deals with protein crystallography and the development of self-assembled biomaterials modified with halogen atoms.SalvaSalvaSalva
  • CChirizzi photo Cristina Chirizzi was born in Lecce in 1989. She studied Molecular Biotechnology in Turin, where in 2013 obtained her MS degree. Thanks to her internship in the Molecular Imaging Center (CIM) at the University of Turin, she became confident with the synthesis of 19F nano-systems for cellular labeling applications. She obtained her PhD in Medical Medicine at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele (2018) with a doctoral thesis titled “Development and optimization of multicolor 19F-MRI for in vivo imaging of immune cells activity”. She then continued as postdoctoral fellow at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, where worked on in vitro optimization and evaluation of nanovectors for cellular labelling together with in vivo translation in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration models. From March 2020 she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests are focused on development of self-assembled biomaterials and fluorinated nano-systems development for biological applications.

  • Giusi foto1Giuseppina Salzano obtained the PhD in Pharmaceutical Science in 2014 from the University Federico II of Naples in collaboration with the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine (Boston, USA 2012-2014). After the PhD, she has been PostDoctoral Research Associate at the same laboratory in Boston (2014-2015) and Marie-Curie Experienced Researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Orsay, France) (2015-2017). From 2017 to 2020, she has worked in the private sector as Formulation team leader for the biotech company Eligo Bioscience (Paris, France). She has joined the company as the only chemist in the group to develop on oral dosage form for the delivery of cutting-edge biologics in the intestine. Currently, she is PostDoc at SupraBioNanoLab. In over 10 years of academic research activity she has published 26 original papers, 7 reviews and 4 book chapters in high impact international journals resulting in an h-index of 19 and a number of citations of about 900. She is author of 2 international patents with one developed formulation currently designed as orphan drug by the FDA. Her research activity is focused on the design and development of nano- and microparticulate systems for the delivery of biologics, macromolecules and small molecules in the treatment of different diseases.


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