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.
Marta Rosati was born in Vercelli in 1991. She graduated in Chemistry in Turin and she obtained the Master’s degree in Chemical Sciences and Technologies at the University of Milan Bicocca. In the period between the BS and MS degree she had a work experience in the Piedmont Agency for the Environment (ARPA), in Vercelli. In November 2017, she joined SBNLab as PhD student in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and received her PhD in October 2021. Ever since then, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the SupraBionNano group.
Benedetta Bertolotti obtained her degree in industrial chemistry in the December of 2006 at Università degli Studi di Milano in Professor Berbardi’s group. She obtained a research fellowship first at Università degli Studi di Milano under the scientific guide of Prof. Francesco Molinari (2007-2008) and then in the group of Professor Zanda (2008). From 2009 she joined the group of Professor Moravcova at University of Chemistry and Technology Prague where she obtained her PhD in chemistry in 2017. She obtained her II level Master in Drug Design and Development (PSF Master) at the University of Pavia in 2020, during which she spent 6 months in Aptuit (2019). From 2020 to 2021 she worked as post-doc at Università degli Studi di Bergamo in the group of Prof. Francesca Fontana. Actually, she is researcher at Politecnico di Milano in the group of Professor Metrangolo.