The Biophysics and Nanoscience Centre at the University of Tuscia performs its research activity on biophysical field by applying advanced spectroscopies and nanotechnological approaches. The focus is on to the study of biomolecular systems and on the development of platform for ultrasensitive detection of markers for early diagnostics. Within the ERASE project (PRIN2020 – Prot. 2020AE3LTA), the UNITUS unit is involved in the characterization of the interaction between Hb and different IsdB/IsdH variants even in the presence of potential antimicrobial molecules.

Prof. Anna Rita Bizzarri

Anna Rita Bizzarri is full professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Ecology and Biology of the University of Tuscia. Her main research interest is on the dynamics and on the biorecognition of biological systems, studied by combining experimental and computational approaches. At the present, her research activity is mainly focussed on the intrinsically disordered protein p53 and on the development of innovative biosensors for ultrasensitive detection of specific markers to be used in early diagnostics. She is the local coordinator of the UNITUS unit within the ERASE Project.

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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3298-6639

Email:  bizzarri@unitus.it


Prof. Salvatore Cannistraro

Salvatore Cannistraro is full professor of Physics and Biophysics at the University of Tuscia (retired). His main interests range from the dynamics of proteins to bio-nano-electronics through the application of advanced spectroscopic and nanoscopic techniques. Recently his research activity is extended to the development of innovative biosensors for ultrasensitive detection of markers of relevance in medicine.

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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0228-7311

Email: cannistr@unitus.it

Dr. Valentina Botti

Valentina Botti is a postdoctoral AIRC fellow at the Biophysics and Nanoscience Centre. She graduated in Chemistry and obtained her PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Perugia, where she characterized the binding modes of N-methylpyridinium- and N-methylquinolinium- fluorophores with nucleic acids through spectroscopic and biochemical methods. She is currently working on an AIRC project investigating the interaction between microRNAs and aptamers for the development of biosensors.

Email: valentina.botti@unitus.it

Francesco Lavecchia di Tocco

Francesco Lavecchia di Tocco, is a PhD student at the University of ROMATRE and performs his research activity at the Biophysics and Nanoscience Centre. He is graduated in Molecular Biology at the University of Perugia, presenting an experimental thesis entitled “Interaction of stem cells and biomaterials for the development of innovative personalized medicine strategies”. His PhD project is focussed on the development of biosensors able to detect microRNAs of clinical interest.

Email: Francesco.ditocco@unitus.it

Matteo Manni

Matteo Manni is a post-master fellow. He is graduated from University of Tuscia in “Industrial biotechnologies for health and well-being”, with an experimental thesis titled “the globe artichoke landrace “Ortano”: genetical characterization and individuation of molecules of potential pharmaceutical interest”. He is currently active on a project focused on the development of a BioFET-based biosensor for the detection of antibiotic resistance.

Email: matteo.manni@unitus.it