Jan 2016-to date Postdoctoral Fellow at Nano Carbon Materials, Istituto Italiano di Technologia (IIT) Genoa, Italy. Advisor: Prof. Silvia Giordani
Nov 2015 PhD in Chemistry. "Novel Building Blocks for Molecular Imprinting: Pyridine-based Binding Monomers and Bio-renewable Cross-Linkers". University of Kent (UK)
July 2014- Feb 2015 PhD student. Synthesis of sugar-based low molecular weight hydrogelator. University of Kent (UK)
Sep 2014 & Aug 2013 Visiting Researcher. Queen’s University, Belfast (UK)
Nov 2010 MSc in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies, University of Genova (Italy)
CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA
Synthesis and characterization of NIR fluorophores for the functionalization of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) for applications in biological targeting and imaging, drug delivery and photodynamic therapy.
S. Lettieri, A. Camisasca, M. d’Amora, A. Diaspro, T. Uchida, Y. Nakajima, K. Yanagisawa, T. Maekawa, S. Giordani. Far-Red Fluorescent Carbon Nano-Onions As Biocompatible Platform For Cellular Imaging. RSC Advances. 2017. doi:10.1039/c7ra09442f
S. Lettieri, M. d’Amora, A. Camisasca, A. Diaspro, S. Giordani. Carbon nano-onions as fluorescent on/off modulated nanoprobe for diagnostic. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 2017, 8, 1878-1888. doi:10.3762/bjnano.8.188
G. Milcovich, S. Lettieri, F. E. Antunes, B. Medronho, A. C. Fonseca, J. Coelho, P. Marizza, F. Perrone, R. Farra, B. Dapas, G. Grassi, M. Grassi, S. Giordani. Recent advances in smart biotechnology: hydrogels and nanocarriers for tailored bioactive molecules depot. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. 2017, 8686(17), 30121-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.05.009
K. F. Lim, A. J. Hall, S. Lettieri, C. I. Holdsworth. Assessment of the Imprinting Efficiency of an Imide with a ‘Stoichiometric’ Pyridine-based Functional Monomer in Precipitation Polymerization. Journal of Molecular Recognition. 2017. DOI: 10.1002/jmr.2655
A. Krstulja, S. Lettieri, A. J. Hall, R. Delépée, P. Favetta, L. A. Agrofoglio, L. A. Evaluation of molecularly imprinted polymers using 2′,3′,5′-tri-O-acyluridines as templates for pyrimidine nucleoside recognition. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2014, 406, 6275–6284.