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Lorenzo Cursi graduated in Chemistry at the University of Bologna in 2016. He obtained his PhD from University College Dublin (UCD) in February 2022, working at the Centre for Bio-Nano Interactions (CBNI). His thesis was highly interdisciplinary and focused in the synthesis and surface modification of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for the isolation of intracellular vesicles involved in the nanoparticle-cell interactions.

Dr. Cursi joined the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) as a postdoctoral researcher in November 2021 in the Nanobiointeractions and Nanodiagnostics research line. His research focuses in the study of the catalytic activity of nanozymes, based on different nanomaterials, for their application as antibacterial tools, ROS scavenging in cellular milieu, and as amplifiers in bio- sensing systems.