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Gianni Ciofani

Senior Researcher Tenured - Principal Investigator - Center Coordinator
Smart Bio-Interfaces
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Gianni Ciofani (born in La Spezia, Italy, on August 14th, 1982) is Senior Researcher Tenured at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology, IIT), where he is Principal Investigator of the Smart Bio-Interfaces Research Line and Coordinator of the Center for Materials Interfaces (Pontedera, Italy).

He received his Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering (with honors) from the University of Pisa, Italy, in July 2006, and, in the same year, his Diploma in Engineering (with honors) from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, Italy. In January 2010, he obtained his Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies (with honors) from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. From January 2010 to August 2013 he was Post-Doc at the IIT, Center for Micro-BioRobotics, where, from September 2013 to October 2015, he was Researcher in the framework of the Smart Materials Platform. From October 2015 to October 2019 he was Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Torino (Italy), maintaining at the same time his research activity in IIT, where he is Senior Research Tenured since November 2019.

His main research interests are in the field of smart nanomaterials for nanomedicine, bio/non-bio interactions, and biology in altered gravity conditions. He is coordinator or unit leader of many grants/projects, and he was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and an ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Gianni Ciofani is author of about 150 papers on international journals (H-index 36, excluding self-citations), 3 edited books, and 16 book chapters. He delivered more than 40 invited talks/lectures in international contexts and, for his research activity, he was awarded several national and international prizes. He serves as Reviewer for about 200 international journals, and as Editorial Board Member of Nanomedicine UK, Scientific Reports, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Journal of Physics: Materials, Bioactive Materials, and Advances in Nano Research; he is Specialty Chief Editor (Nanobiotechnology) for Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

Education

Title: Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies
Institute: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Location: Pisa
Country: Italy
From: 2007 To: 2010

Certificate

Title: Pre-acceleration program “Bocconi for Innovation (B4I)”, Bocconi University (Milano, Italy)
Description: The Bocconi Pre-Accelerator is a 3-month training program designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who are working on early stage business ideas. It aims at helping in the development of a minimum viable product and in the validatation of a business idea.
Date: 08-06-2021

Title: Full Professorship Qualification
Description: National Scientific Qualification, obtained from the Italian Ministry of University and Research, to the function of Full Professor of Experimental Matter Physics (2018-2024), Applied Physics (2017-2023), and Bioengineering (2017-2023)
Date: 01-01-2017

Experience External

Title: Associate Professor
Institute: Politecnico di Torino
Location: Torino
Country: Italy
From: 2015 To: 2019

All Publications
2021
Battaglini M., Carmignani A., Ciofani G.
An in-depth analysis of the effect of polydopamine nanoparticle size on their interaction with glioblastoma multiforme cells and their photo-thermal conversion abilities
31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials, pp. 85-86
Conference Paper Conference
2021
Battaglini M., Carmignani A., Martinelli C., Doccini S., Santorelli F.M., Ciofani G.
Antioxidant polydopamine nanoparticles in the treatment of autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay
31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials, pp. 918-920
Conference Paper Conference
2021
Salvetti A., Degl'Innocenti A., Gambino G., van Loon J.J.W.A., Ippolito C., Ghelardoni S., Ghigo E., Leoncino L., Prato M., Rossi L., Ciofani G.
Artificially altered gravity elicits cell homeostasis imbalance in planarian worms, and cerium oxide nanoparticles counteract this effect
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, vol. 109, (no. 11), pp. 2322-2333
Article Journal
2021
De Pasquale D., Ciofani G.
Biomimetic advanced in vitro models of glioblastoma multiforme
31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials, pp. 842-843
Conference Paper Conference
2021
Battaglini M., Belenli Gumus M., Ciofani G.
Biomolecular Corona Associated with Nanostructures: The Potentially Disruptive Role of Raman Microscopy
Advanced Materials Technologies
Review Journal
Dissemination
2020
Ciofani G.
La medicina del futuro: Dalla terra allo spazio
Monterosso un Mare di Libri, Monterosso al Mare (Italy)
Public Event
2020
Genchi G., Marino A., Ciofani G.
Onde di energia per la stimolazione di nanomateriali intelligenti
Festival della Scienza, Genova (Italy) - [On line]
Public Event
2019
Ciofani G., Martinelli C.
Antiossidanti nanotecnologici dalla terra allo spazio
Serate Scientifiche Lungarno con l’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Pisa (Italy)
Public Event
2019
Ciofani G.
NANOROS: Risultati della ricerca sulla stazione spaziale
Festival dello Spazio, Busalla (Italy)
Public Event
2018
Ciofani G.
SLaMM - Magnetic solid lipid nanoparticles as a multifunctional platform against glioblastoma multiforme
BeERC, Genova (Italy)
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2021
Ciofani G.
A new generation of nanovectors tackling brain cancer
New Trends in Material Science and Engineering: 1st International Virtual Conference, L’Aquila (Italy) - [On line]
Conference
2021
Ciofani G.
Innovative nanomaterials and space medicine
Space factories: Emerging applications on space stations, Tel Aviv (Israel) - [On line]
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Ciofani G.
Innovative nanotechnological approaches for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme
European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Strasbourg (France) - [On line]
Conference
2021
Ciofani G.
Lipid-based magnetic nanosystems for cancer therapy
Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel, Kiel (Germany) - [On line]
Institute
2021
Ciofani G.
Nanotechnology: Successes and opportunities
NanoGagliato, Gagliato (Italy)
Workshop/Symposium
Awards and Achievements
2021
Salvetti A., Degl'Innocenti A., Gambino G., van Loon J.J.W.A., Ippolito C., Ghelardoni S., Ghigo E., Leoncino L., Prato M., Rossi L., Ciofani G.
Cover image of issue 109(11), November 2021, of Journal of Biomedical Materials Research A
2021
Pucci C., Martinelli C., Degl'Innocenti A., Desii A., De Pasquale D., Ciofani G.
Cover image of issue 21(9), September 2021, of Macromolecular Bioscience
2020
Pucci C., De Pasquale D., Marino A., Martinelli C., Lauciello S., Ciofani G.
Cover image of issue 12(26), July 2020, of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
2020
Tricinci O., De Pasquale D., Marino A., Battaglini M., Pucci C., Ciofani G.
Cover image of issue 5(10), October 2020, of Advanced Materials Technologies
2020
Martinelli C., Battaglini M., Pucci C., Gioi S., Caracci C., Macaluso G., Doccini S., Santorelli F.M., Ciofani G.
Cover image of issue 5(21), June 2020, of ACS Omega
Editorships
2020
Ciofani G.
Nanomedicine
2019
Ciofani G.
Bioactive Materials
2019
Ciofani G.
Journal of Physics: Materials
2019
Ciofani G.
Scientific Reports
2018
Ciofani G.
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Organized Events
2021
Ciofani G., Takeoka S.
Bio-Nano cross-over international workshop
2021
Ciofani G., Chrzanowski W.
Bio-Nano international workshop
2021
Ciofani G., Pucci C., Yang Y., Hu J.
Smart (nano)biomaterials and their applications
2019
Ciofani G.
Advanced theranostic nanomedicine in oncology
2019
Ciofani G., Camarero-Espinosa S.
Tissue engineering under external stimuli