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Andrea Armirotti

Head of Analytical Chemistry


Analytical Chemistry Lab


Analytical Chemistry and Translational Pharmacology


Via Morego 30, 16163
+39 010 2896 938
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Born in Genova (Italy),  September 14, 1973

-Bachelor in  Sciences obtained at the Liceo Ginnasio XVI febbraio in Aosta (July, 1992)

 -Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Laurea) (June 22, 2002) obtained at the University of Genova .(Experimental thesis:   "GC-MS analysis of N-linked oligosaccharides" )

-Professional Certificate for Chemists obtained at the University of Genova (December 2002).

-PhD in Biochemistry (May 10, 2006) obtained at the University of Genova. Ph.D thesis: "Extraction and chemical characterization of taxanes from in vitro cell coltures "



Bioanalysis Proteomics Metabolomics Bioinformatics


  • PI of Projects FFC#1-2018 and FFC#1-2019 granted by Fondazione Italiana Fibrosi Cistica "Proteomic profiling of F508del-CFTR cells to identify new pharmacological targets for CF"
  • Partner in Project N°785219 granted by EU Graphene Flagship Project Horizon 2020, WP4 and responsible for Task 4.7
  • Partner in Project AIRC 2140 granted by AIRC (PI: Nicola Baldini)

Selected Publications

  • Gender specific decrease of a set of circulating N-acylphosphatidyl ethanolamines (NAPEs) in the plasma of Parkinson's disease patients. Hamid Z, Basit A, Pontis S, Piras F, Assogna F, Bossù P, Pontieri FE, Stefani A, Spalletta G, Franceschi P, Reggiani A, Armirotti A. Metabolomics. 2019 May 3;15(5):74. doi: 10.1007/s11306-019-1536-z.
  • Deoxysphingolipids as candidate biomarkers for a novel SPTLC1 mutation associated with HSAN – I Boso F, Armirotti A, Taioli F, Ferrarini M, Nobbio L, Cavallaro T, Fabrizi GM Neurology Genetics, in press
  • Ion mobility mass spectrometry enhances low-abundance species detection in untargeted lipidomics. Basit A, Pontis S, Piomelli D, Armirotti A. Metabolomics. 2016;12:50. 
  • Bioactive Thymosin Alpha-1 Does Not Influence F508del-CFTR Maturation and Activity. Armirotti A, Tomati V, Matthes E, Veit G, Cholon DM, Phuan PW, Braccia C, Guidone D, Gentzsch M, Lukacs GL, Verkman AS, Galietta LJV, Hanrahan JW, Pedemonte N.Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 16;9(1):10310. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46639-1.
  • SWATH label-free proteomics for cystic fibrosis research. Braccia C, Tomati V, Caci E, Pedemonte N, Armirotti A. J Cyst Fibros. 2019 Jul;18(4):501-506. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2018.10.004.
  • Kernel-Based, Partial Least Squares Quantitative Structure-Retention Relationship Model for UPLC Retention Time Prediction: A Useful Tool for Metabolite Identification. Falchi F, Bertozzi SM, Ottonello G, Ruda GF, Colombano G, Fiorelli C, Martucci C, Bertorelli R, Scarpelli R, Cavalli A, Bandiera T, Armirotti A. Anal Chem. 2016 Oct 4;88(19):9510-9517. 


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