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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 more than 140 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.

All Publications
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
Article Journal
2021
di Leo N., Moscato S., Borso' M., Sestito S., Polini B., Bandini L., Grillone A., Battaglini M., Saba A., Mattii L., Ciofani G., Chiellini G.
Delivery of Thyronamines (TAMs) to the Brain: A Preliminary Study
Molecules, vol. 26, (no. 6)
2021
Genchi G.G., Ciofani G.
Le nuove frontiere del volo spaziale: Nanotecnologie e biomedicina
Ithaca: Viaggio nella Scienza, vol. 17, pp. 47-54
Article Journal
2021
Iturrioz-Rodríguez N., Bertorelli R., Ciofani G.
Lipid‐Based Nanocarriers for The Treatment of Glioblastoma
Advanced NanoBiomed Research, vol. 1, (no. 2)
Review Journal
2021
Sen O., Emanet M., Ciofani G.
Nanotechnology-Based Strategies to Evaluate and Counteract Cancer Metastasis and Neoangiogenesis
Advanced healthcare materials
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)
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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.
Piezo-stimulation against cancer: Clinical perspectives
Global Nanobiotechnology Consortium E-Conference, Tampa (USA) - [On line]
Conference
Awards and Achievements
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
2020
Mollo V., Scognamiglio P., Marino A., Ciofani G., Santoro F.
Cover image of issue 5(3), March 2020, of Advanced Materials Technologies
2020
Marino A., Desii A., Emanet M., Marino P., Ciofani G.
SmartCup Liguria 2020: Life Science Section Award, "Confesercenti Liguria" Award, "Studio Demetra" Award, “Associazione Culturale Sintesi” award, “EBN Business Innovation Network” award, and “InnoEU” Award for the Kidaria Bioscience Start-Up project
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.
Bio-Nano cross-over international workshop
2019
Ciofani G.
Advanced theranostic nanomedicine in oncology
2019
Ciofani G., Camarero-Espinosa S.
Tissue engineering under external stimuli
2018
Ciofani G.
Smart tools for caring: Nanotechnology meets medical challenges