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Stefania Lettieri

Post Doc

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About

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

  • S. Lettieri, A. Camisasca, M. d’Amora, A. Diaspro and S. Giordani (December 2017). “Fluorescently Labelled Carbon Nano-Onions For Cellular Imaging and Diagnostic Applications”. HeteroNanoCarb-2017,  Benasque (Spain).
  • S. Lettieri, A. Camisasca, M. d’Amora, A. Diaspro and S. Giordani (May 2017). “Far-Red Fluorescent Carbon Nano-Onions For Cellular Imaging”. E-MRS Spring Meeting, Strasbourg (France).
  • S. Lettieri, A. Camisasca, S. Giordani (September 2016). “Red Fluorescent Carbon Nano-Onions as Cellular Imaging probe”. NanoteC16, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis and A. J. Hall (August 2015). “From the brick to the wall: can tailor-engineered functional monomers make a difference to molecular imprinting?” 5th Graduate Student Symposium on Molecular Imprinting, University of Kent (UK). Oral presentation
  • July 2015, AWARDS “ITALY MADE ME”, INCONTRO DELLE ASSOCIAZIONI ACCADEMICHE & SCIENTIFICHE ITALIANE 2015, Italian Embassy, London (UK)
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis and A. J. Hall (December 2014). “Development of functional materials as cheap and durable alternatives to natural receptors”. Postgraduate poster day University of Kent (UK). Poster presentation
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis and A. J. Hall (September 2014). “Mimicking natural receptors using Molecular Imprinting”. 8th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2014), Zhenjiang (China). Oral presentation
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis, A. Krstulja, R. Delepee, L. Agrofoglio and A. J. Hall (July 2014). “Development of functional materials as cheap and durable alternatives to natural receptors”. Macro Group UK, Young Researchers’ Meeting, Durham University, (UK). Oral presentation
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis, A. Krstulja, R. Delepee, L. Agrofoglio and A. J. Hall (July 2014). “Development of functional materials as cheap and durable alternatives to natural receptors”. INTERREG Training School: UoG-AAPS Student Chapter Conference, University of Greenwich (UK). Oral presentation
  • July 2014, INCONTRO DELLE ASSOCIAZIONI ACCADEMICHE & SCIENTIFICHE ITALIANE 2014, Italian Embassy, London (UK)
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis, A. Krstulja, R. Delepee, L. Agrofoglio and A. J. Hall (June 2014). “Development of functional materials as cheap and durable alternatives to natural receptors”. Faculty Research Symposium, Universities of Greenwich & Kent at Medway (UK). Poster presentation
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis, A. Krstulja, R. Delepee, L. Agrofoglio and A. J. Hall (December 2013). “Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Getting the Building Blocks Right”. Postgraduate poster day University of Kent (UK). Poster presentation
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis and A. J. Hall (October 2013). “The Development of Synthetic Receptors for the Tailored Molecular Recognition of Barbiturates and other Targets of Interest”. Medway School of Pharmacy seminar series, University of Kent (UK). Oral presentation
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis and A. J. Hall (August 2013). “The Development of Synthetic Receptors for the Tailored Molecular Recognition of Barbiturates”. 5th Graduate Student Symposium on Molecular Imprinting, Belfast (UK). Oral presentation
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis, A. Krstulja, R. Delepee, L. Agrofoglio and A. J. Hall (July 2013). “Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Getting the Building Blocks Right”. 11th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC11), University of Warwick, UK. Poster presentation
  • S. Lettieri and A. J. Hall (May 2013). “The Development of Polymers for the Tailored Molecular Recognition of Pharmaceuticals, Vitamins and Human Metabolites”. Medway Research Festival, Universities of Greenwich & Kent at Medway (UK). Poster presentation
  • S. Lettieri, P. Manesiotis and A. J. Hall (August 2012). “Novel pyridine-based functional monomers for stoichiometric non-covalent imprinting”. 7th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting, Paris (France). Poster presentation

 

 

Projects

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.

Selected Publications

M. d’Amora, A. Camisasca, S. Lettieri, S. Giordani. Toxicity Assessment of Carbon Nanomaterials in Zebrafish during Development. Nanomaterials. 2017, 7(12), 414. doi: 10.3390/nano7120414

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

A. Krstulja, S. Lettieri, A. J. Hall, V. Roy, P. Favetta, L. A. Agrofoglio. Tailor-Made Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for Selective Recognition of the Urinary Tumor Marker Pseudouridine. Macromol. Biosci. 2017, 1700250. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201700250 (co-first author).

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.

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