Cecilia Pederzolli
Cecilia Pederzolli
website: cmm.fbk.eu/
affiliation: Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Trento
research area(s): Chemical Biology
Course: Biomolecular Sciences
University/Istitution: Università di Trento
Cecilia Pederzolli is a senior researcher at the Materials and Microsystems Centre (CMM) of B. Kessler Foundation (FBK) and team leader of the Biofunctional Surfaces and Interfaces research unit. Her interest is the development of biofunctional materials applied to the micro-nanotechnologies for genomics and proteomics, particularly she spent the last five years in the development of micro-devices for molecular diagnostic. In this respect her research group is part of LATEMAR (http://www.latemar.polito.it/), a National Centre of Excellence related to the development of micro and nano-devices and sensors for genomic and post-genomic.
Her own research activity has been focused on the following themes: 1) spectroscopic techniques for the study of bacterial toxins as transmembrane proteins; 2) immunolysins and lytic peptides in oncological treatments; 3) drug delivery systems for oncological applications; 4) development of biointerfaces for biosensors and biomedical applications. She was graduated in Biology at the University of Padova in 1988, since then she worked in the biochemical and biophysical fields first at the Department of Physics of the University of Trento and subsequently in the area of Surface Science at FBK. From 1991 to 1992 she was visiting scientist at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Sciences-Division of Biochemistry, St. George's Hospital and Medical School, London University, supported by an European grant. She has published about 90 papers on international JCR journals and presentations at conferences. In the last ten years she has coordinated eleven scientific projects funded by local and national agencies. Since January 2011 appointed as deputy director of FBK-CMM.
Advanced Materials: study and development of innovative materials, both organic and inorganic, with particular emphasis on the study of thin films, nanostructures and surfaces.
Microsystems: development of technological platforms aimed at the construction of Microsystems able to carry out different duties, both sensorial and implementation duties.
Smart Integrated Sensors: development of intelligent sensors and systems that add to the microsystems potentiality the possibility of information processing as well as the capability to communicate with the real world
Pijanowska, D. G.; Remiszewska, E.; Pederzolli, C.; Lunelli, L.; Vinante, M.; Dudziński, R.; Kruk, J. & Torbicz, W. (2006), 'Surface Modification for Microreactor Fabrication', Sensors 6, 370--379.

Musso, S.; Porro, S.; Vinante, M.; Vanzetti, L.; Ploeger, R.; Giorcelli, M.; Possetti, B.; Trotta, F.; Pederzolli, C. & Tagliaferro, A. (2007), 'Modification of MWNTs obtained by thermal-CVD', Diamond & Related Materials 16, 1183–-1187.

Fiorilli, S.; Rivolo, P.; Descrovi, E.; Ricciardi, C.; Pasquardini, L.; Lunelli, L.; Vanzetti, L.; Pederzolli, C.; Onida, B. & Garrone, E. (2008), 'Vapour-phase self-assembled monolayers of aminosilane on silicon substrates', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 321, 235--241.

Pasquardini, L.; Lunelli, L.; Vanzetti, L.; Anderle, M. & Pederzolli, C. (2008), 'Immobilization of cationic rifampicin-loaded liposomes on polystyrene for drug-delivery applications', Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 62, 265--272.

Benvenuto, A., Guarnieri, V., Lorenzelli, L., Collini, C., Decarli, M., Adami, A., Potrich, C., Lunelli, L., Canteri, R. & Pederzolli, C. “Fabrication of a MEMS-based separation module for liquid chromatography”, Sensors and Actuators: B.Chemical, 2008, 130, 181-186

Zanarini, S., Rampazzo, E., Bich, D., Canteri, R., Ciana, L. D., Marcaccio, M., Marzocchi, E., Montalti, M., Panciatichi, C., Pederzolli, C., Paolucci, F., Prodi, L. & Vanzetti, L. “Synthesis and electrochemiluminescence of a Ru(bpy)32+ based surfactant on a SAM pre-coated solid substrate”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008, 112, 2949-2957

Vinante M., Digregorio G., Lunelli L., Forti S., Musso S., Vanzetti L., Lui A., Pasquardini L., Giorcelli M., Tagliaferro A., Anderle M. & Pederzolli C., “Human plasma protein adsorption on carbon-based materials”. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2009, 9, 3785-3791

Potrich, C., Lunelli, L., Forti, S., Vozzi, D., Pasquardini, L., Vanzetti, L., Panciatichi, C., Anderle, M. & Pederzolli, C. “Effect of Materials for Micro-electro-mechanical Systems on PCR Yield”, European Biophysics Journal 2010, 39, 979-986
Project Title:
Development of microdevices for 3D cell micro-culture and for purification and analysis of nucleic acids, i.e. materials and structures aimed at the i
The PhD will be carried out at the "Biofunctional Surfaces and Interfaces" unit of the Materials and Microsystems Center at FBK which mainly works on the functionalization of surfaces for bio-applications. The focus of the research will be the development of functional surfaces to be possibly included in micro-devices with the aim to isolate and specifically detect small RNAs, such as microRNAs. Through the collaboration with hospitals it will be possible to assess if microRNAs could be used as novel circulating biomarkers for cancer diagnostics