Marina Scarpa
Marina Scarpa
affiliation: Università di Trento
research area(s): Chemical Biology
Course: Biomolecular Sciences
University/Istitution: Università di Trento
1982 Degree in Industrial Chemistry (curriculum Physical Chemistry), University of Venice, Italy, Magna cum Laude.
1987 Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Padova, Italy.
1982-1983 Fellow at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Venice, Italy.
1983-1987 Ph.D. Thesis “Superoxide and superoxide dismutase” Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Padova, Italy.
1987-1988 Collaboration to a research project at ENEA, Rome “Pollutant and Oxygen radicals in atmosphere”.
1988-1990 Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Biological Chemistry. Contribution to the development of the Laboratory of Nuclear Magnetic resonance and Electron Spin Resonance at the School of Medicine, University of Padova.
1990-1992 Researcher in Biophysics, University of Padova. Research activity: Magnetic resonance in biological systems, in cooperation with prof. A. Rigo (Department of Biological Chemistry) and L. Battistin (Department of Neurology) and Immuno-biosensors, in cooperation with prof. B. Hock (Laboratory of Immunology, Technische Universitat of Munchen).
1992-2002 Associate professor of Biophysics, University of Trento. Main field of research activity on protein science and technology, oxygen radicals and antioxidants.
2002-present Full professor of Biophysics and Biochemistry, University of Trento. Main field of research activity on nano-biotechnology, free radicals and antioxidants.
Nanobiotechnologies. The general aim of this activity is to conceive and experiment new nanodevices, designed at the atomic level, to master their functionalities controlling their three dimensional geometry. Since some of these properties are peculiar to bio molecule whose function is related to their self-regulated 3D structure, the insertion of bio molecules in nanometric structures, such as quantum dots, allows to obtain new classes of nanodevices which acts as nanosensor or nanotrasducer or nano photo activator. This research is interdisciplinary among biochemists, materials scientists, electronic engineers. We are currently developing an optical nanosensor based on silicon to recognize pathogenic species (viral and DNA) and a nanosystem photoactuated.
Froner E.. Adamo R, Gaburro Z., Margesin B., Pavesi L., Rigo A., Scarpa M. Luminescence of porous silicon derived nanocrystals dispersed in water: dependence on initial porous silicon oxidation Journal of Nanoparticle Research 8(6), 1071-1074 (2006).

- M. Rossetto, P. Vanzani, M. Lunelli, M. Scarpa, F. Mattivi, A. Rigo "Peroxyl radical trapping activity of anthocyanins and generation of free radical intermediates" Free radical research 41, 854-859 (2007).

- L. Zennaro, M. Rossetto, P. Vanzani, V. De Marco, M. Scarpa, L. Battistin, A. Rigo “A method to evaluate capacity and efficiency of water soluble antioxidants as peroxyl radical scavengers". Archives of biochemistry and biophysics 462, p. 38-46 (2007).

- M. Rossetto, P. Vanzani, V. De Marco, L. Zennaro, M. Scarpa, A. Rigo “Fast and simple method for the simultaneous evaluation of the capacity and efficiency of food antioxidants in trapping peroxyl radicals in an intestinal model system” J Agric Food Chem. 56(10), 3486-92 (2008).

- F. Giorgis, E. Descrovi, A. Chiodoni, E. Froner, M. Scarpa, A. Venturello, F. Geobaldo “Porous silicon as efficient surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate” Appl. Surf. Sci. 254(22), 7494-7497 (2008).

- R. Adamo, A. Anopchenko, P. Bettotti, M. Cazzanelli, E. D'Amato, N. Daldosso, L. Ferraioli, E. Froner, Z. Gaburro, R. Guider, S. M. Hossain, D. Navarro-Urrios, A. Pitanti, S. Prezioso, M. Scarpa, R. Spano, M. Wang, L. Pavesi “Low dimensional silicon structures for photonic and sensor applications.” Appl. Surf. Sci. 255, 624-627 (2008).

- Froner E., Baschera F., Tessarolo F., Bettotti P., Pavesi L.,Rossi B., Scarpa M., Mariotto G. and Rigo A. “Hybrid nanostructured supports for surface enhanced Raman scattering” Appl. Surf. Sci. 225, 15 7652-7656 (2009).

- M. Rossetto; P. Vanzani; V. De Marco; L. Zennaro; M. Scarpa; A. Rigo , Apple or pineapple? The importance to be reactive in the protection from free radicals in "International conference and exhibition on nutriceuticals and functional food" , San Francisco (CA) : www.ISNFF.ORG , 2009 , p. 94 -94 . - International Conference and exhibition on nutriceuticals and functional foods. , San francisco (CA) , 31 October- 4November 2009

- Bonaiuto E., Lunelli M., Scarpa M., Vettor R., Milan G., Di Paolo M.L. “A structure-activity study to identify novel and efficient substrates of the human semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase/VAP1 enzyme.” Biochemie 92(7), 858-868 (2010).

- Vanzani P., Rossetto M., De Marco V., Rigo A Scarpa M. “Efficiency and capacity of antioxidant rich foods in trapping peroxyl radicals: A full evaluation of radical scavenging activity.” Food research international 44, 269-275 (2011).

- Di Paolo M.L., Lunelli M., Fuxreiter M., Rigo A., Simon I. and Scarpa M. “Active site residue involvement in monoamine or diamine oxidation catalysed by pea seedling amine oxidase.” FEBS Journal (2011), 278, 1232-1243.

- Froner E., D’Amato E., Adamo R., Prtlijaga N., Larcheri S., Pavesi L., Potrich C., Rigo A., Scarpa M. “Deoxycholate as an efficient stabilizer of silicon nanocrystals.” J. Coll. Sci Interf. 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.03.006 (2011) 358, 86-92.

- Prtljaga N., D’Amato E., Pitanti A., Guider R. , Froner E., Larcheri S., Scarpa M. and Pavesi L “Photoluminescence of hydrophilic silicon nanocrystals in aqueous solutions.” Nanotechnology (2011), in press
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