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Riccardo Nifosì

CNR Researcher

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riccardo.nifosinano.cnr .it

Address

NEST CNR-NANO
Piazza San Silvestro 12
56127 PISA

Research interests

1. Photophysical properties of Fluorescent Proteins
2. Computational modeling and design of molecular vectors for intracellular delivery

Biographical sketch

Education
1992-1997: Undergraduate fellowship from the Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy
1997: Laurea (MSc) in Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. M. P. Tosi
2004: PhD in Physics from the Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy. Supervisors: Prof. F. Beltram and Dott. V. Tozzini. Title of the thesis: "Molecular Mechanisms of Green Fluorescent Protein Photophysics".

Professional experience
Jan 2002 - Jul 2004: Scholarship of the INFM on "Modeling Green Fluorescent Proteins with classical and ab-initio molecular dynamics".
Jul 2004 -Feb 2009: Tenure track research scientist at CNR-INFM NEST, Pisa, Italy
Feb 2009 - now: Research scientist at CNR-NANO NEST, Pisa, Italy

Selected publications

P Amat, R Nifosì,"Spectral 'Fine' Tuning in Fluorescent Proteins: The Case of the GFP-Like Chromophore in the Anionic Protonation State" J Chem Theory Comput 9, 497 (2013).

F Salomone, F Cardarelli, M Di Luca, C Boccardi, R Nifosì, G Bardi, L Di Bari, M Serresi, F Beltram, "A novel chimeric cell-penetrating peptide with membrane-disruptive properties for efficient endosomal escape", J Control Release 163, 293 (2012)

V Voliani, F Ricci, G Signore, R Nifosì, S. Luin, F. Beltram, "Multiphoton Molecular Photorelease in Click-Chemistry Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles" Small 7, 3271 (2011).

G Signore, R Nifosì, A Lorenzo, S Barbara, B Ranieri, “Polarity-sensitive coumarins tailored to live cell imaging” J Am Chem Soc 132, 1276 (2010).

R Nifosì , Y Luo, "Origin of the Anomalous Two-Photon Absorption in Fluorescent Protein DsRed", J Phys Chem B (Letter) 111, 505 (2007).


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