Antonella Battisti

Short Bio

Graduation in Chemistry at University of Pisa (Italy) in 2005, defending a thesis in inorganic/metallorganic chemistry entitled “Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of gold(I) thiolates with diverse nuclearity” at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry; the results of this thesis work were published by the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry in 2007.

PhD in Chemical Sciences at the “G. Galilei” PhD School (Pisa) with a project aimed at the synthesis, characterization and application of functional polymeric materials. Defense of a doctoral thesis entitled “Development of new polymeric materials for the immobilization of biomolecules” (2009); an application containing the results of this work resulted in a patent.

Post-doc research experiences in the field of biomaterials, biosensors, biophysics. Participation to several Italian and international research projects.

Participation to several courses, workshops, lectures and thematic conferences regarding polymer chemistry and nanostructured polymeric materials, biomaterials, biosensors, biophysics, bioengineering, nanotechnologies, etc.

Teaching in specialization courses for last-year students in Industrial Chemistry (Master’s Degree) at University of Pisa. Support activity in didactic laboratories for the students of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry. Teaching, orientation meetings and demonstrations for high school students. Cooperative activity in science didactics, teaching, learning and communication.

Professional qualification (Chemist) achieved in 2005.

Post-graduate certificate in education (Chemistry) achieved in 2015.

Italian national scientific qualification achieved in 2018.

Permanent position as a researcher at CNR from 2021.

Research Interests

Sensors and biosensors. Development of new molecules, techniques and platforms for the detection of physicochemical, biological or environmental parameters. Biologically active sensing elements able to produce responses that can be converted into readable signals through the action of a transducer. Exploration of suitable platforms for the implementation of the final sensing device.

Smart materials and biomaterials. Development and improvement of novel materials for the realization of responsive devices towards external stimuli such as mechanical stress, moisture, light, temperaturepH, or chemical compounds for the evolution of industrial products (e.g. smart packaging) or renewable energy strategies. Characterization of biocompatible and bioactive materials for applications in the biomedical field.

Selected Recent Projects

Selected Publications

  • R. Solaro,M. Alderighi, M.C. Barsotti, A. Battisti,M. Cifelli, P. Losi, R. Di Stefano, and M.R: Tiné, Chemical–physical and in vivo evaluations of a self–assembling amphiphilic peptide as an injectable hydrogel scaffold for biomedical applications, J. BIOACT. COMPAT. POL. 2012, 28(1), 3-15 [DOI: 10.1177/0883911512467222].
  • A: Battisti, M.A: Digman, E. Gratton, B. Storti, F. Beltram, and R. Bizzarri, Intracellular pH measurements made simple by fluorescent protein probes and the phasor approach to fluorescence lifetime imaging, CHEM. COMMUN., 2012, 48, 5127-5129 [DOI 10.1039/C2CC30373F].
  • A. Pucci, A. Battisti, M. Ahmad, I. Platonova, P. Minei, and G. Brancato, Highly selective vapochromic fluorescence of polycarbonate films doped with an ICT-Based solvatochromic probe, J. POL. SCI. B: POL. PHYS. 2017, 55, 1171-1180 [DOI: 10.1002/polb.24367].
  • BATTISTI A., PANETTIERI S., JACCHETTI E., CARDARELLI F., SIGNORE G., BELTRAM F., BIZZARRI R. Imaging intracellular viscosity by a new molecular rotor suitable for phasor analysis of fluorescence lifetime. ANAL. BIOANAL. CHEM. 2013, 405(19), 6223-6233 [DOI: 10.1007/s00216-013-7084-x].
  • A. Battisti, P. Minei, A. Pucci, and R. Bizzarri, Hue-based quantification of mechanochromism towards a cost-effective detection of mechanical strain in polymer systems, CHEM. COMMUN. 2017, 53, 248-251 [DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08360A].
  • A. Battisti, M. Ambrosetti, G. Ruggeri, C. Cappelli, and A. Pucci, A 4,4'-bis(2-benzoxazolyl)stilbene luminescent probe: assessment of aggregate formation through photophysics experiments and quantum-chemical calculations, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2018, 20(41), 26249-26258 [DOI: 10.1039/c8cp04450c].
  • P. Morici, A. Battisti, G. Tortora, A. Menciassi, G. Checcucci, F. Ghetti, and A. Sgarbossa, The in vitro photoinactivation of Helicobacter pylori by a novel LED-based device, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY 2020, 11, 283-292 [DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00283].
  • A. Battisti , P. Morici, and A. Sgarbossa, Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy of porphyrins in Helicobacter pylori, PHARMACEUTICS 2021, 13(10), 1674 [DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13101674].