Professor of Biochemistry
Dr. Prosperi is an Associate Professor in Biochemistry at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Since 2008, he is the head of the NanoBioLab, http://www.nanobiolab.btbs.unimib.it. His research activity has been focused on biomedical and biophysical applications of Nanotechnology. His current scientific interests concern: synthesis, functionalization and characterization of nanoparticles for biomedical applications; biophysical studies on colloidal systems, with particular focus on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. ; studies of interaction of nanostructures with biological systems. The group of DP has developed innovative methods for surface bioengineering of colloidal and biomimetic nanoparticles and for the characterization of resulting hybrid nanoparticles. He is an author of over 120 scientific publications.
Assistant Professor in Clinical Biochemistry
Research interests: Her current scientific research is aimed to development of nanoparticles for biochemical and biomedical applications. It concerns the conception of new systems for drug delivery and targeting (colloidal and polymeric nanoparticles, nanoemulsions, prodrugs etc.). Her research interests focus on synthesis, characterization of colloidal nanoparticles and bio functionalization using different approaches and different active bio-ligands for biomedical application mainly in the oncology field. In order to support her research in new drug delivery nanosystems, in the past few years she has looked into new administration methods of nanoparticles rather than traditional intravenous ones, in particular oral and topic administrations.