Ottobre 2017 archive

Grant ALMA IDEA 2017 – Senior !!!

IAP group is part of the team that won the grant ALMA IDEA 2017 – Senior, by the Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, with the project “Studio dei meccanismi d’azione chimico‐fisici e biologici alla base dell’attività antitumorale di liquidi attivati con gas plasma per il trattamento della carcinosi peritoneale da tumore epiteliale dell’ovaio/tuba/peritoneo primitivo”, focused on the investigation of PALs (Plasma Activated Liquids) as potential antitumor agent in the treatment of peritoneal carcinosis.


The Principal Investigator of the project is Prof. Pierandrea De Iaco, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche (DIMEC), head of Oncologia Ginecologica (link) at the Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi (recent interview to Prof. De Iaco: link). Among the main participant of the project are also Prof. Giuseppe Gasparre (DIMEC) expert in mitochondrial genetics, with particular reference to mitochondrial metabolism in solid tumors, and Dr. Anna Myriam Perrone
experienced surgeon of Oncologia Ginecologica at the Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi.
The official list of the funded projects at the following link


The whole IAP group participated to the “Research@DIMSAI” event

The event Research@DIMSAI was held in the Aula Magna of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna the 23 October 2017.
The student of PhD Course in Mechanics and Advanced Engineering Sciences (DIMSAI) were invited to present their research topic to other department members and to representatives from industrial companies.
Our PhD students contributed with their presentations:
Filippo Capelli (1st year) “Integrated design of atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium plasma sources for industrial and biomedical applications” (poster presentation)
Federica Barletta (1st year) “Design and optimization of processes assisted by plasma for the codeposition of biocomposite coatings for drug delivery” (poster presentation)
Tommaso Gallingani (1st year) “Physical and engineering design of optimized processes assisted by atmospheric non-equilibrium plasmas for surface modification of polymeric materials” (poster presentation)
Emanuele Simoncelli (3rd year) “Development and characterization of a plasma gun source for biomedical applications” (oral presentation)
Enrico Traldi (3rd year) “Synthesis and characterization of high added value materials by means of equilibrium and non-equilibrium plasmas” (oral presentation)

Official program of the event: link

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Federica Barletta and Filippo Capelli participate to the International Low Temperature Plasma School

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The International Low Temperature Plasma School is being held in Bad Honnef (Germany) from October 7th to 12th, 2017.
Federica Barletta and Filippo Capelli participate bringing our contribution:
-Correlation between the concentration of reactive species produced by a Surface Barrier Discharge plasma source and its antimicrobial effects
-Plasma assisted fast decontamination of polymeric packaging: electrical characterization and biological analysis

More information about the school on the official website