Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche

Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 00133 Roma, Italia,

Tel.+39 06 72594337 Fax +39 06 72594328

Representative: Prof. Giuseppe PALLESCHI, Head of the Department

General activity

The BioElectroAnalytical (BEAT) group was established in 1984 at the Chemistry Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". The research group led by Prof. Giuseppe Palleschi and Prof. Danila Moscone is currently composed of two senior researchers Dr. Laura Micheli and Dr. Giulia Volpe, five Ph.D. students Alina Lupu, Nagwa Ammida, Silvia Piermarini, Francesco Ricci, and Josephina Calvo, one post-doc researcher Dr. Federica Valentini, one visiting professor Prof. Aziz Amine and four visiting researchers Dr. Mihaela Badea, Dr. Mihaela-Carmen Cheregi, Dr. Emilia Elena Iorgulescu and Dr. Sergio Alcarcon and some Italian and Foreign students.

Research Activity

The research activity is mainly focused on the development and application of chemical sensors, biosensors and immunosensors for food, environmental and clinical analysis.

This research is financed by National and International (EU, PNR, MIUR) programmes with financial support of public and private organisations.

Training Activity

‘Analytical Chemistry’ courses for graduated and undergraduated students

‘Biosensors Technology’ courses for graduated and undergraduated students

Projects for students and researchers exchanges in Programmes like: European Concerted Actions, Socrates, Erasmus, Tempus, Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci.

List of publications (selection)

Prussian Blue based screen printed biosensors with improved characteristics of long-term lifetime and pH stability. F. Ricci, A. Amine, G. Palleschi, D.Moscone, Biosens. and Bioelectron.18, 165-174 (2003).

Oxidase enzyme immobilisation through electropolymerised films to assemble biosensors for batch and flow injection analysis. M. Badea, A. Curulli, G. Palleschi, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 18, 689 – 698 (2003)

An Electrochemical ELISA procedure for the screening of 17b-estradiol in urban waste waters. F.Valentini, D.Compagnone, A.Gentili, G.Palleschi. The Analyst 127, 3-7, (2002).

New electrochemical sensors for detecion of nitrites and nitrates. M. Badea, A. Amine, G. Palleschi, D. Moscone, G. Volpe, A. Curulli. Electroanalytical Chemistry 509, 66-72 (2001).

Amperometric separation free immunosensor for real-time environmental monitoring. Killard A. J., Micheli L., Grennan K., Franek M., Kolar V., Moscone D., Palchetti I., M. R.Smyth. Analytica Chimica Acta 427, 173–180 (2001).

Rapid determination of lactulose in milk by microdialysis and biosensors. D. Moscone, R. Bernardo, E. Marconi, A. Amine, G. Palleschi. Analyst 124, 325-9 (1999).

Evaluation of the use of free and immobilised acetylcholinesterase for paraoxon detection with an amperometric choline oxidase based biosensor. C. Cremisini, S. Di Sario, J. Mela, R. Pilloton, G.Palleschi. Analytica Chimica Acta 311, 273-280 (1995).


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