Valentina Cauda and Luisa Racca are guest editors for the special issue: Smart Nanomaterials for Diagnosis and Therapy of Diseases of the jounal Pharmaceutics (MDPI)
February 2022: Brand new website finally online! Continue following our news here and on our social profiles!
December 6th, 2021: Farewell lunch for Sugata, who is leaving to join her family in India after her succesful MSCA project. Good luck to you!!
December 5th, 2021: Artistic brainstorming for the development of our new logo… stay tuned, our visual identity will change and also this website will soon have a new look!
August 31st, 2021: Last official day of the TrojaNanoHorse ERC project… but research continues so stay tuned!
May 18th-21st: ISEV2021 10th Annual Meeting will virtually take place, and Bianca will be presenting her poster!
9-11th March: Luisa has been awarded the best abstract on woman-related cancer award In the context of the international congress CancerTO virtually organized in Turin
March 9th: Veronica has been selected for a short presentation within CancerTO event! Congratulations!
Congratulations to Bianca for her PhD defence!
U-Care won the prize for Life Science at the PNI Cube National Innovation Competition!
7 July 2020: Valentina is participating to the virtual ceremony of the first ERC Public Engagement with Research Award
March 17th, 2020: Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, today Marta Canta, Luisa Racca and Andrea Ancona performed excellent Ph.D. Final Dissertation in remote evaluation by the Doctorate Board.
Each Board unanimously deemed the research work described in their Ph.D thesis excellent!
We congratulate all of them for this wonderful result and wish them all great success in their future career.
February 25th, 2020: Valentina will participate in the scientific cocktail organized by the Association of Italian Physics Students, in Torino
December 11-13, Trieste: Veronica, Bianca, Francesca and Marco will be participating in the School of Nanomedicine at the University of Trieste.
November 7-10, Politecnico di Torino hosts the “Festival della Tecnologia”, with many appointments in the institution and around the city. Francesca will talk about our research every afternoon at 4.30 pm!
6-8 November: Tania is attending the 1st EVIta Symposium in Palermo.
September 1-5, Stockholm, Sweden: Marco is participating in Euromat.
12th-13th June 2019: Marco and Valentina are attending Nanoinnovation 2019, in Rome.
27th-31st May 2019: Andrea has participated in the HELLO AI Summer School, hosted by GE Healthcare in Budapest.
Valentina and Giancarlo are guest editors for a special issue on Mesoporous Materials for Drug Delivery and Theranostics, on the Pharmaceutics Journal. We are waiting for great manuscript submission!
13th May 2019: Joana Matos, PhD student from Istituto Tecnico Superior of Lisbon University, arrived @TNHlab and will stay several weeks with us. WELCOME Joana!
16-17th April 2019: Valentina and Andrea are in Guimaraes, visiting the HydruStent company and the University of Minho, within the COST ENIUS Action. Thanks to the 3B research Group and to Prof. Rui Reis for their hospitality!
12th February 2019: European Commission communicated that our Marie Curie Individual Fellowship MINT proposal has been accepted!! CONGRATULATIONS to Sugata Barui, who will soon join us from IIT Gandhinagar to carry out her project.
30th January 2019 – 1st February 2019: Valentina Cauda is in Sofia, participating to the Management Committee Meeting of Enius in Sofia; Bulgaria, within the COST Action.
25th January 2019: New patent filed! “A biomimetic nanoporous carrier comprising an inhibitor directed towards the native form of IDH2 protein” (Original title: “Vettore nanoporoso biomimetico comprendente un inibitore diretto verso la forma nativa della proteina IDH2” Italian Patent N. IT102019000001009 of 23rd January 2019, Inventors: V. Cauda, T. Limongi, L. Racca, M. Canta, F. Susa, R. Piva, E. Bergaggio, N. Vitale, E. Mereu.
21st November 2018: Congrats to Bianca, who won the Best Poster Award at MEYCS 2018!
13th November 2018: 2 new patents filed!
“Sonosensitizing agent and its method of activation” (Original title:“Agente sonosensibilizzante e suo metodo di attivazione”) Italian Patent N. 102018000009966 of 31th Oct. 2018, Inventors: V.Cauda, G. Cicero, G. Canavese, T. Limongi, N. Garino, L. Racca, A. Ancona, B. Dumontel, M. Canta, L. Serpe, R. Canaparo, F. Foglietta, A. Francovich, G. Durando, waiting for research report.
“Biomimetic Non-Immunogenic Nanoassembly for the Antitumor Therapy” (Original title:“Nanocostrutto Biomimetico Non Immunogenico per la Terapia Antitumorale”) Italian Patent N. 102017000129243 of 13th Nov. 2017, PCT: IB2018/058476 of 30th October 2018. Inventors: V.Cauda, G. Canavese, T. Limongi, N. Garino, M. Laurenti, B. Dumontel, M. Canta, L. Racca, A. Ancona, filed with Research Report.
26th July 2018: The TNHlab congratulates her Master Student Francesca Susa for her Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering with the title “Hybrid biomimetic nanoconstructs against cancer:preparation and properties”!!
12th – 14th June 2018: TNHLab becomes TV set for a few days! Reporters and cameramen are interviewing our group to prepare an episode for RAI Cultura. Stay tuned for broadcast date!
24th May 2018: Thanks to Moschini SpA, to our new Vice Rector for Tech Transfer and to all participants at the PoC@PoliTo Mid Term Event.
8th May 2018: Valentina Cauda and Andrea Ancona are presenting a pitch on the technology developed @TNH Lab in Milan, at the Johnson&Johnson “Innovation in Italy” event.
4th may, at 21.30 Valentina Cauda will be on RAIScuola (digitale terrestre 146) within the program Memex Galileo conducted by Prof. Albertini!
14th March 2018: Valentina Cauda presents the TrojaNanoHorse project at RAI studios in Rome within the program Memex Galileo of RAI Scuola conducted by Prof. Valerio Rossi Albertini. Stay tuned, we will post the the broadcast date!
2nd March 2018: TNHLab participated in the “Smart tools for caring: Nanotechnology meets medical challenges” workshop, organized by the IIT SmartBioInterfaces group in Pontedera!
1st February 2018: New lab for cell culture almost ready! Incubators need installation and then we can start working again! Looks great!! THANKS to ERC, CSP and PoliTO for funding!
14th December 2017: Carmine Lops receives his Master Thesis! Congratulations to him and special thanks to Simelys Hernandez for her supervision.
December 2017: Valentina Cauda and Marco Laurenti are now Guest Editors for the Special Issue “ZnO Nanostructures for Tissue Regeneration, Drug-Delivery and Theranostics Applications”.
11th November 2017: Valentina Cauda and her team were interviewed by the famous comedian Enrico Bertolino in the program “MeravigliosaMente” on the TV Italian Channel La7, transmitted on Saturday 11th November 2017.
19th October 2017: Festival dell’Innovazione e della Scienza, Settimo Torinese (Turin, Italy) – Scientific divulgation event with the topic:”Luce, reazioni chimiche e nanoparticelle per la diagnosi e la cura dei tumori”
21st March 2017: Giornata della ricerca at the Politecnico di Torino and following ERC Cafè at the Castello del Valentino.
5th March 2017: The TNH Lab group participates in the non competitive run “Just the woman I am” and presents a poster.
3rd February 2017: Presentation of the TNH Project at the Zonta Club, Valle D’Aosta.
17th December 2016: Congrats to Bianca and Federica for their Master Degrees!
27th October 2016: Luisa Racca is awarded for the best poster presentation at MYCS
25th October 2016: Interview on the erc official website in occasion of the breast cancer month
June 2016: Award “Top-10 Papers published in 2015 of the Italian Chemical Society under-35” for the publication: M. Laurenti, G. Canavese, A. Sacco, M. Fontana, K. Bejtka, M. Castellino, F. C. Pirri, V. Cauda, “Nanobranched ZnO Structure: p-Type Doping Induces Piezoelectric Voltage Generation and Ferroelectric-Photovoltaic Effect” ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2015, vol. 27, pp. 4218–4223