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Front Cover: Biodegradability of Carbon Nano-Onions by Human Myeloperoxidase and Photo-Fenton Process

Front Cover: Biodegradability of Carbon Nano-Onions by Human Myeloperoxidase and Photo-Fenton Process

The human enzyme myeloperoxidase, found majorly in the blood secreted by the immune cells (neutrophils), is capable of degrading the carbon nano-onions (CNOs) or multilayer fullerenes. The biodegradation of CNOs mainly occurs through generating radical intermediates of peroxidase and by reacting with in-situ generated hydroxy radicals under UV-light catalyzed photo-Fenton reaction.

Professor Silvia Giordani, School of Chemical Sciences, received €1,206,941.90 for a project called “Bio-Inspired Functionalisation of Nanoplatforms for Targeted Delivery of Therapeutics.”

Professor Silvia Giordani, School of Chemical Sciences, received €1,206,941.90 for a project called “Bio-Inspired Functionalisation of Nanoplatforms for Targeted Delivery of Therapeutics.”

The funding announcement by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) was announced on Monday and has been welcomed by the delighted DCU researchers involved. The SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme provides opportunities for independent investigators to conduct innovative, collaborative research with the potential to deliver impact, whilst also providing opportunities for high-risk, high-reward research projects.

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science - Outside Front Cover

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science - Outside Front Cover

Carbon nano-onions (CNOs) are featured on this cover, illustrating a breakthrough in advanced materials for pancreatic cancer treatment. Leveraging colloid and interface science, CNOs demonstrate precise targeting and enhanced efficacy in drug delivery, offering improved therapeutic outcomes with reduced toxicity, representing a significant advancement in nanotechnology-based cancer therapies.

Dr Sofia Dominguez Gil presented our research on the "Environmentally friendly synthesis of Carbon Dots for cancer therapy" at the 7th BenBedPhar Scientific Meeting in Tallinn

Dr Sofia Dominguez Gil presented our research on the “Environmentally friendly synthesis of Carbon Dots for cancer therapy” at the 7th BenBedPhar Scientific Meeting in Tallinn

Sofia recently attended the BenBedPhar COST Scientific Meeting from 18th to 19th April in Tallinn. This meeting was focused on ‘Cellular Mechanisms, Disease Modeling and Clinical Approaches to NRF2 Therapeutics’. During the meeting, she presented the research that she is developing as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Giordani’s group, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Prof. Silvia Giordani presented our research on multilayer fullerenes at the 2nd COST NanoSpace Joint Scientific Meeting at BAU university in Istanbul.

Prof. Silvia Giordani presented our research on multilayer fullerenes at the 2nd COST NanoSpace Joint Scientific Meeting at BAU university in Istanbul.

In this presentation, multilayers fullerenes, also known as carbon nano-onions (CNOs), were discussed as a potential vesicle for nanocarrier-type drug delivery systems.

“Cervelli in fuga”

“Cervelli in fuga”

Relatori - Dr.ssa Michela Deleidi e s.o. Prof.ssa Silvia Giordani

Cure a bersaglio, le nanocipolle della docente bergamasca

La ricercatrice bergamasca Silvia Giordani, professore di Nanomateriali alla Dublin City University e il suo laboratorio hanno sperimentato con successo un nuovo metodo per il rilascio mirato dei farmaci antitumorali direttamente nelle cellule affette da adenocarcinoma pancreatico duttale.

“Festeggiamo Silvia, per il suo compleanno con le nano cipolle”

“Festeggiamo Silvia, per il suo compleanno con le nano cipolle”

23 gennaio 2024, compleanno di Silvia, Silvia Giordani, Professore ordinario di nanomateriali alla Dublin City University, e nostra socia che regala al suo club una affascinante conferenza sui nanomateriali.

Drug-resistant pancreatic cancer cells successfully treated in the Prof Silvia Giordani's lab

Drug-resistant pancreatic cancer cells successfully treated in the Prof Silvia Giordani’s lab

Researchers, led by Professor Silvia Giordani, School of Chemical Sciences have found a way to more precisely deliver medicines to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells.

DCU study uses onion-like nano structures to target cancer cells

DCU study uses onion-like nano structures to target cancer cells

Prof Silvia Giordani and her team have shown how the novel delivery system can be used to target aggressive pancreatic cancer cells resistant to drugs.

DCU School of Chemical Sciences – courses that will ensure future employability

DCU School of Chemical Sciences – courses that will ensure future employability

Join our Head of School, Professor Silvia Giordani as she takes us through the undergraduate courses on offer

Designing nano-sized chemotherapy

Designing nano-sized chemotherapy

Nanoparticles carrying chemotherapeutic drugs could help people with cancer escape some of the drugs’ side effects, hopes Silvia Giordani

Prof. Silvia Giordani wins High Level Scientific Mobility Grant

Prof. Silvia Giordani wins High Level Scientific Mobility Grant

Prof. Silvia Giordani from the School of Chemical Sciences has won an inaugural High Level Scientific Mobility Grant, a mobility scheme part of the Grants of the French Government, to strengthen scientific cooperation between Ireland and France.

Small - Back Cover

Small - Back Cover

Carbon Nanotubes: Functionalization of Carbon Nanoparticles Modulates Inflammatory Cell Recruitment and NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation

Silvia Giordani CHEMIST

Silvia Giordani CHEMIST

A DAY IN THE LIFE SCIENTIFIC | DUBLIN CITY OF SCIENCE 2012

I premi Ugis 2012 a due donne scienziate

I premi Ugis 2012 a due donne scienziate

Riconoscimento alla carriera ad Amalia Ercoli Finzi, per i giovani ricercatori a Silvia Giordani

Rai3 alle falde del Kilimangiaro

Rai3 alle falde del Kilimangiaro

During the broadcast Silvia Giordani, a researcher in Dublin originally from Bergamo, will reveal the secrets and lesser-known places of the Irish city where she lives and works today.

Developing new therapies for more efficient healthcare

Developing new therapies for more efficient healthcare

INNOVATION PROFILE/Science Foundation Ireland

European Science Foundation (ESF) 2012

European Science Foundation (ESF) 2012

Elevator Pitch competition entry by Silvia Giordani

Euroscience Open Forum - ESOF2012

Euroscience Open Forum - ESOF2012

ESOF2012 opens in Dublin’s National Convention Centre on Wednesday and runs until Sunday 15 July.

Women should be encouraged to take up science

Women should be encouraged to take up science

RTE Radio 1 MORNING IRELAND 5 min clip by TCD’s Dr Silvia Giordani

Towards “Smart” Medicines

Towards “Smart” Medicines

Radio Podcast on RTE Radio 1 - Mooney

Silvia Giordani at Carbon BBQ, Culture Night 2011

Silvia Giordani at Carbon BBQ, Culture Night 2011

Silvia Giordani gives a talk on Carbon at Carbon Barbecue as part of Culture Night 2011 in SCIENCE GALLERY, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Rai International TV

Rai International TV

An interview with Silvia Giordani in Bergamo, where the eighth edition of Bergamo Scienza takes place–an informative event with more than two hundred conferences on research and innovation

10th Annual Symposium in Supramolecular Chemistry

10th Annual Symposium in Supramolecular Chemistry

Hosted by Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

9th Annual Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry

9th Annual Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry

Hosted by Trinity College Dublin (TCD)