🌎Meet our secondees: Andrea Idili from 🇮🇹 (UNITOV) to  🇺🇸 (UCSB). Andrea will work on electrochemical aptamer sensors for the detection of clinically relevant targets

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Andrea received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with full marks at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2017. During his Ph.D., he did three different visiting research periods (14 months) in the group headed by Prof. Alexis Vallée-Bélisle (UdeM, Canada). Dr.Idili did two different postdocs in the group of Prof. Kevin W. Plaxco (UCSB, USA – from 2017 to 2019) and Prof. Arben Merkoci (ICN2, Spain – from 2019 to 2021). From 2021 Dr. Idili has returned to the University of Rome Tor Vergata as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow and from 2022 he was appointed as Assistant professor. The importance of his research is highlighted in more than 39 peer-reviewed papers (21 h-index) published in high-impact factor journals, 1 patent, and 3 book chapters. He has received several international/national awards and fellowships in recognition of his work, including the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship” (ERC, 2021), “ISSNAF Awards for Young Investigators 2019” (ISSNAF, USA), the “PROBIST postdoctoral fellowship 2018” (BIST, Spain), and the “Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013” (Embassy of Canada to Italy).

His current research focuses on the development of novel DNA-based electrochemical and optical sensors able to support the real-time, continuous monitoring of diagnostically relevant molecules both in vitro and in vivo


In Nano-ImmunoEra he is involved in DNA structure-switching design and development of electrochemical aptamer-based (EAB) sensors for the detection of clinically relevant targets.

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