Ferroni Claudia

Research Fellow
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2009-2012 Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of Bologna. Title: “Research, synthesis and characterization of compounds with antitumoral activity”. Advisor: Prof. Alessandra Bisi.
2008 License to practice pharmacy, at the University of Bologna
1999-2007 Bachelor Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Bologna, grade 110/110 cum Laude. Title: ”Design and Synthesis of AP2238 derivatives: multi-target strategy for treatment of AD”. Advisor: Prof. Angela Rampa.
1999 Linguistic diploma, grade 100/100 at the Ist. Magistrale Statale-Indirizzo linguistico, Rieti.


Since 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher at the ISOF-CNR Biochemoinformatics Unit. Supervisor: Dr. Alberto Del Rio. “Proof of concept studies of SIRT6 inhibitors for treating type II diabetes"
2013-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Research Council (ISOF-CNR) Research Supervisor: Dr. Greta Varchi. Synthesis of small molecules with biological activity and from June 2013 till May 2014 Scientific Responsible of research agreements between CNR-ISOF and Aczon s.r.l. about research, synthesis and characterization of fluorescent dyes.
2012-2013: Researcher Co.co.pro for Aczon s.r.l. at MISO Laboratory (research, synthesis and characterization of fluorescent dyes).
2009-2010 Occasional Collaboration with Flat s.r.l. for determination of total microbial surface and air of operating rooms and kitchens.
2008-2012 Visiting Scientist at ISOF-CNR (synthesis and characterization of antitumoral compounds).
2007-2008 Fellowship Winner for Endura s.p.a. (development of a new class of insecticides).

  • Pistolozzi M, Varchi G, Degli Esposti A, Guerrini A, Sotgiu G, Ballestri G, Ferroni C, Venturini A, Bertucci C. Camptothecin and thiocamptothecin: the role of sulfur in shifting the hydrolysis equilibrium towards the closed lactone form. ChemMedChem 2011, 6, 1706-1714.
  • Duchi S, Sotgiu G, Lucarelli E, Ballestri M, Dozza B, Santi S, Guerrini A, Dambruoso P, Giannini S, Donati D, Ferroni C, Varchi G. Mesenchymal stem cells as delivery vehicle of porphyrin loaded nanoparticles: effective photoinduced in vitro killing of osteosarcoma. J. Control Release 2013, 168, 225-237.
  • Guerrini A, Tesei A, Ferroni C, Paganelli G, Zamagni A, Carloni S, Di Donato M, Castoria G, Leonetti C, Porru M, De Cesare M, Zaffaroni N, Beretta LG, Del Rio A, Varchi G. A new avenue towards androgen receptor pan-antagonists: C2-steric hindered substitution of hydroxy-propanamides. J. Med. Chem. 2014, 57 (17), 7263–7279.
  • Chini MG, Ferroni C, Cantone V, Dambruoso P, Varchi G, Pepe A, Fischer K, Pergola C, Werz O, Bruno I, Riccio R, Bifulco G. Elucidating new structural features of the triazole scaffold for the development of mPGES-1 inhibitor. MedChemComm. 2015, 6, 75-79.
  • Ferroni C, Bassetti L, Borzatta V, Capparella E, Gobbi C, Guerrini A, Varchi G. Polyenylcyclopropane carboxylic esters with high insecticidal activity. Pest Manag. Sci. 2015, 71, 728-736.
  • Dambruoso P, Ballestri M, Ferroni C, Guerrini A, Sotgiu G, Varchi G; Massi A. TPPS supported on core-shell PMMA nanoparticles: the development of continuous-flow membrane-mediated electrocoagulation as photocatalyst processing method in aqueous media. Green Chem. 2015, 17, 1907-1917.
  • Rapozzi V, Ragno D, Guerrini A, Ferroni C, Della Pietra E, Cesselli D, Castoria G, Di Donato M, Saracino E, Benfenati V, Varchi G. Androgen Receptor Targeted Conjugate fo Bimodal Photodynamic Therapy of Prostate Cancer in Vitro. Bioconjug. Chem. 2015, 26, 1662-1671.
  • Sociali G, Galeno L, Parenti MD, Grozio A, Bauer I, Passalacqua M, Boero S, Donadini A, Millo E, Bellotti M, Sturla L, Damonte P, Puddu A, Ferroni C, Varchi G, Franceschi C, Ballestrero A, Poggi A, Bruzzone S, Nencioni A, Del Rio A. Quinazolinedione SIRT6 inhibitors sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapeutics. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2015, 108, 530-539.
  • Aluigi A, Sotgiu G, Dambruoso P, Guerrini A, Ballestri M., Ferroni C, Varchi G. Chapter 9. Eco-Friendly Electrospun Membranes made of Biodegradable Polymers for Wastewater Treatment. Electrospinning for Advanced Energy and Environmental Applications Edited by Cavaliere, 2015, 219-242.
  • Aluigi A, Sotgiu G, Ferroni C, Duchi S, Lucarelli E, Martini C, Posati T, Guerrini A, Ballestri M, Corticelli F, Varchi G. Chlorin e6 keratin nanoparticles for photodynamic anticancer therapy. RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 33910-33918.