Dr. Francesca Cavalieri is a Future Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, at The University of Melbourne. She received a Laurea degree ‘maxima cum laude,’ in Industrial Chemistry in 1995 from the University of Rome La Sapienza.
She completed her PhD in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne in 2014. From 1998 to 2002, Dr Cavalieri was employed as a scientist at ENEA (Italian Agency for New Technologies, Environment and Energy), Italy. She has been a tenured Assistant Professor and lecturer in Polymer Science in the Department of Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ Italy since 2002. She has received a number of international research fellowships including Victorian Research Fellowship, ARC Linkage Fellowship, and the Australian Endeavour Fellowship.
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Nanoporous Microsponge Particles (NMP) of Polysaccharides as Universal Carriers for Biomol..
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Dissecting the intracellular signalling and fate of a DNA nanosensor by super-resolution and quantitative microscopy.
Agata Glab, Alessandro Bertucci, Fabiana Martino, Marcin Wojnilowicz, Alessia Amodio, Mariano Venanzi, Francesco Ricci, Giancarlo Forte, Frank Caruso, Francesca Cavalieri
Journal article | 2020 | Nanoscale
DNA nanodevices have been developed as platforms for the manipulation of gene expression, delivery of molecular payloads, and dete..
Tumor in 3D: in vitro complex cellular models to improve nanodrugs cancer therapy.
Soraia Fernandes, Marco Cassani, Stefania Pagliari, Petr Filipensky, Francesca Cavalieri, Giancarlo Forte
Journal article | 2020 | Current Medicinal Chemistry
Nanodrugs represent novel solutions to reshuffle repurposed drugs for cancer therapy. They might offer different therapeutic optio..
Nanoporous Microsponge Particles (NMP) of Polysaccharides as Universal Carriers for Biomolecules Delivery.
Maria Federica Caso, Felicia Carotenuto, Paolo Di Nardo, Alberto Migliore, Ana Aguilera, Cruz Matilde Lopez, Mariano Venanzi, Francesca Cavalieri, Antonio Rinaldi
Journal article | 2020 | Nanomaterials
Different polysaccharides-namely dextran, carboxymethyl dextran, alginate, and hyaluronic acid-were compared for the synthesis of ..
Synthesis of bio-functional nanoparticles from sono-responsive amino acids using high frequency ultrasound.
Sukhvir Kaur Bhangu, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Francesca Cavalieri
Journal article | 2020 | Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
A simple, one-pot high frequency ultrasonication (490 kHz) methodology to convert hydrophobic and amphipathic amino acids into nan..
Combining Nanomaterials and Developmental Pathways to Design New Treatments for Cardiac Regeneration: The Pulsing Heart of Advanced Therapies
Marco Cassani, Soraia Fernandes, Jan Vrbsky, Ece Ergir, Francesca Cavalieri, Giancarlo Forte
Journal article | 2020 | Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
The research for heart therapies is challenged by the limited intrinsic regenerative capacity of the adult heart. Moreover, it has..
Nanoengineering multifunctional hybrid interfaces using adhesive glycogen nanoparticles.
Pietro Pacchin Tomanin, Jiajing Zhou, Alessia Amodio, Rita Cimino, Agata Glab, Francesca Cavalieri, Frank Caruso
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Multifunctional and biodegradable nanostructured hybrid interfaces based on biopolymers are potentially useful in many application..
Sound-driven dissipative self-assembly of aromatic biomolecules into functional nanoparticles
Sukhvir Kaur Bhangu, Gianfranco Bocchinfuso, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Francesca Cavalieri
Journal article | 2020 | Nanoscale Horizons
Dissipative self-assembly processes were recently exploited to assemble synthetic materials into supramolecular structures. In mos..
Modular Assembly of Host-Guest Metal-Phenolic Networks Using Macrocyclic Building Blocks
Shuaijun Pan, Rui Guo, Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang, Shanshan Li, Quinn A Besford, Qi-Zhi Zhong, Gyeongwon Yun, Yunti Zhang, Francesca Cavalieri, Yi Ju, Eirini Goudeli, Joseph J Richardson, Frank Caruso
Journal article | 2020 | Angewandte Chemie International Edition
The manipulation of interfacial properties has broad implications for the development of high‐performance coatings. Metal–phenolic..
Metal-Phenolic Coatings as a Platform to Trigger Endosomal Escape of Nanoparticles.
Jingqu Chen, Jianhua Li, Jiajing Zhou, Zhixing Lin, Francesca Cavalieri, Ewa Czuba-Wojnilowicz, Yingjie Hu, Agata Glab, Yi Ju, Joseph J Richardson, Frank Caruso
Journal article | 2019 | ACS Nano
The intracellular delivery of functional nanoparticles (NPs) and the release of therapeutic payloads at a target site are central ..
Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Peptides and its Applications in Bionanotechnology
Barbara B Gerbelli, Sandra V Vassiliades, Jose EU Rojas, Juliane NBD Pelin, Rodrigo SN Mancini, Wallace SG Pereira, Andrea M Aguilar, Mariano Venanzi, Francesca Cavalieri, Francesca Giuntini, Wendel A Alves
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Self‐assembled structures obtained from organic molecules have shown great potential for applications in a wide range of domains. ..
Cobalt Phosphate Nanostructures for Non-Enzymatic Glucose Sensing at Physiological pH
Pietro Pacchin Tomanin, Pavel V Cherepanov, Quinn A Besford, Andrew J Christofferson, Alessia Amodio, Chris F McConville, Irene Yarovsky, Frank Caruso, Francesca Cavalieri
Journal article | 2018 | ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Hybrid Conjugates Formed between Gold Nanoparticles and an Amyloidogenic Diphenylalanine-Cysteine Peptide
Juliane NBD Pelin, Emanuela Gatto, Mariano Venanzi, Francesca Cavalieri, Cristiano LP Oliveira, Herculano Martinho, Emerson R Silva, Andrea M Aguilar, Juliana S Souza, Wendel A Alves
Journal article | 2018 | ChemistrySelect
Probing Transcription Factor Binding Activity and Downstream Gene Silencing in Living Cells with a DNA Nanoswitch
A Bertucci, J Guo, N Oppmann, A Glab, F Ricci, F Caruso, F Cavalieri
Journal article | 2018 | Nanoscale
Transcription factor DNA binding activity is of pivotal importance in living systems because of its primary involvement in the reg..
Hyaluronic Acid Nanoporous Microparticles with Long In Vivo Joint Residence Time and Sustained Release
Graziana Palmieri, Antonio Rinaldi, Luisa Campagnolo, Mariarosaria Tortora, Maria Federica Caso, Maurizio Mattei, Andrea Notargiacomo, Nicola Rosato, Massimo Bottini, Francesca Cavalieri
Journal article | 2017 | Particle & Particle Systems Characterization
Redox-Sensitive PEG-Polypeptide Nanoporous Particles for Survivin Silencing in Prostate Cancer Cells
Francesca Cavalieri, Giovanni L Beretta, Jiwei Cui, Julia A Braunger, Yan Yan, Joseph J Richardson, Stella Tinelli, Marco Folini, Nadia Zaffaroni, Frank Caruso
Journal article | 2015 | BIOMACROMOLECULES
Unravelling "off-target" effects of redox-active polymers and polymer multilayered capsules in prostate cancer cells
Giovanni L Beretta, Marco Folini, Francesca Cavalieri, Yan Yan, Enrico Fresch, Subramanian Kaliappan, Christoph Hasenhoerl, Joseph J Richardson, Stella Tinelli, Andreas Fery, Frank Caruso, Nadia Zaffaroni
Journal article | 2015 | NANOSCALE
Influence of the Morphology of Lysozyme-Shelled Microparticles on the Cellular Association, Uptake, and Degradation in Human Breast Adenocarcinoma Cells
Francesca Cavalieri, Marisa Colone, Annarita Stringaro, Mariarosaria Tortora, Annarica Calcabrini, Meifang Zhou, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
Journal article | 2013 | Particle & Particle Systems Characterization
Methods of Preparation of Multifunctional Microbubbles and their In Vitro/In Vivo Assessment of Stability, Functional and Structural Properties
Francesca Cavalieri, Meifang Zhou, Mariarosaria Tortora, Baldassarri Lucilla, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
Journal article | 2012 | Current Pharmaceutical Design
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Endeavour Research Fellowship
Victoria International Research Scholarship
International Linkage Fellowship
University of Rome La Sapienza
Doctoral Degree Physical Chemistry
University of Melbourne
Master Degree Industrial Chemistry
University of Rome La Sapienza