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NWI Scientific Projects 2011

The Fondazione ELBA Nicolini (FEN) , even mantaining the legal site Rome, has transfered to Pradalunga (Bergamo) on 15 December 2010 the administration , on May 15 and July 6 2011 the laboratories within the framework of the agreement reached on April 5 2011 with the Fondazione Piantoni (FP) owner of the building in Largo Redaelli 7. This unique combination is here structured in full sinthony by FEN and FP, as a new beginning similar to 1993 when Fondazione Elba was born by a converging initiative of governments and institutions from Italy, Europe, Russia and USA. Following what has been decided on March 13 2011at Harvard University (USA) by the BoT of FEN, we here formalizzed within the FP and FEN agreement the drastic reorganization of the NanoWorld Institute (NWI) International Scientific Committee (ISC) reflecting the changes in the FEN activities and international collaborations worlwide. Namely :
(a) the new ISC composition after the acceptances by the nominees:

Prof. Norbert Hampp
University of Marburg Germany Electronics
Prof. Gary Stein
Massuchassetts University USA
Biotechnology Gary.Stein@umassmed.edu
Prof. Christian Riekel
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Grenoble France Nanotechnology
Dr. Ron Chong
New England BioLabs Ipswick , Boston USA Biotechnology
Dr. John Wright
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Grenoble France Nanotechnology
Prof. Gianguido Rizzotto
ST-Microelectronics Russian Academy Sciences Italy and Russia Electronics

Prof. Gianni Fabri
MIUR & ItaltelElectronics

with partecipation of both the scientists leading NWI labs and the scientists signing a
research agreement;
(b) the opening of NWI labs already activated or under negotiation

Victor Sivozhelezov
Russian Accademy Scinces at Puchino, Russia NWI LAB Head at Pradalunga FP-FEN
Manuela Adami e Marco Sartore
Elbatech srl Marciana Italy NWI LAB Head at Marciana EBT-FEN
Prof Kosta Skryabin
Russian Accademy Sciences and Kurchatov Institute NWI LAB Head at Moscow Biotechnology

c) c) a series of scientific and techonologic agreements still under negotiation or already signed

Ron Chong
NewEngland Biolabs Agreement on Joint Experimentation Cell free expression and NAPPA at Ipswick NEB-FEN
Prof. Ssa Evgeniya Peshkova
Tenured Faculty at Medical School University of Genova Agreement on Joint Experimentation Nanobiotecnology at Genova UniGe-FEN
Prof. Enrico Garaci
PresidenT National Institute Health Membro CdA FEN & FP Agreement on Joint Experimentation Nanoproteomics at Roma at ISS-FEN
Fernando Luzzara
FKL Engineering Agreemnt on Joint Experimetation on Biodisel at Parma FKL-FEN

Of particularrelevance are the industrial agreements with New England Biolabs in USA for Cell Free Expression Systom via NAPPA Microarrays and with FKL Engineering at Parma for the biodisel, and the scientific negotiations under way with both the Laboratoris of Nanobiotechnology and Biophysics of the University of Genova for the continuation of research going on successfully since 2001, and with Nationl Institute of Health in Rome in the areas of Structural Proteomics e Functional Proteomics, namely with Presidente Enrico Garaci on September 5 2011 extended on October 7 to varios dipartiments in Roma at Viale Regina Elena.
The unanimous decisions taken by the BoT of both FEN and FP on September 5 2011 in Roma provide in the long range both the needed economic frame for the realization of the Nanoworld Institute project and the added value to the inherited large building in Largo Redaelli 7.

The final strutture of the Project, aiming to the development of Nanotechnologies e Nanosciences with headquarter in Pradalunga (Bergamo) at Largo Redaelli 7, is:

Scientific Pubblications 2011 appeared on SCI-ISI

The scientific results in 2011 are pubblished on leading journals worldwide and comunicated at International Congresses and in meetings at International Institutions in United States (Baltimore, Phoenix and Boston), Russian Fedreation (Mosca), Germania (Marburg), India and France (Grenoble, Paris).

  1. Bavastrello V., Bezerra Correia Terencio T., Nicolini C., Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline derivatives and related carbon nanotube nanocomposites – Study of optical properties and band gap calculation, Polymer 2011 , 52, 46-54,
  2. C. Nicolini, V. Sivozhelezov , V. Bavastrello, T. Bezzerra, D. Scudieri, R. Spera and E. Pechkova, Matrices For Sensors From Inorganic, Organic, And Biological Nanocomposites, Materials , 2011,4, 1483-1518
  3. Claudio Nicolini and Laïla Raki , Special Issue “Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles , Materials , 2011, in press
  4. Marconcini S. , Ugo Covani, Antonio Barone , Orazio Vittorio ,Michele Curcio, Serena Barbuti, Fabrizio Scatena and Claudio Nicolini, Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Analysis of Refractory Chronic Periodontitis Patients, Journal Periodontology, 2011, 87, 7
  5. Bragazzi N., Victor Sivozhelezov and Claudio Nicolini, LeaderGene: a fast data mining tool for molecular genomics, Journal Proteomics and Bioinformatics, 2011, 4. 1483-1518
  6. V. Sivozhelezov, E. Pechkova, C. Nicolini, Molecular Modeling To Facilitate Protein Crystallization , Synchroton Radiation and Structural Proteomics (Volume 3), ed E. Pechkova and C. Riekel, Nanobiotechnology Series Ed: C. Nicolini Pan Stanford Publishing , Singapore , 2011, 201-230
  7. R. Spera, Stura, E., P. Ghisellini, E. Pechkova, V. Sivozhelezov, and C. Nicolini, Bioengineering For Pollution Prevention Through Development Of Immobilization Of Lipases For Very Efficient Biodiesel Production, Nova Press , Advances In Energy 2011,Chapter 16, 1-16
  8. Spera R., Labaer, Josh and Claudio Nicolini, MALDI-TOF Characterization of NAPPA Generated Proteins , Journal Mass Spectrometry Letters 2011, accepted 27 July 2011
  9. Spera R. and C. Nicolini, CHO Proteome Alterations Induced By Reverse Transformation, Cell Biophysics Biochemistry 2011, Letter to the Editor accepted 21 July 2011
  10. Pechkova E. and C. Nicolini,In situ study of nanotemplate-induced growth of lysozyme microcrystals by submicron GISAXS, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 2011, 18, .
  11. Pechkova E. and Riekel C., Synchroton Radiation and Structural Proteomics, Pan Stanford Series on Nanobiotechnology Volume 3, 2011, pp. 1-430 Singapore
  12. C. Nicolini , C. Riekel and E. Pechkova Growth and organization of LB Protein Crystals via in situ GISAXS, LASER, Nanodiffraction, Raman and AFM., Synchroton Radiation and Structural Proteomics (Volume 3), ed E. Pechkova and C. Riekel, Nanobiotechnology Series Ed: C. Nicolini Pan Stanford Publishing , Singapore , 2011, 383-407
  13. Vasile, E. Pechkova, C. Nicolini , Structural Analysis Of The -Subunit Of The Translation Initiation Factor Aif2 From Different Species: Role Of Zn Ions , Synchroton Radiation and Structural Proteomics (Volume 3), ed E. Pechkova and C. Riekel, Nanobiotechnology Series Ed: C. Nicolini Pan Stanford Publishing , Singapore , 2011, 347-358
  14. E. Pechkova, S. McSweeney and C. Nicolini ,Atomic structure and radiation resistance of Langmuir-Blodgett protein crystals , Synchroton Radiation and Structural Proteomics (Volume 3), ed E. Pechkova and C. Riekel, Nanobiotechnology Series Ed: C. Nicolini Pan Stanford Publishing , Singapore , 2011, 249-275
  15. V. Sivozhelezov, E. Pechkova, C. Nicolini, Molecular Modeling To Facilitate Protein Crystallization , Synchroton Radiation and Structural Proteomics (Volume 3), ed E. Pechkova and C. Riekel, Nanobiotechnology Series Ed: C. Nicolini Pan Stanford Publishing , Singapore , 2011, 201-230
  16. Terencio Bezzerra T., R. Spera1, M. Sartore, J: Labaer and C. Nicolini Characterization of Cell-free Protein Expression System by QCM-D, Submitted to Biosensors and Bioelectronics submitted
  17. N. Bragazzi, V. Sivozhlezov, M. Racape, E.Pechkova, J.P. Solillou, S. Brouard, C. Nicolini Implications Of Smile Silencing And Pma Activation On Kidney Trasplant Tolerance, Submitted to Journal Cell Biochemistry, 2011 submitted
  18. Tercio Bezzerra,Valter Bavastrello and Claudio Nicolini, Synthesis of poly(o-methylaniline) – carbon nanotubes nanocomposites and application to carbon dioxide sensors, submitted to Express Polymers, 2011 submitted
  19. Pechkova,E., Sivozhelezov,V. , Belmonte,L., Tripathi, S. McSweeley,S. and C:, Nicolini, Langmuir-Blodget Versus Classical Crystals : Role Of Water, Submitted to Journal of Structural Biology, 2011 submitted
  20. Claudio Nicolini, Tercio Bezerra Correia, Enrico Stura, Rosanna Spera, Claudio Larosa, , Eugenia Pechkova and Joshua LaBaer Label Free Nanotechnologies For Nucleic Acid Programmable Protein Arrays, Nanomediicne, 2011 submitted
  21. Lamberto Felli,Ugo Covani, Tercio Bezerra Correia Terencio, Enrico Stura, Massimiliano Ricci Simone Marconcini, Antonio Barone, Claudio Nicolini, Atomic Force Microscopy of Biomaterials Used for Bone Reconstruction, submitted.

Patents and Industrial Applications

Within this project will be pursued also the activity linked to the industrial promotion of the existing (see below) and pending patents.
Within 2011 are worthy of notice:
– the International Center for Cognitive Sensors -IC2S ( as proposed by an ISC member ) for the development of cognitive sensors for Security, Industy, Energy, Envornment, Information & Communication Technology”;
– the efficient production of biodisel in cooperation with FKL Engineering srl through lipases LB immobilizzed at the nanoscale.

  1. Archakov M., Shumyantseva V., Bulko, Skryabin C., Nicolini C., Biosensore al colesterolo, GOIN27/327C12Q1/25, Mosca, Russia, 2001.
  2. Pechkova E., Nicolini C., Metodo per la crescita accelerata di cristalli proteici su film sottili proteici omologhi, Fondazione EL.B.A., (0001323607, RM2001A000405), 2001.
  3. Nicolini C., Troitsky V., Metodo ed apparato per la deposizione di monostrati alternati di materiali differenti, Polo Nazionale Bioelettronica-Fondazione Elba Nicolini, 2002.
  4. Nicolini C., Sposito D., Salvadeo, Dnaser, Polo Nazionale Bioelettronica-Fondazione Elba Nicolini, (GE2002A000327), 2002.
  5. Nicolini C., Troitsky V., Ghisellini P., Matrici per Dnaser, Fondazione Elba Nicolini, (RM2002A000328),2002.
  6. Erokhin V., Raviele G., Glatz-Reichenbach J., Nicolini C., Condensatore elettrolitico interamente organico, Polo Nazionale Bioelettronica-Fondazione Elba Nicolini, (0001333730, GE2002A00045, 2002.
  7. Erokhin V., Raviele G., Glatz-Reichenbach J., Nicolini C., Diodo interamente organico, Polo Nazionale Bioelettronica-Fondazione Elba Nicolini, (0001334229, GE2002A000044), 2002.
  8. Pechkova E., Nicolini C., Methodology for the accelerated grown of proteins crystals on thin protein films, Fondazione EL.B.A.Nicolini, European Patents (09-07-02) App. Num. 02425452.6-2404.
  9. Schyumantzeva V., De Luca G., Carrara S., Nicolini C., Ram M.K., Biosensore amperometrico per il colesterolo basato sul citocromo P450 e sulla colesterolo ossidase, Fondazione EL.B.A. Nicolini(0001345998, GE2003A000058).
  10. Carrara S., Stura E., Bavastrello V., Nicolini C., Sensore per gas acidi, Fondazione EL.B.A.Nicolini (0001346013, GE2003A000074).
  11. Stura E., Paternolli C., Nicolini C., Biosensore “wet-not wet” per il colesterolo basato su elettrodi modificati con alumina porosa e citocromo P450sccK201E, Fondazione EL.B.A. Nicolini (GE2006A000056).

This represents the final version of the Nanoworld Institute as agreed upon by the Board of Trustees of both Fondazione Piantoni and Fondazione ElBA Nicolini with the complete construction of its new headquarter anticipated by the end of 2011 despite the present difficult situation in Italy and worldwide.

Prof Claudio Nicolini
Life President Fondazione ELBA Nicolini
Life President Fondazione Piantoni
Life President Nanowold Institute

Pradalunga 4 Ottobre 2011

NWI International Scientific Committee 2011

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Since 2001 an International Scientific Committee review and consult with the President on the conduction of the numerous research activities of the Institute in the most diversified sectors of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Over the last ten years until 2010 , numerous distinguished scientists active in the indicated field as those shown below have participated to the Committee

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Prof. Federico Capasso
(Harvard University)
Nanoelectronics
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Prof. Hans Coufal
(IBM Almaden Research Center)
Nanoelectronics

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Prof. Christian Riekel
(European Synchrtron Radiation)
Nanotechnology Application of
Synchrotron Radiation

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Prof. Ada Olins
(Biology Dep., Bowdoin College, Maine)
Genomics
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Prof. Donald E. Olins
(Biology Dep., Bowdoin College, Maine)
Proteomics
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Prof. Mark Welland
(University of Cambridge)
Nanomechanics and Nanotechnology
Prof. Norbert Hampp

(University of Marburg)
Nanooptoelectronics

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Prof. Uwe Sleytr
(University of Vienna)
Nanobiotechnology
Prof. Giuseppe Zanotti
Full Professor of Crystallography
Faculty of Science
University of Padova
Prof. Manoj Kumar Ram
Fractal System

July 21 2011

In the Harvard University Club of Cambridge (USA) on March 13 2011 at 2 PM the Fondazione ELBA Nicolini Board of Trustee has unanimously decided to reorganize the FEN-NWI International Scientific Committee by reflecting the changes occurred in the scientific and technological activities and in the international cooperations of the Fondazione now in place worldwide. The nominated individuals have been contacted by the President for their formal acceptance and we thereby announce today the new composition of the FEN-NWI International Scientific Committee:

Prof. Norbert Hampp
University of Marburg Germany
Materials
Prof. Gary Stein
Massuchassetts University USA
Biotecnology

Gary.Stein@umassmed.edu

Prof. Christian Riekel
Eropean Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Grenoble France
Nanotechnology
Dr. Ron Chong
New England BioLabs Ipswick , Boston USA
Bioetchnology
Dr. John Wright
Eropean Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Grenoble France
Nanotechnology
Prof. Gianguido Rizzotto
ST-Microelectronics
Russian Academy Sciences
Italy and Russia
Electronics

Invited to attend the meetings of the ISC will be also the scientists being presently NWI Laboratoty Heads and FEN BOT member.