About the Author
Domenico Cassano obtained his MSc in physics in 2014 and he is currently a PhD student in Biophysical Sciences at Scuola Normale Superiore Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Pisa, Italy). His PhD project focuses on the development of novel disassembling nano-architectures for combined chemo/radiotherapy. The main aim of his project is to enable the translation of metal nanoparticles to the clinics, which is still hampered by the issue of persistence of metals in the organisms.
Valerio Voliani received his PhD in Biophysics from Scuola Normale Superiore in 2006. He is currently a Researcher at the Center for Nanotechnology Innovation, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Pisa, Italy). His efforts are devoted in filling the gap between inorganic nanomaterials and clinical applications. By applying the ultrasmall-in-nano approach he has developed the passion fruit-like nano-architectures: nature-inspired inorganic nanoparticles that jointly combine theranostic efficacy with excretion of the building blocks from organism. He is the recipient of an individual AIRC grant, and he is now working on innovative theranostics for neoplasms treatment. He was recognized by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Scientist medal in 2016.