Aldo Laganà

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Biography
Aldo Laganà is full professor of Analytical Chemistry since 2002. At present is Head of the Chemistry Department of University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2003-), Vice-president of the Executive Board of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society (2013-), Vice-president of Consorzio Sapienza Innovazione (2012-), and Representative of Sapienza University of Rome in the Board of Directors of the Spin-off "ECO RECYCLING" S.r.l. (2008-). He has been Member of Board of Directors of University of Rome “La Sapienza” (2006-2013), Coordinator of the “Commission of High Advice on the Nuclear Energy” at the Ministry of the Environment and of the Tutelage of the Territory and of the Sea (2009-2011), Member of the Spin Off Committee at Sapienza University of Rome (2009-2011), and Member of Board of Directors of the "Consorzio Università per Civitavecchia" (2009-2011). Coordinator and Responsible of local and national Research Projects funded by different Institutions as: CNR (National Council of Research), University, ISPESL (Institute for Safety and Prevention on Work), MIUR (Ministry of Education University and Research), MIPAAF (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry), ASI (Italian Space Agency) and Industries. Author of ca. 200 papers published on international scientific journals with impact factor, 8 international book chapters, and 3 national books. Consulting Scopus database, his publications have more than 3700 citations and h-index 35. He is peer-reviewer for several international scientific journals of analytical and applied chemistry. He is member of the International Advisory Board of Analytical and Bionalytical Chemistry journal (springer) and Editor of Toxins (section Mycotoxins) journal (MDPI).
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Analytical chemistry
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His research activities are focused on the development and validation of novel analytical methods by means of advanced mass spectrometry instrumentation coupled to separation techniques for the characterization and quantification of natural and anthropogenic substances in environmental, food, plant, and biological matrices. His group has at disposal mass spectrometers of different typologies coupled to (nano)liquid chromatography by different atmospheric pressure sources. In the last years, Prof. Laganà has also be has also been focusing his scientific interest towards proteomics and metabolomic fields, to study the response of organisms to both abiotic and biotic stresses. He also has developed novel methodologies to quantify proteins as putative biomarkers for certain pathologies. In the nanobiotechnology field, he studies the interactions between nanomaterials and biological fluids for drug/gene delivery applications. In particular, the interest has been focused toward the interactions between plasma proteins and various multifunctionalized nanovectors, as biopolymers and synthetic biocompatible polymers for delivery of bioactive molecules, liposomes and lipoplexes.
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