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Giulia Tamboia

PhD student
University of Perugia (DIN – Photoinduced processes and technologies), University of Milan (Pharmaceutical sciences), IRCCS Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research (biochemistry and molecular pharmacology)


In her student career, held at Politecnico di Torino, she got the bachelor’s degree in Physics Engineering in 2019, and then she chose to continue her studies with the Master course in Nanotechnologies for ICTs, graduating in 2022. The Master thesis was developed in the TNH lab, DISAT Department, at Politecnico di Torino. It focused on the development of an extracorporeal blood circulation set-up combined with targeted and ultrasound stimulated ZnO nanoconstructs for the treatment of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), responsible for cancer relapse.

Afterwards, she moved to the Università Statale di Milano and Istituto di ricerche farmacologiche Mario Negri to join Professor Luisa De Cola’s group as a PhD student in Photoinduced processes and technologies. Her PhD project focuses on the development of theranostic nanosystems for cancer diagnosis and treatment, based on the encapsulation inside “on demand” breakable organosilica nanoparticles of fluorescent, therapeutic or also more challenging chemiluminescent reagents, able to trigger the photodynamic therapy when combined with a photosensitizer.