Consorzio interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase

Center for Colloid and Surface Science is a public research institution which gathers several Italian academic groups with established research track record in Soft Matter and Surface Science

CSGI was founded in December 1993 and since then it is under the supervision and control of the Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (MIUR). Its members leverage the complementary expertise, skills, and instrumental/technical capabilities of the network to jointly perform high-profile research in several areas, related to CSGI core scientific topics. The headquarters are hosted at the University of Florence (UNIFI).

For the BOW project, CSGI will employ the know-how, facilities and equipment of the working group Biomimetic and Biogenic Soft Matter, which teams the Biogenic Colloids Surfaces and Interfaces (BioCSI) lab headed by the PI at the Dept. of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia (one of the 10 Departments of Excellence for Molecular Medicine in Italy) and the Soft Matter and Nano Systems (SANS) lab headed by Debora Berti at the Dept. of Chemistry Ugo Schiff, University of Florence (one of the 11 Departments of Excellence for Chemistry in Italy).

Team

Paolo Bergese

BOW CoordinatorFull Professor of Chemistry at the University of Brescia

Debora Berti

Florence Coordinator | Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florence

Lucrezia Caselli

Post Doc at the Univesrsity of Florence | Physicochemical characterization of particles

Constanza Montis

Colloidal/Physicochemical characterization | Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Florence

Lucia Paolini

Post Doc at the University of Brescia | Expert in EV separation, characterization and manipulation 

Giuseppe Pomarico

Click chemistry | Assistant professor at the University of Brescia

Annalisa Radeghieri

Extracellular vesicle biology | Assistant Professor in Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Simonetta Tegliai

CSGI Administrative Staff | Project Management.

Andrea Zendrini

Extracellular nanotechnology | Post Doc at the University of Brescia

Patrizia Zitelli

CSGI Administrative Staff | Project Management.