The MONALISA group is a highly multidisciplinary group where biologists, physicians, engineers, chemists, and physicists works toghether towards the development of new nanotechnological solutions for life science applications.

Research Staff

PhD Students

Graduate Students

  • Dr. Anita Palma, postdoctoral researcher - Cell Biology, and AFM Imaging
  • Denis Chang, Graduate Student - DNA Nanotechnology for CTCs Counting and Analysis
  • Luca Crevatin, Graduate Student - DNA Nanotechnology for Interactomics and CTCs Analysis
  • Cedrix Dongmo, ICTP-TRIL predoctoral fellow - Theory and Simulations
  • Marco Vidonis, Graduate Student - AFM Nanolithography for Interactomics and Biosensing


  • Prof. Cristina Vargas, visiting sabbatical scientist from Merida (Mexico)
  • Aristeo Madera Rejon, visiting PhD student from Merida (Mexico)
  • Matteo Turetta, MD student - CTC Metastatic cancer

Administrative Staff

External Collaborators:

Our collaborative network includes:

University of Udine (Udine, IT)

University of Rome 2, Tor Vergata (Rome, IT)

ELETTRA Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (Trieste, IT)

  • Dr. Loredana Casalis
  • Maryse N'Koua       
  • Dr. Andrea Goldoni

CNR-IOM (Trieste, IT)

SISSA (Trieste, IT)


Monalisa Group

Department of Medical and Biological Sciences - University of Udine - Piazzale Kolbe, 4 - 33100 Udine - Italy

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