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Structure Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science
Telephone 0498272638
Qualification Professore associato confermato
Scientific sector BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY
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Office hours
Monday from 12:00 to 13:00 Legnaro (PD), Agripolis, viale dell'Università 16, Edificio Museo (primo piano)
(updated on 11/04/2019 08:35)

Proposals for thesis
a) sviluppo di biosensori innovativi basati su nanotecnologie per la determinazione di composti in matrici agro-alimentari
b) Studio dell'interazione tra nanoparticelle magnetiche e biomolecole di interesse agro-alimentare

Curriculum Vitae
Fabio Vianello was born in London (UK) in 1962. Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences and Master Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Padova. PhD in Biophysics in 1993 at the University of Genova, Italy, and since 2002 he is Associate Professor of Biophysics and Biochemistry at the University of Padova, Italy, and staff member of the Regional Centre For Advanced Materials and Technology, Olomouc, Czech Republic. His research interests are in nanobiotechnology, in the development of nanobiosensors and in the development of biotechnological and biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles. At the same time, he is working on food analysis and he is the director of the Master Course in Food Quality and Safety and at University of Padova.
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Research areas
Bionanotechnology: Starting from novel superparamagnetic nanoparticles, constituted of stoichiometric maghemite (γ-Fe2O3), synthesized in the laboratory by an innovative and simple method in the dimension range of few nanometers, new biotechnological applications are going to be explored. The new material was patented and it now under characterization by different techniques, such as HRTEM, x-ray powder diffraction, magnetization measurements, Mössbauer, FTIR and optical spectroscopy. The nanometric maghemite product is very stable as a colloidal suspension without any surface coating and it is characterized by the ability to reversibly bind specific molecules on the bare iron oxide surface. These bare stoichiometric maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) nanoparticles can be easily used to bind organic molecules, DNA and enzymes. A fluorescent magnetically drivable nanocarrier was prepared and characterized using glucose oxidase as reference enzyme, developing a new fluorescent magnetically drivable nanocatalyst.
The aim of future research projects is aimed to develop new simple procedures to isolate an purify nucleic acids and to propose new biosensor based on electrochemical and gravimetric transducers.

Food analysis. The present research line is focused on the determination of the composition of food products, providing independent, 3rd party, chemical and physical analysis on an array of food, water, cosmetic and pharmaceutical. The laboratory produces credible and accurate testing, maintains officially approved methodologies and generates reliable results that can positively impact business. The research tem offer a broad range of consulting and technical services to assist manufacturers, operators, distributors and retail providers in assuring the quality and safety of their food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

peer reviewed publications and patents are available at:

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 5B5475D0F436A4FFE0D2C3094A06A1DE.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
MV1734 COMMON MVN1028009 12 1st Year (2019/20) First
MV0991 COMMON AVP7081977 12 1st Year (2019/20) Annual ITA FABIO VIANELLO