Elisabetta Morelli


Degree in Biology, University of Pisa (1980). Professional training fellowship (ex L. 285), title: "Techniques of engineering and medical informatics, biophysics, nuclear chemistry and medical physics ” (from 1983 to 1990). Researcher at IBF, section of Pisa (from 1990 to now).



- Email elisabetta.morelli@pi.ibf.cnr.it
- Phone +39-050-3152757
- Site Pisa

Research interests:

- Biomarkers of environmental stress (Principal investigator)

- Interaction of proteins with nanoparticles

Further collaborations:

- Meri Barbafieri (ISE, Pisa CNR).
- Ilaria Corsi (Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment, University of Siena)
- Isabella Buttino (ISPRA, Livorno)
- Mauro Posarelli (ENEA, Secion UTTAMB – BRA, Pisa)

Financial support:

- Fondi ordinari

Key publications:

Barbafieri M, Morelli E, Tassi E, Pedron F, Remorini D, Petruzzelli G (2018) Overcoming limitation of “recalcitrant areas” to phytoextraction process: the synergistic effects of exogenous cytokinins and nitrogen treatments. Sci total Environ. 639: 1520-1529 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.175

Morelli E, Gabellieri E, Bonomini A, Tognotti D, Grassi G, Corsi I (2018) TiO2 nanoparticles in seawater: Aggregation and interactions with the green alga Dunaliella tertiolecta. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 148: 184-193 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.10.024

Scebba F, Tognotti D, Presciuttini G, Gabellieri E, Cioni P, Angeloni D, Basso B, Morelli E (2016) A SELDI-TOF approach to ecotoxicology: comparative profiling of low molecular weight proteins from a marine diatom exposed to CdSe/ZnS quantum dots. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 123: 45-52 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.08.024

Zhou C, Vitiello V, Pellegrini D, Wu C, Morelli E, Buttino I (2016) Toxicological effects of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots on marine planktonic organisms. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 123: 26-31 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.09.020i

Morelli E, Salvadori E, Basso B, Tognotti D, Cioni P, Gabellieri E (2015) The response of Phaeodactylum tricornutum to quantum dot exposure: Acclimation and changes in protein expression. Mar. Environ. Res. 111: 149-157 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.06.018

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