Adjunct Lecturer
U03, Piano: P04, Stanza: 4028
Piazza della Scienza 2 - 20126 MILANO



2013-2018 Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Milano-Bicocca

2016- Scientific Director of the Foundation European Centre for Nanomedicine (CEN)

2009-2012 Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Milano-Bicocca

2002-2008 Head of the Departemt of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca

2000 Full professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Milano-Bicocca

1987 Associated professor, University of Milano

1985 Postdoctoral research associate, Prof. Pierre Sinay at University of Orleans

1981 Assistant professor, University of Milano

1973 Laurea "cum lode" University of Catania


Awards and Medals

Award for innovation in research of the Italian Chemical Society, 2011

Medal Berti for Research in Carbohydrate Chemistry, 2012

Medal Quilico of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society, 2015


International appointments

2018-2019 President of the IUPAC Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

2015-2018 Vice-President of the IUPAC Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

2006-2015 Chairman del subcommittee of Biotechnology of IUPAC

2011- Titular Member of the IUPAC Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

2002- Italian representative in the International Carbohydrate Organisation and in the European Carbohydrate Organisation

2002-2008 President of the Carbohydrate Group of the Italian Chemical Society


  • Pignatelli, C., Cadamuro, F., Magli, S., Rossi, L., Russo, L., & Nicotra, F. (2021). Glycans and hybrid glyco-materials for artificial cell microenvironment fabrication. In Amélia Pilar Rauter, Thisbe K Lindhorst, & Yves Queneau (a cura di), Carbohydrate Chemistry : Chemical and Biological Approaches (pp. 250-276). Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Cadamuro, F., Russo, L., & Nicotra, F. (2021). Biomedical Hydrogels Fabricated Using Diels–Alder Crosslinking. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2021(3), 374-382.
  • Montefusco-Pereira, C., Formicola, B., Goes, A., Re, F., Marrano, C., Mantegazza, F., et al. (2020). Coupling quaternary ammonium surfactants to the surface of liposomes improves both antibacterial efficacy and host cell biocompatibility. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICS AND BIOPHARMACEUTICS, 149, 12-20.
  • Dinnyes, A., Schnur, A., Muenthaisong, S., Bartenstein, P., Burcez, C., Burton, N., et al. (2020). Integration of nano- and biotechnology for beta-cell and islet transplantation in type-1 diabetes treatment. CELL PROLIFERATION, 53(5).
  • Nicolas, J., Magli, S., Rabbachin, L., Sampaolesi, S., Nicotra, F., & Russo, L. (2020). 3D Extracellular Matrix Mimics: Fundamental Concepts and Role of Materials Chemistry to Influence Stem Cell Fate. BIOMACROMOLECULES, 21(6), 1968-1994.