Dr. Francesco Tavanti
CNR-NANO Istituto Nanoscienze, Centro S3
phone: +39 059 2055273 | fax: +39 059 374794
url : amuse.nano.cnr.it | www.nano.cnr.it/?mod=peo&id=136
Present position & appointments
- Since Jan 2020 - Researcher CNR-NANO S3 Modena, IT
My research is focused on the determination and characterization of the 3D structure and physical properties of chalcogenides using computational simulations, such as molecular dynamics.
The use of molecular dynamics simulations allow us to interpret experimental observed behavior of molecular systems and materials, at a molecular level of resolution.
Selected list of publications
- F. Tavanti, A. Pedone, M. C. Menziani, “Competitive Binding of Proteins to Gold Nanoparticles disclosed by Molecular Dynamics Simulations”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 22172-22180.
- F. Tavanti, A. Pedone, M. C. Menziani, “A closer look into the ubiquitin corona on gold nanoparticles by computational studies”, New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 2474-2482.
- F. Tavanti, V. Tozzini, “A Multi-Scale--Multi-Stable model for the Rhodopsin Photocycle”, Molecules, 2014, 19, 14961-14978.
- Proshinka G., Deyev S., Ryabova A., Tavanti F., Menziani M. C., Cohen R., Katrivas L, Kotlyar A. B. “DARPin_9-29-Targeted Mini Gold Nanorods Specifically Eliminate HER2-overexpressing Cancer Cells”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2019, 11, 34645-34651.
- P. Matteini, F. Tavanti, F. Muniz-Miranda, A. Pedone, “The Effect of Alkaline Cations on the Intercalation of Carbon Dioxide in Sepiolite Minerals: A Molecular Dynamics Investigation”, Frontiers in Materials, 2018, 5, 12.
- M. Cottat, F. Tavanti, E. Panfilova, M. Scuderi, G. Nicotra, M. C. Menziani, N. Khlebtsov, M. de Angelis, R. Pini, “Site-selective surface-enhanced Raman detection of proteins”, ACS nano, 2017, 11, 918-926.
- F. Tavanti, A. Pedone, M. C. Menziani. “Multiscale Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Multiple Protein Adsortpion on Gold Nanoparticles”, Int. J. Mol. Sci., 2019, 20, 3539.
- A. Pedone, F. Tavanti, G. Malavasi, M. C. Menziani, “An atomic-level look at the structure-property relationship of cerium-doped glasses using classical molecular dynamics”, J. Non.Cryst. Sol., 2018, 498, 331-337.
- F. Tavanti, A. Pedone, M. C. Menziani, “Computational insight into the effect of natural compounds on the destabilization of preformed amyloid-beta (1-40) fibrils”, Molecules, 2018, 23, 1320.
- F. Tavanti, F. Muniz-Miranda, A. Pedone, “The Effect of Alkaline Cations on the Intercalation of Carbon Dioxide in Sepiolite Minerals: A Molecular Dynamics Investigation”, Frontiers in Materials, 2018, 5, 12.
- S. Deyev, G. Proshkina, A. Ryabova, F. Tavanti, M. C. Menziani, G. Eidelshtein, G. Avishai, A. B Kotlyar, “Synthesis, CHaracterization and Selective Delivery of DARP-in Gold Nanoparticles Conjugates to Cancer Cells”, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2017, 28, 2569-2574.
Complete list of publications [link]