Dr. Lisa Vaccari

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, S.S. 14, km 163.5 in AREA Science Park,
Basovizza – Trieste 34149 Italy

Dr. Lisa Vaccari responsible of the Chemical and Life Sciences branch of the SISSI beamline, will contribute with training of ESR4 in FTIR spectroscopy, microscopy and nanoscopy. She will contribute with her experience in the field of biospectroscopy for biochemistry, biophysics and Life Sciences. Moreover, Dr. Vaccari will provide the project with the awareness of the global scenario on Synchrotron Radiation based characterization methods, with special emphasis to the ones devoted to soft-matter analysis. 

Hosting Company: Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste (ELETTRA) is an international multidisciplinary research centre of excellence, specialized in the synchrotron and free electron laser radiation and their applications in materials and life sciences. ELETTRA has built and operates two Synchrotron Radiation (SR) sources: the 3rd generation storage ring Elettra, and the 4th generation Free Electron Laser (FEL) source FERMI, and has set up several laboratories that offers complementary techniques to the beamlines, extending their research capabilities. ELETTRA scientists carry out an intense training activity targeted to young researchers and students.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment
ELETTRA will contribute to the project INTERfaces with the Chemical and Life Sciences branch of the SR beamline SISSI, Synchrotron Infrared source for Spectroscopy and Imaging. The beamline is equipped with state-of-the-art FTIR in vacuum interferometer (VERTEX 70v, Bruker), coupled with the Hyperion 3000 Vis-IR microscope (Bruker). The microscope can operate in single-pint mapping mode and in imaging modality thanks to a dimensional detector ( From January 2019 will be available a further instrument, the infrared scattering-type scanning near field optical microscope (s-SNOM), able to perform infrared spectroscopy and imaging with nanometer scale resolution. All the present instrumentation will be exploited for the project

Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product

  1. Liang W., Xu H., Carraro F., Maddigan N.K., Li Q., Bell S.G., Huang D.M., Tarzia A., Solomon M.B., Amenitsch H., Vaccari L., Sumby C.J., Falcaro P., Doonan C.J. , Enhanced Activity of Enzymes Encapsulated inHydrophilic Metal-Organic Frameworks, Journal of the American Chemical Society, pp. 2348-2355 (2019), doi: 1021/jacs.8b10302
  2. Birarda G , Delneri A , Lagatolla C , Parisse P , Cescutti P , Vaccari L , Rizzo R
    Multi-technique microscopy investigation on bacterial biofilm matrices: a study
    Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 411 – 27, pp. 7315-7325 (2019)
    doi: 1007/s00216-019-02111-7
  3. P. Astolfi, E. Giorgini, V. Gambini, B. Rossi, L. Vaccari, F. Vita, O. Francescangeli, C. Marchini, M. Pisani. Lyotropic Liquid-Crystalline Nanosystems as Drug Delivery Agents for 5-Fluorouracil: Structure and Cytotoxicity Langmuir, 2017, 33-43, 12369-12378.
  4. A. Gianoncelli, L. Vaccari, G. Kourousias, D. Cassese, D.E. Bedolla, S. Kenig, P. Storici, M. Lazzarino, M. Kiskinova. Soft X-Ray Microscopy Radiation Damage On Fixed Cells Investigated With Synchrotron. Scientific Reports, 2015, Vol. 5.