(eco)-toxicity of chemical compounds

Evaluation of the (eco)-toxicity and the environmental impact of chemical compounds

We evaluate the biological impacts of chemical compounds by exploiting a multi-level (eco)-toxicological test battery: tests on crustacean, bacteria, algae have been set up for the comprehension of these effects on organisms, whereas tests of cell viability and enzymatic assays have been developed to understand the impacts on cellular and subcellular levels. Moreover, we are studying the ready biodegradability of chemical compounds in water and soils. From 2015 we have set up the research laboratory “ECOREACH” dedicated to ecotoxicity assays (acute toxicity against Daphnia magna and algae, and ready biodegradability in water) under good laboratory practice (GLP).





Selected publications:

  1. Tiziana Campisi, Chiara Samorì, Cristian Torri, Giuseppe Barbera, Anna Foschini, Alisar Kiwan, Paola Galletti, Emilio Tagliavini, Andrea Pasteris, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 132, 2016, 87–93
  2. Chiara Samorì, Tiziana Campisi, Maurizio Fagnoni, Paola Galletti, Andrea Pasteris, Laura Pezzolesi, Stefano Protti, Davide Ravelli, and Emilio Tagliavini. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2015, 3 (8), 1860–1865
  3. Paola Galletti, Danilo Malferrari, Chiara Samorì, Emilio Tagliavini. La Chimica e l’Industria, 2012, Novembre-Dicembre, 162-167.
  4. Serena Righi, Andrea Morfino, Paola Galletti, Chiara Samorì, Alessandro Tugnoli, Carlo Stramigioli, Green Chemistry, 2011, 13, 367-375.
  5. Chiara Samorì, Giorgia Sciutto, Laura Pezzolesi, Paola Galletti, Franca Guerrini, Rocco Mazzeo, Rossella Pistocchi, Silvia Prati, Emilio Tagliavini, Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2011, 24, 392–401.
  6. Chiara Samorì. Curr. Org. Chem., 2011, 15, 11, 1888-1904.
  7. Chiara Samorì, Danilo Malferrari, Paola Valbonesi, Adele Montecavalli, Fabio Moretti, Paola Galletti, Giorgio Sartor, Emilio Tagliavini, Elena Fabbri, Andrea Pasteris, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2010, 73, 1456 -1464.
  8. Alberto Modelli, Andrea Sali, Paola Galletti, Chiara Samorì, Chemosphere, 2008, 73, 1322–1327.
  9. Chiara Samorì, Andrea Pasteris, Paola Galletti, Emilio Tagliavini, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2007, 26, 2379 –2382.