• The 60th birthday of Prof. Roberto Paolesse is celebrated in a special Issue of the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (volume 24, issues 5-7) . The issue, edited by S. Nardis, D. Monti, M. Stefanelli, C. Di Natale and K. Smith, collects 38 papers from researchers around the world that specially gathered to honour the scientific achievements of Roberto Paolesse.Screenshot 2020-09-08 at 14.28.47
  • A research collaboration between Sensors Group, Fondazione E. Mach and the Instituto Superiore di Sanità shows the chemical signature of plasmodium falciparum gametocytes. The results has been obtained with an original combination of the electronic nose developed by the Sensors Group and the Proton Transfer Reaction – Mass Spectrometer.Capuano, R., Khomenko, I., Grasso, F., Messina, V., Olivieri, A., Cappellin, L., Paolesse, R., Catini, A., Ponzi, M., Biasioli, F., Di Natale, C.
    Simultaneous Proton Transfer Reaction-Mass Spectrometry and electronic nose study of the volatile compounds released by Plasmodium falciparum infected red blood cells in vitro
    (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 12360
  • Gabriele Magna, PostDoc at the Sensors Group, is the recipient of the Wolfgang Göpel Award for the best presentation at the ISOEN 2019 conference held in Fukuoka (Japan) from 27-29 May 2019. The title of the paper that gained the award to Gabriele is “A Real time classification model for chemical sensor array based on bioinspired olfactory signal processing” authors: Eugenio Martinelli, Gabriele Magna, and Corrado Di Natale. The Göpel award was funded 20 years ago to honor the late Prof. Wolfgang Göpel, the award of 1500 € is co-sponsored by Göpel family and the International Society of Olfaction and Chemical Sensors.


in the picture Gabriele Magna receives the Göpel award from the hand of Prof. Santiago Marco (University of Barcelona) chair of the award committee at ISOEN 2019.


  • Sensors Group is going to coordinate a H2020-FETOPEN project. The project, coordinated by Prof. Roberto Paolesse, is titled: Innovative chemical sensors for enantioselective detection of chiral pollutants. The project budget is about 3 M€.
  • Published on Scientific Reports the first observation of the burst of metabolites concentration occurring during the differentiation “in-vivo” of pluripotent stem cells. The experiment carried out in murine models evidenced that an increase of concentration of some volatile compounds occurs during the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells. The cells later evolved in teratomas. The study was carried out with gas-chromatography and electronic nose and it is a step towards the use of electronic noses to improve the safety of stem cells therapy. The paper is available on  Scientific Reports

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  • Sensors Group is partner of a research project funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and aimed at developing a sensor system to detect red palm weevil infestation from the detection of volatile compounds. Projects starts July 2018 and involves besides Saudi partners the  University of Manchester, the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Institute National Recherché Agronomique in Versailles.


  • The European project IMPAQT (Intelligent Management system for integrated multi-troPhic AQuaculTure) has been selected for funding in H2020 program.



  • Published on Scientific Reports the first evidence of volatile metabolites from Stem Cells. The paper shows that stem cells differentiation steps are characterized by distinct patterns of volatile compounds. Noteworthy, these differences can be captured with the porphyrins coated sensor array developed by the Sensors Group. Paper available on Scientific Reports website

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  • A new paper reports the first results of the collaboration between the Botswana-University of Pennsylvania Partnership and the Sensors Group. Journal of infection, /10.1016/j.jinf.2016.12.006 
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  • Chemical Reviews paper “Porphyrinoids for Chemical Sensor Applications” is now available on the Chemical Reviews website


  • Sensors group is partner of the Project “PhasmaFOOD: Portable photonic miniaturised smart system for on-the-spot food quality sensing”. The project will receive funds from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The local responsible for this project is Eugenio Martinelli.
  • Corrado Di Natale will give an invited talk at the next SENSO 2016 conference “Advanced Sciences and Technologies for IoT”. The conference will be held in Gardanne, France, 16-18 November 2016.
  • Eugenio Martinelli is the 2016 recipient of the Eurosensors Fellow Award. The Eurosensors Fellow Award, sponsored by Siemens, is a mid-career award assigned, every year, since 2000. The award this year has been announced at the Eurosensors XXX conference in Budapest.002s