Alfredo AMBROSONE Curriculum

Alfredo Ambrosone is Associate Professor at the department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno. He completed his PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2008. During the PhD programme, he investigated on abiotic stress tolerance in plants through genomics and genetic engineering approaches collaborating with the Institute of Plant Genetics (CNR-IGV, Portici) and with the Department of Soil, Plants and Environmental Science of University of Naples “Federico II”. In 2010 he moved to the Nanobiomolecular group at the Institute of Cybernetics (CNR-ICIB). Here, he investigated the biological response to nanoparticle insults and participate to multidisciplinary projects aimed to develop smart nanocarriers for gene silencing, drug delivery and remote control of signalling pathways. In 2015, he was awarded a Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship in the European program for Excellent Science –HORIZON 2020. Additionally, he has been visiting scientist at University of Innsbruck (Austria), Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (Germany), Phillips University of Marburg (Germany) and Istituto de Nanociencia de Aragon (Spain).

At the present, his research interests are focused on genetic and molecular aspects controlling plant growth and biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in response to environmental stimuli and stresses. He has published over 30 research papers on peer-reviewed scientific journals and partecipated as speaker at numerous international conferences.

Academic Qualifications

2005 - 2008, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biotechnology (University of Naples Federico II)

2000 - 2005, Degree in Biotechnology (University of Naples Federico II)

2007 - 2008, Training course for Plant Genomics Lab manager (National Council of Research, Institute of Plant Genetics)

2008 - 2009, 2nd Degree in Biotechnology for Agro-Industry (University of Naples Federico II)

2010, Qualification to the profession of biologist (University del Sannio, Benevento)

Academic Research Positions

- Associate professor at the Department of Pharmacy since March 2020

- Tenure-Track Researcher (Mar 2017 – february 2020) - Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno

- Marie Curie Fellow (sept 2015- sept 2016) - Universidad de Zaragoza/ICMA-CSIS, Zaragoza (Spain)

- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2010- 2014) - Institute of Cybernetics “E. Caianiello”, National Research Council (CNR-ICIB), Pozzuoli (Italy)

- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Mar – Sept 2009) University of Salerno- Faculty of Pharmacy, Fisciano (Italy)

Awards and Honours

- Short-term mobility Program from CNR to enable his research activities on remote control of drug release Philipps University of Marburg (September 2013)

- Invited Speaker at BIOS, Photonic West Conference, held in San Francisco (CA, USA), 19-21 January 2012

- Short-term mobility Program from CNR to enable his research activities on molecular nanotoxicology at Maximilians University of Munich (May/ June 2011).

- Travel grant for the oral presentation at Bionano meeting, e-MRS conference held in Nice (France), 9 · 13 May 2011

- Chief Organizer of the meeting “Nanobiotechnology: applications and future perspectives, held in Rome, 15th April 2011- (On the behalf of Fibio, Federazione Italiana Biotecnologi)

Editorial Activity

Review Editor: Frontiers in Nanotechnology (

Reviewer: ACS NANO (ACS Publications); Biomaterials (Elsevier); Gene (Elsevier); Environmental Toxicology (Wiley); Frontiers in Plant Science

Commision of Trust

2010 – 2014. Board member of Italian Federation of Biotechnologists (Fibio) (