Dr. Viviana Maffeis

General Information

Department of Chemistry
University of Basel
Mattenstrasse 24a, BPR-1096
4058 Basel, Switzerland

phone: +41 61 207 57 92
email: viviana.maffeis@clutterunibas.ch


Nanoparticles in food science (Collaboration: DSM and FHNW)


Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Basel, Switzerland

PhD in Science and Technology of Chemistry and Materials, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Visiting Researcher at the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Visiting Researcher at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Erasmus Placement Fellowship at the Centre for Amyloidosis & Acute Phase Proteins, University College London, UK
Enrolled in the Register of Pharmacists
MSc in Pharmacy, University of Pavia, Italy


High-Throughput Silica Nanoparticle Detection for Quality Control of Complex Early Life Nutrition Food Matrices [link]
V. Maffeis, A. Otter, A. Düsterloh, L. Kind, C. Palivan, S.S. Saxer
ACS Omega 2024, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.3c09459

Advancing the Design of Artificial Nano-organelles for Targeted Cellular Detoxification of Reactive Oxygen Species [link]
V. Maffeis, M. Skowicki, K. M. P. Wolf, M. Chami, C.-A. Schoenenberger, V. Vogel, C. G. Palivan
Nano Letters 2024, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c03888

Peptide nanocarriers co-delivering an antisense oligonucleotide and photosensitizer elicit synergistic cytotoxicity [link]
S. Tarvirdipour, M. Skowicki, V. Maffeis, S. N. Abdollahi, C.-A. Schoenenberger, C. G. Palivan
J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2024, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2024.03.021

A DNA-Micropatterned Surface for Propagating Biomolecular Signals by Positional on-off Assembly of Catalytic Nanocompartments [link]
V. Maffeis, D. Hürlimann, A. Krywko-Cendrowska, C.-A. Schoenenberger, C. E. Housecroft, C. G. Palivan
Small, 2022, DOI: 10.1002/smll.202202818

Inverting glucuronidation of hymecromone in situ by catalytic nanocompartments [link]
M. Korpidou, V. Maffeis, I. A. Dinu, C. Schoenenberger, W. P. Meier, C. G. Palivan
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2TB00243D

Membrane protein channels equipped with a cleavable linker for inducing catalysis inside nanocompartments [link]
L. Zartner, V. Maffeis, C.A. Schoenenberger, I.A. Dinu, C.G. Palivan
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1TB01463C

Clustering of catalytic nanocompartments for enhancing an extracellular non-native cascade reaction [link]
V. Maffeis, A. Belluati, I. Craciun, D. Wu, S. Novak, C.-A. Schoenenberger, C. G. Palivan
Chem. Sci. 2021. DOI: 10.1039/D1SC04267J

Multicompartment Polymer Vesicles with Artificial Organelles for Signal‐Triggered Cascade Reactions Including Cytoskeleton Formation [link]
A. Belluati, S. Thamboo, A. Najer, V. Maffeis, C. von Planta, I. Craciun, C. G. Palivan, W. Meier
Adv. Funct. Mat., 2020, 2002949, 1-11. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202002949.

Design and applications of biomimetic membranes and assemblies [link]
V. Chimisso, V. Maffeis, D. Hürlimann, C.G. Palivan, W. Meier
Macromol. Biosci., 2019, 1900257, 1-19. / DOI:10.1002/mabi.201900257

Carbon Nano-Onions as Non-Cytotoxic Carriers for Cellular Uptake of Glycopeptides and Proteins
V. Maffeis, M. d'Amora, R. Brescia, D. Barnes, E. Scanlan and S. Giordani
Nanomaterials, 2019, 9. DOI:10.3390/nano9081069

Diversity-oriented synthesis of blue emissive nitrogen heterocycles and their conjugation with carbon nano-onions
V. Maffeis, L. Moni, D. Di Stefano, S. Giordani and R. Riva
Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 2019, 14, 76. DOI:10.1007/s11705-019-1833-0

Carbon Nano-onions: A Valuable Class of Carbon Nanomaterials in Biomedicine
S. Giordani, A. Camisasca and V. Maffeis
Current medicinal chemistry, 2019, 26, 6915. DOI: 10.2174/0929867326666181126113957

Photocatalytic Initiation of Radical Thiol−ene Reactions Using Carbon-Bi2O3 Nanocomposites
V. Maffeis, R. O. McCourt, R. Petracca, O. Laethem, A. Camisasca, P. E. Colavita, S. Giordani and E. M. Scanlan
ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2018, 1, 4120. DOI:10.1021/acsanm.8b00870

Endohedral fullerenes: Synthesis, isolation, mono- and bis-functionalization
M. R. Cerón, V. Maffeis, S. Stevenson and L. Echegoyen
Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2017, 468, 16. DOI:10.1016/j.ica.2017.03.040

Highly surface functionalized carbon nano-onions for bright light bioimaging
M. Frasconi, V. Maffeis, J. Bartelmess, L. Echegoyen and S. Giordani
Methods Appl Fluoresc, 2015, 3, 044005. DOI:10.1088/2050-6120/3/4/044005