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Mara Mirasoli

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

Academic discipline: CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry

Curriculum vitae

Mara Mirasoli


Personal Information

Laboratory of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician"

University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum

Via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy

Telephone and fax: +39-051-343398


Nationality: Italian

Date of birth: October 6th, 1971

Present position:

Associate professor in Analytical Chemistry, University of Bologna

Deputy Director of the Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician", University of Bologna

Member of the Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Research in Renewable Resources, Environment, Sea and Energy - CIRI Renewable Resources, Environment, Sea and Energy – FRAME

Member of the Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Aerospace Research - CIRI Aerospace

Education and Training:

- DSc Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies, University of Bologna: Magna Cum Laude (1997)

-  PhD Degree in Feed and Food Science, University of Bologna (2001)


Work Experience and University activity

-  Associate professor in Analytical Chemistry, University of Bologna (2014-)

-  Researcher in Analytical Chemistry, University of Bologna (2004-2014)

-  Research grant for the project “Development of immunoassays for the detection of pollutants and toxic compounds in biological fluids and food samples” (2001-2002), University of Bologna.

-  Visiting Fellow at the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry of the Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA (1999-2000)


Teaching Activity

-  Analytical Chemistry: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (European 2nd Degree Courses) and Quality control of health products (1st Level Degree Course) (2004-)

-  Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants: Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies (European 2nd Degree Course) (2004).


Membership in Scientific Societies

-  Member of the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI)

-  Member of the International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence (ISBC)



Marlene DeLuca Memorial Prize awarded at the 12th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence held at Cambridge, UK, April 5-9, 2002.


Scientific Activity

- Development of chemiluminescent immunoassays and gene probe assays, for the quantitative analysis of molecules of interest in the medical, alimentary and environmental fields.

- Development of new portable devices for multiplexed detection based on chemiluminescence and using microfabrication technology and microfluidics

- Development of ultrasensitive immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization techniques with luminescent detection for the simultaneous quantitative localization of proteins and/or nucleic acid sequences in cells or tissue sections

- Application of detection techniques based on chemiluminescence measurements to field-flow fractionation (FFF) and development of hybrid FFF systems employing antigen-antibody interactions.

- Development of methods based on the electronic nose technology for the characterization of natural products and cosmetics, based on their olfactive fingerprint.

- Isotope ratio mass spectrometry (13C/12C IRMS) and IR spectroscopy for the development of new “breath tests” for rapid non invasive diagnosis of liver and gastrointestinal diseases.


Personal skills and expertise

Mother tongue: Italian

Reading skills: English (excellent), French (good), Spanish (good)

Writing skills: English (good), French (basic), Spanish (basic)

Verbal skills: English (good), French (basic), Spanish (basic)


Organisational skills and competences

- Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the XIII International Symposium on Luminescence Spectrometry (September 7-11, 2008 - Bologna, Italy).

- Member of the Organizing Committee of the “I Conference Agrofood Bioanalysis” (June 24-26, 2004 – Alghero (SS), Italy).



Author of more than 80 papers and book chapters on referred journals or books in the fields of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental and Food Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Clinical Chemistry.


Updated on July 9th, 2019