Dipartimento di Chimica

Via Pietro Giuria, 7 - 10125 Torino

Dott. Francesco TURCI
Tel: +39 011670.7566


Prof.ssa Ivana  Fenoglio
Tel: +39 011670.7506


Material Toxicity and Biocompatibility

The group is active since three decades in the field of Particle Toxicology. A multidisciplinary approach has been set up in order to identify the relationships between surface chemistry and the molecular mechanisms of toxicity of inhaled particles and fibres, such as asbestos, crystalline silica, metallic mixed dusts, environmental particles.
Taking advantage of the experience in these fields the group has been subsequently involved in the study of the potential toxicity of engineered nanoparticles and emissions from incinerators in response to the raising alarm on their possible hazard to the environment and threat to human health. Typical materials investigated are carbon nanotubes, nano-silica particles, titanium dioxide, carbonaceous particulates.



Dipartimento di Oncologia

Via Santena, 19 - 10126 Torino

Prof.ssa Chiara RIGANTI
Tel: +39 011670.5857


Dipartimento di Salute Pubblica e Scienze Pediatriche

Via Zuretti, 29 - 10126 Torino

Dott.ssa Mariagrazia PUTZU
Tel: +39 0116933614


Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra

Via Valperga Caluso, 35 - 10125 Torino

Prof. Daniele CASTELLI
Tel: +39 011670.5105

Prof. Roberto COMPAGNONI
Tel: +39 011670.5104

Prof.ssa Elena BELLUSO
Tel: +39 011670.5135


Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi

Viale Mattioli, 25 - 10125 Torino

Prof.ssa Silvia PEROTTO
Tel: +39 011670.5987

Biocovering, biodeterioration and bioremediation of asbestos.

The researches deal with the interactions of lichenized and non-lichenized fungi and plants with asbestos rich substrates, including rocks, soils and asbestos cement roofs. The effects of asbestos colonization are evaluated by examining in vitro and in the field biocovering and biodeterioration processes, addressing bioremediation strategies.


Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologia del Farmaco

Via Pietro Giuria,11 - 10125 Torino

Prof. Giancarlo CRAVOTTO
Tel: +39 011670.7684


Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche

Via Santena, 7 - 10126 Torino

Prof.ssa Milena MAULE
Tel: +39 011633.4628