Puddu, Michela, Dr.


ETH Zürich

Professur für Katalyse 

HPL  D 16.2 

Otto-Stern-Weg 7

8093 Zürich


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Development and commercialization of DNA tracing and sensing technologies for industrial and environmental fluid monitoring, brand protection, supply chain security and quality control, crime detection and prevention.

Year Position
2016 - current Pioneer Fellow of ETH Zurich
2012 - 2015 PhD student at the Functional Materials Laboratory
2010 - 2012 Msc studies in Materials Science and Technology at the University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Master thesis at the Cartilage Engineering & Regeneration Laboratory, ETH Zurich
2007 - 2010 Bsc studies in Materials Science at the University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Bachelor thesis at the Institute of Structure of Matter of the Italian National Research Council (ISM-CNR), Rome
DNA-Based Sensor Particles Enable Measuring Light Intensity in Single Cells
Gediminas Mikutis, Carlos A. Mora, Michela Puddu, Daniela Paunescu, Robert N. Grass and Wendelin J. Stark
Advanced Materials, 28 (14): 2765-2770, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2016.
Submicrometer-Sized Thermometer Particles Exploiting Selective Nucleic Acid Stability
Michela Puddu, Gediminas Mikutis, Wendelin J. Stark and Robert N. Grass
Small, 12 (4): 452-456, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2016.
Detecting and Number Counting of Single Engineered Nanoparticles by Digital Particle Polymerase Chain Reaction
Daniela Paunescu, Carlos A. Mora, Lorenzo Querci, Reinhard Heckel, Michela Puddu, Bodo Hattendorf, Detlef Günther and Robert N. Grass
ACS Nano, 9 (10): 9564-9572, Columbus, OH: American Chemical Society, 2015.
Silica Microcapsules for Long-Term, Robust, and Reliable Room Temperature RNA Preservation
Michela Puddu, Wendelin J. Stark and Robert N. Grass
Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4 (9): 1332-1338, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2015.
Robust Chemical Preservation of Digital Information on DNA in Silica with Error-Correcting Codes
Robert N. Grass, Reinhard Heckel, Michela Puddu, Daniela Paunescu and Wendelin J. Stark
Angewandte Chemie International edition in English, 54 (8): 2552-2555, Weinheim: Wiley, 2015.
Magnetically deliverable calcium phosphate nanoparticles for localized gene expression
Michela Puddu, Nicolas Broguiere, Dirk Mohn, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, Wendelin J. Stark and Robert N. Grass
RSC Advances, 5: 9997-10004, London: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015.
DNA protection against ultraviolet irradiation by encapsulation in a multilayered SiO2/TiO2 assembly
Daniela Paunescu, Carlos A. Mora, Michela Puddu, Frank Krumeich and Robert N. Grass
Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine, 2 (48): 8504-8509, Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014.
Magnetically Recoverable, Thermostable, Hydrophobic DNA/Silica Encapsulates and Their Application as Invisible Oil Tags
Michela Puddu, Daniela Paunescu, Wendelin J. Stark and Robert N. Grass
Acs Nano, 8 (3): 2677-2685, Columbus, OH: American Chemical Society, 2014.
Reversible DNA encapsulation in silica to produce ROS-resistant and heat-resistant synthetic DNA 'fossils'
Daniela Paunescu, Michela Puddu, Justus O. B. Soellner, Phillip R. Stoessel and Robert N. Grass
Nature Protocols, 8 (12): 2440-2448, London, UK: Nature Publishing Group, 2013.
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