Agata SCORDINO

Associate Professor of Applied physics [FIS/07]
Office: DFA 341
Email: ascordin@dmfci.unict.it
Phone: 5429, LNS 095 542464
Web Site: web.infn.it/Emil/
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 08:30 to 10:30 To avoid your waiting, I suggest to fix an appointment by e-mail


Agata Scordino was born in Catania on  August 21, 1956. She is married and has a daughter.

1975 : High School Diploma at Liceo Ginnasio M. Cutelli of Catania

1980 : Degree, cum laude, in Physics at the University of Catania

12.2.1985 - 31.10.2002 : Senior Researcher at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Catania.

1.11.2002 – to date : Associate Professor of Experimental Physics (before) and Applied Physics (since 2016) at the University of Catania

ORCID ID :0000-0002-5012-1754

GOOGLE SCHOLAR DATA - Citations: 1325; H Index: 22

Prof. Agata SCORDINO

Born: August 21, 1956, Catania, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Academic Qualification: 1980 – Degree, cum laude, in Physics at the University of Catania

Academic Positions:
- Senior Researcher at Institute of Physics, Catania University, since February 1985
- Physics Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering, Catania University, since November 1992
- Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Catania University, since November 2002
- Member of the Academic Board of the PhD course in Engineering Physics (200-2009), PhD course in Biotechnology (2010-2015) and PhD course in Complex Systems for Physical, Socio-economic and Life Sciences (since  2016) of the University of Catania

Affiliations:
• Department of Physics and Astronomy
• Sicilian Centre for Nuclear Physics and Condensed Matter (CSFNSM)
• National Consortium Interuniversity for Condensed Matter (CNISM)
• Southern National Laboratory of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (LNS-INFN)
• Italian Society for Pure an Applied Biophysics (SIBPA)
• European Society for Photobiology (ESP).
• Italian Society for Physics (SIF)

Scientific Interests have been based on the interaction of elecromagnetic waves, and expecially visible light, with matter. In particular:
• Optical properties of surfaces for thermal conversion of solar energy.
• Interaction of electromagnetic waves and rough metal surfaces.
• Diffraction gratings as generators of sub-millimeter waves.
• Spontaneous and photo-induced ultra-weak photon emission from living systems
• Non chemical intercellular communication
• Theoretical model of delayed luminescence
• Application of delayed luminescence in agriculture, ecology and medicine
• Development of innovative instrumentation for delayed luminescence measurements
• Delayed luminescence as a tool to investigate water structuring

The research work has been performed in cooperation with:
• Physics Institute – Pisa University – Pisa, Italy
• Institute of Electromagnetic Waves Research –National Research Council - Florence, Italy
• Institute of Vegetable Biology and Ecology – Catania University – Catania, Italy
• Institute of Physics - Pedagocical University – Kracow, Poland
• Department of Biophysics - Pedagocical University - Cracovia - Polonia
• Institute of Biology - Nicholas Copernicus University - Torun - Poland
• International Institute of Biophysics - Neuss - Germania
• Department of Biology - Open University - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
• Department of Molecular Cell Biology - Utrecht University – Utrecht, The Netherlands
• Department of Physics - Modena University – Modena, Italy
• Department of Material Science – Milan University- Milan, Italy
• DI.VA.P.R.A. - Torino University – Torino, Italy
• Institute of Microbiology - Catania University – Catania, Italy.
• Institute of Horticolture and Floricolture - Catania University – Catania, Italy
• Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences – Kiev – Ukraine
• Institute of Cell Biophysics - Pushchino ( Mosca) – Russia
• Biophysics Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
• Department of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Physics Faculty, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
• BioFoton AG - Treyvaux – Switzerland
• Department of Obstetrics, Laboratory of Oxidative Stress and Ageing - University Hospital – Lausanne – Switzerland
• ST-Microelectronics – Catania, Italy
• Applied Physics and Photonics Department - Vrijre Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
• INAF Catania Astrophysical Observatory – Catania, Italy
• Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems - CNR – Catania
• Drugs Science Department – University of Catania, Catania, Italy
• Engineering Department– University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

The research results gave rise to:
158 papers on international (peer reviewed) journals and scientific books,
169 communications to national and international scientific meetings

PRINTED PAPERS (since 2000)

  1. M.W.HO, A.TRIGLIA, F.MUSUMECI, A.SCORDINO - Changes in membrane potential and delayed luminescence of Acetabularia acetabulum - Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B 55 (1), 70-73 (2000) - doi:10.1016/S1011-1344(00)00033-6
  2. A.SCORDINO, A.TRIGLIA, F.MUSUMECI - Analougus features of delayed luminescence from Acetabularia acetabulum and some solid state systems - Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B56 (2-3), 181-186 (2000) - doi:10.1016/S1011-1344(00)00078-6
  3. L.BRIZHIK, F.MUSUMECI, A.SCORDINO, A.TRIGLIA - The soliton mechanism of the delayed luminescence of biological systems - Europhysics Letters 52 (2), 238-244 (2000) – DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2000-00429-5
  4. F.MUSUMECI, A.SCORDINO, A.TRIGLIA – Delayed Luminescence and structure of simple biological systems – in: Biophotons and Coherent Systems, L.Belousov, F.A.Popp, V.Voeikov and R.van Wijk Eds – Moscow University Press, 141-150 (2000) – ISBN 5-211-04313-8
  5. L.BRIZHIK, A.SCORDINO, A.TRIGLIA, F.MUSUMECI – Delayed luminescence of biological systems arising from correlated many-soliton statesPhysical Review E 64, 031902 (9 pag) (2001) – DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.64.031902
  6. M.W. HO, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, A. TRIGLIA, G. PRIVITERA - Delayed luminescence from bovine Achilles’ tendon and its dependence on collagen structure - Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B 66 (3), 165-170 (2002) - doi:10.1016/S1011-1344(02)00239-7  
  7. S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI , A. SCORDINO, G. PRIVITERA - Advanced research equipment for fast ultraweak luminescence analysis Review of Scientific Instruments 74(10) ,4485-4490 (2003) – DOI: 10.1063/1.1611997
  8. L. BRIZHIK, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, M. TEDESCO, A. TRIGLIA – Nonlinear dependence of the delayed luminescence yield on the intensity of irradiation in the framework of a correlated soliton model Physical Review E67, 021902 (7 pag), (2003) (selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research vol.5, issue 4, February 15, 2003) – DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.67.021902
  9. F. MUSUMECI, G. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, M. TEDESCO, A. TRIGLIA, S. TUDISCO - Solid State Approach In Biophoton ResearchIndian Journal of Experimental Biology 41, 431-439 (2003)
  10. BRIZHIK L.S., MUSUMECI F., SCORDINO A., TEDESCO M., TRIGLIA A. - Delayed Luminescence from Biological Systems within the Davydov Soliton Model - Ukrainian Journal of Physics 48 (7), 699-703 (2003)
  11. A. SCORDINO, A. TRIGLIA, F. MUSUMECI – Delayed Luminescence and cells structure organization – in : ENERGY AND INFORMATION TRANSFER IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: How Physics Could Enrich Biological Understanding , F. Musumeci, L. Brizhik and M.W. Ho Eds - World Scientific, Singapore (2003) pp. 264-292 – ISBN 981-238-419-7
  12. S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI , A. SCORDINO, G. PRIVITERA - A new Advanced Research Equipment for fasT Ultraweak luminescence Analysis (ARETUSA) – in : ENERGY AND INFORMATION TRANSFER IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: How Physics Could Enrich Biological Understanding , F. Musumeci, L. Brizhik and M.W. Ho Eds - World Scientific, Singapore (2003) pp. 308-318 – ISBN 981-238-419-7
  13. F. MUSUMECI , A. SCORDINO, A. TRIGLIA, S.CARRUBBA, G. PRIVITERA, M. TEDESCO, S. TUDISCO, L. BRIZHIK, M.W. HO, H. NIGGLI - Advances in delayed luminescence studies in biophysical investigation – 4th European Biophysics Congress Eurobiophysics 2003 (Alicante, Spain, July 5-9, 2003) - European Biophysics Journal 32 (3), 312 (2003)
  14. S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI , A. SCORDINO, G. PRIVITERA, A new equipment for fast ultraweak luminescence analysis developed in the frame of DELOS project – LNS-INFN Activity Report 2002 - pp.187-191 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2003)
  15. S. TUDISCO, A. SCORDINO, G. PRIVITERA, I. BARAN, F. MUSUMECI – ARETUSA - Advanced research equipment for fast ultraweak luminescence analysis: new developmentsNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 518, 463-464 (2004) – DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2003.11.056
  16. I. BARAN, C. LOPRESTI, F. MUSUMECI, G. PRIVITERA, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO, V. BARAN, G.A.P. CIRRONE, L. RAFFAELE, L. VALASTRO – Radiation effects on cell proliferation - Roumanian Biotechnological Letters 9 (5), 1853-1870 (2004)
  17. GULINO M., BELLIA P., CARRUBBA S., FALCIGLIA F., MUSUMECI F., SCORDINO A., TRIGLIA A. - Influence of static and low frequency magnetic field on growth curve of Saccharomyces cerevisiae – in: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, P. Kostarakis Ed. - Volume I, pp. 128-132 (2004) – ISBN 960-233-151-8
  18. FINOCCHIARO, P.; COSENTINO, L.; FALLICA, G.; LOMBARDO, S.L.; MAZZILLO, M.; MUSUMECI, F.; PIAZZA, A.; PRIVITERA, G.; PRIVITERA, S.; RIMINI, E.; SANFILIPPO, D.; SCIACCA, E.; SCORDINO, A.; TUDISCO, S.;- Test of scintillator readout with single photon avalanche photodiodes - Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2004 IEEE, Volume 2: 1274 – 1278 (2004)
  19. LEE ANN APPLEGATE, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, HUGO J. NIGGLI, GIUSEPPE PRIVITERA, AGATA SCORDINO AND SALVATORE TUDISCO - DL spectral analysis of epithelial cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2003 – pp. 166-168 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2004)
  20. IRINA BARAN, VIRGIL BARAN, F.MUSUMECI, G. PRIVITERA , A. SCORDINO AND S.TUDISCO - Relation between Delayed Luminescence and cytoskeleton state in yeast cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2003 – pp.169-171 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2004)
  21. H.J. NIGGLI, S. TUDISCO, G. PRIVITERA, L. A. APPLEGATE, A. SCORDINO, F. MUSUMECI - Laser-Ultraviolet-A induced ultraweak photon emission in mammalian cellsJournal of Biomedical Optics 10 (2), 024006 (6 pag) (2005) – DOI: 10.1117/1.1899185
  22. F. MUSUMECI, L. A. APPLEGATE, G. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO,  H. J. NIGGLI - Spectral analysis of laser-induced ultraweak delayed luminescence in cultured  normal and tumor cells: Temperature dependenceJournal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B 79(2), 93-99 (2005) – DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2004.12.002
  23. F. MUSUMECI, G. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO, C. LO PRESTI, L. A. APPLEGATE, H. J. NIGGLI - Discrimination between normal and cancer cells by using spectral analysis of delayed luminescenceApplied Physics Letters 86 (15), 153902 (3 pag) (2005) [selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research vol 9, issue 8, April 15, 2005], [reviewed on Biophotonics International vol 12 (6) p.46, June 2005] – DOI: 10.1063/1.1900317
  24. GULINO M., BELLIA P., FALCIGLIA F., MUSUMECI F., PAPPALARDO A., SCORDINO A., TRIGLIA A. – Role of water content in dielectric properties and delayed luminescence of bovine Achilles’ tendonFEBS Letters 579 (27), 6101-6104 (2005) – DOI: 10.1016/j.febslet.2005.09.077
  25. P. FINOCCHIARO, A. CAMPISI, D. CORSO, L. COSENTINO, G. FALLICA, S. LOMBARDO, M. MAZZILLO, F. MUSUMECI, A. PIAZZA, G. PRIVITERA, S. PRIVITERA, E. RIMINI, D. SANFILIPPO, E. SCIACCA, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO - Test of Scintillator Readout with Single Photon Avalanche PhotodiodesIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 52 (6), 3040-3046 (2005) -  DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2005.862912
  26. S. TUDISCO, L. COSENTINO, A. CAMPISI, P. FINOCCHIARO, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, A. PAPPALARDO, A. SCORDINO, G. FALLICA, D. SANFILIPPO, J. VAN ERPS, M. VERVAEKE, B. VOLCKAERTS, P. VYNCK, A. HERMANNE, H. THIENPONT - A single photon spectrometer for biomedical applications - in: Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications II; Christian D. Depeursinge Ed., Proceedings of SPIE 5864, 58640P (10 pages) (Sep. 1, 2005) – DOI: 10.1117/12.633054 - SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering
  27. F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO, S. PRIVITERA, L.A. APPLEGATE, H.J. NIGGLI - Spectral analysis of delayed luminescence as a tool to discriminate between normal and cancer skin cells – in: Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine III, Mary-Ann Mycek Ed., Proceedings of SPIE 5862, 58620W (9 pages) (Oct. 7, 2005) – DOI: 10.1117/12.633037 - SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering
  28. HUGO J. NIGGLI, SALVATORE TUDISCO, GIUSEPPE PRIVITERA, LEE ANN APPLEGATE, AGATA SCORDINO AND FRANCESCO MUSUMECI – Laser-Ultraviolet-A induced biophotonic emission in cultured mammalian cells – in: Biophotonics: Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century, X. Shen and R. Van Wijk Eds., Springer (2005) XVIII, pp. 185-194 - ISBN: 978-0-387-24995-7 -DOI: 10.1007/0-387-24996-6_14
  29. GULINO M., BELLIA P., FALCIGLIA F., MUSUMECI F., PAPPALARDO A., SCORDINO A., TRIGLIA A., HO M.W., BRIZHIK L. - Dielectric Spectroscopy and Delayed Luminescence measurements in dehydrated bovine Achilles’ tendon – 15th IUPAB & 5th EBSA International Biophysics Congress (Montpellier, France, Aug. 27 - Sept. 01, 2005) - European Biophysics Journal 34 (6), 688 (2005)
  30. S. TUDISCO, P.FINOCCHIARO L.COSENTINO, F.MUSUMECI, S.PRIVITERA, A.SCORDINO, A.PAPPALARDO, G.FALLICA, D.SANFILIPPO, M.VERVAEKE , B.VOLCKAERTS , P.VYNCK, A.HERMANNE, H.THIENPONT - SINPHOS - A single photon spectrometer - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2004 – pp. 142-145 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2005)
  31. F.MUSUMECI, A.SCORDINO, S.TUDISCO, S.PRIVITERA - Delayed luminescence as a tool to discriminate between normal and cancer skin cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2004 – pp. 205-207 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2005)
  32. S. TUDISCO, L. COSENTINO, G. FALLICA, P. FINOCCHIARO. A. HERMANNE, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, D. SANFILIPPO, G. PRIVITERA, S. PRIVITERA, H. THIENPONT, M. VERVAEKE, B. VOLCKAERTS, P. VYNCK – SINPHOS – SINgle PHOton Spectrometer for biomedical applicationsNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplemets) 150, 317-320 (2006) - doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2004.11.391
  33. P. FINOCCHIARO, A. CAMPISI, L. COSENTINO, A. PAPPALARDO, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO, G. FALLICA, D. SANFILIPPO, M. MAZZILLO, A. PIAZZA, J. VAN ERPS, M. VERVAEKE, B. VOLCKAERTS, P. VYNCK, A. HERMANNE, H. THIENPONT, S. LOMBARDO, E. SCIACCA - A new generation of low-voltage single-photon micro-sensors with timing capability - Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 567, 83-88 (2006) – DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2006.05.216
  34. MAE-WAN HO, ZHOU YU-MING, JULIAN HAFFEGEE, ANDY WATTON, FRANCO MUSUMECI, GIUSEPPE PRIVITERA, AGATA SCORDINO AND ANTONIO TRIGLIA - The liquid crystalline organism and biological water – in: Water and the Cell, G.H. Pollack, I.L. Cameron and D.N. Wheatley, Eds., Springer (2006), pp.219–234 - ISBN: 978-1-4020-4926-2
  35. P.FINOCCHIARO, ,A.CAMPISI, L.COSENTINO, A.PAPPALARDO, F.MUSUMECI, S.PRIVITERA, A.SCORDINO, S.TUDISCO, G.FALLICA, D.SANFILIPPO, M.MAZZILLO,A.PIAZZA, J.VAN ERPS, M.VERVAEKE, B.VOLCKAERTS, P.VYNCKD,A.HERMANNE, H.THIENPONT, S.LOMBARDO, E.SCIACCA - A new generation of low-voltage single photon micro-sensors with timing capability - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2005 – pp.116-119 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2006)
  36. S.PRIVITERA, S.TUDISCO, F.MUSUMECI, A.SCORDINO, A.CAMPISI, L.COSENTINO, P.FINOCCHIARO, A.PAPPALARDO, G.FALLICA, D.SANFILIPPO, M.MAZZILLOC M.VERVAEKE, B.VOLCKAERTS, P.VYNCK, A.HERMANNE, H.THIENPONT - A single photon spectrometer for biomedical applications - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2005 – pp.222-225 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2006)
  37. F.MUSUMECI, L. LANZANO’, S.PRIVITERA , S.TUDISCO, A.SCORDINO- Delayed luminescence, UVA induced, in human skin in vivo - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2005 – pp. 238-240 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2006)
  38. P. FINOCCHIARO, A. CAMPISI, L. COSENTINO, A. PAPPALARDO, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO, G. FALLICA, D. SANFILIPPO, M. MAZZILLO, A. PIAZZA, J. VAN ERPS, S. VAN OVERMEIRE, M. VERVAEKE , B. VOLCKAERTS , P. VYNCK, A. HERMANNES, H.THIENPONT, S. LOMBARDO, E. SCIACCA – SPAD arrays and micro-optics: towards a real single photon spectrometerJournal of Modern Optics 54 (2-3), 199-212 (2007) - DOI: 10.1080/09500340600769901
  39. A. CAMPISI, L. COSENTINO, P. FINOCCHIARO, A. PAPPALARDO, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO, G. FALLICA, D. SANFILIPPO, M. MAZZILLO, G. CONDORELLI, A. PIAZZA, G. VALVO, S. LOMBARDO, E. SCIACCA, G. BONANNO, M. BELLUSO - Multipixel geiger-mode photon detectors for ultra-weak light sources - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 571 (1-2), 350-354 (2007) – DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2006.10.107
  40. LUCA LANZANÒ, AGATA SCORDINO, SIMONA PRIVITERA, SALVATORE TUDISCO, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI - Spectral analysis of delayed luminescence from human skin as a possible non-invasive diagnostic toolEuropean Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters 36 (7), 823-829 (2007) - DOI 10.1007/s00249-007-0156-0 – ISSN 0175-7571 (Print) 1432-1017 (Online)
  41. S. TUDISCO, S. PRIVITERA, L. LANZANO’, F. MUSUMECI, A. PLUCHINO, A. SCORDINO, L. COSENTINO, P. FINOCCHIARO, G. CONDORELLI, M. MAZZILLO, S. LOMBARDO AND E. SCIACCA - The new generation of SPAD—Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes arrays - Il Nuovo Cimento C 30 (5), 535-542 (2007) -  DOI:  10.1393/ncc/i2008-10266-8
  42. HUGO J. NIGGLI, SALVATORE TUDISCO, GIUSEPPE PRIVITERA, LEE ANN APPLEGATE, AGATA SCORDINO AND FRANCO MUSUMECI- News and Views in UVA-laser induced ultraweak delayed luminescence of  cultured mammalian cells –in: Biophotonics and Coherent Systems in Biology, L.V. Beloussov, V.L. Voeikov, and V.S. Martynyuk Eds., Spinger (2007) pp. 129-137 - ISBN: 978-0-387-28378-4 – DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-28417-0-10
  43. S. TUDISCO; S. PRIVITERA; F. MUSUMECI; L. LANZANÒ; A. SCORDINO; A. CAMPISI; L. COSENTINO; G. CONDORELLI; P. FINOCCHIARO; S. LOMBARDO; M. MAZZILLO; E. SCIACCA - A single photon avalanche detector: SPAD – in: Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications II, Ali Serpengüzel; Gonçal Badenes; Giancarlo C. Righini, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE 6593, 65932C (5 pages) – DOI: 10.1117/12.729204 – ISBN: 9780819467218 (May 28, 2007) - SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering
  44. S. TUDISCO; S. PRIVITERA; F. MUSUMECI; L. LANZANÒ; A. SCORDINO; A. CAMPISI; L. COSENTINO; P. FINOCCHIARO; G. FALLICA; S. LOMBARDO; M. MAZZILLO; D. SANFILIPPO; E. SCIACCA; G. VALVO - A new generation of SPAD: single photon avalanche diodes – in: Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, A. Cutolo, B. Culshaw, S. M. Lopez-Higuera, Editors – Proceedings of SPIE 6619, 66193N (4 pages) - DOI: 10.1117/12.738659 – ISBN: 9780819467614 (July 4, 2007) - SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering
  45. G. PRIVITERA, S. TUDISCO, L. LANZANO’, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, D. TUDISCO; M. MAZZILLO; G. CONDORELLI - Single photon spectrometer for biomedical application: new developments – in: Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine IV, Dietrich Schweitzer; Maryann Fitzmaurice, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE 6628, 66281B (9 pages) - DOI:10.1117/12.727781 - ISBN: 9780819467720 (July 6, 2007) SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering
  46. F. MUSUMECI, L. LANZANO’, S. PRIVITERA, S. TUDISCO, A. SCORDINO - Spectral analysis of photoinduced delayed luminescence from human skin in vivo – in: Biophotonics 2007: Optics in Life Science, Jürgen Popp; Gert von Bally, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE 6633, 66331K (8 pages) - DOI: 10.1117/12.727696 - ISBN: 9780819467775 – ISSN: 0277-786X (July 28, 2007) - SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering
  47. S. TUDISCO, L. LANZANO’. F. MUSUMECI, G. PRIVITERA, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, D. TUDISCO - MUSES: MUlti SEnsors Sphere - in: Biophotonics 2007: Optics in Life Science, Jürgen Popp; Gert von Bally, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE 6633, 66331Q (9 pages) - DOI: 10.1117/12.728004 - ISBN: 9780819467775 – ISSN: 0277-786X (Juy. 28, 2007) - SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering
  48. A.CAMPISI, L.COSENTINO, P.FINOCCHIARO, A.PAPPALARDO, F.MUSUMECI, S.PRIVITERA, A.SCORDINO, S.TUDISCO, G.FALLICA, D.SANFILIPPO, M.MAZZILLO, G.CONDORELLI, A.PIAZZA, G.VALVO, S.LOMBARDO, E.SCIACCA, G.BONANNO, M.BELLUSO - Single photons avalanche diodes arrays: a new detector for ultra weak light sources - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2006 pp. 122-125 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2007)
  49. S.PRIVITERA, S.TUDISCO, F.MUSUMECI, L.LANZANÒ, A.SCORDINO, A.CAMPISI, L.COSENTINO, P.FINOCCHIARO, S.LOMBARDO, M.MAZZILLO, E.SCIACCA - Single photon avalanche diodes: new developments - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2006 pp. 126-129 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2007)
  50. L.LANZANÒ, A.SCORDINO, S.PRIVITERA, S.TUDISCO AND F.MUSUMECI - Spectral analysis of delayed luminescence from human skin as a possible non-invasive diagnostic tool - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2006 pp. 204-207 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2007)
  51. EVELINA COSTANZO, MARISA GULINO, LUCA LANZANÒ, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, AGATA SCORDINO, SALVATORE TUDISCO, LI SUI - Single seed viability checked  by Delayed Luminescence - European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters 37 (2), 235-238 (2008) - DOI : 10.1007/s00249-007-0221-8 - ISSN 0175-7571 (Print) 1432-1017 (Online)
  52. HUGO J. NIGGLI, SALVATORE TUDISCO, LUCA LANZANÒ, LEE ANN APPLEGATE, AGATA SCORDINO and FRANCO MUSUMECI - Laser-Ultraviolet-A induced ultraweak photon emission in human skin cells: A biophotonic comparision between keratinocytes and fibroblasts - Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 46 (5), 358-363 (2008)
  53. LUCA LANZANÒ, ROSARIA GRASSO, MARISA GULINO, PAOLO BELLIA, FILIPPO FALCIGLIA, AGATA SCORDINO, SALVATORE TUDISCO, ANTONIO TRIGLIA, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI - Corresponding  Measurements of Delayed Luminescence and Impedance Spectroscopy on Acupuncture Points - Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 46 (5), 364-370 (2008)
  54. A. SCORDINO, F. MUSUMECI, M. GULINO, L. LANZANÒ, S. TUDISCO, L. SUI, R. GRASSO, A. TRIGLIA – Delayed luminescence of microalgae as indicator of metal toxicity –  Journal of Physics D – Applied Physics 41 (15), 155507 (7pp) (2008) - DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/41/15/155507  
  55. S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI, L. LANZANÒ, A. SCORDINO, S. PRIVITERA, A. CAMPISI, L. COSENTINO, G. CONDORELLI, P. FINOCCHIARO, G. FALLICA, S. LOMBARDO, M. MAZZILLO, D. SANFILIPPO, E. SCIACCA - A new generation of SPAD – Single Photon Avalanche Diodes - IEEE Sensors Journal 8 (7), 1324 - 1329 (2008) - DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2008.926962
  56. G. PRIVITERA, L. LANZANO’, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI, D. MARGARONE  and L. TORRISI - Time resolved analysis of the visible light emitted by laser produced plasma - Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids 163 (4-6), 545-550 (2008) – DOI: 10.1080/10420150701780797
  57. SIMONA PRIVITERA, SALVATORE TUDISCO, LUCA LANZANÒ, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, ALESSANDRO PLUCHINO, AGATA SCORDINO, ANGELO CAMPISI, LUIGI COSENTINO, PAOLO FINOCCHIARO, GIOVANNI CONDORELLI, MASSIMO MAZZILLO, SALVO LOMBARDO, EMILIO SCIACCA - Single Photon Avalanche Diodes: towards the large bidimensional arrays - Sensors 8, 4636-4655 (2008) - DOI: 10.3390/s8084636
  58. L. NERI, S.TUDISCO, L. LANZANÒ, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, G. CONDORELLI, G. FALLICA, M. MAZZILLO, D. SANFILIPPO, G. VALVO - SPID-Single Photon Imaging device – in: High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, D.A. Dorn and A.D. Holland Eds, Proceedings of SPIE 7021, 702129 (11 pages) - DOI:10.1117/12.791013 -ISBN: 9780819472311 - ISSN: 0277-786X (July 22, 2008)- SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering
  59. NERI L, TUDISCO S, LANZANO’ L, MUSUMECI F, PRIVITERA S, SCORDINO A, CONDORELLI G, FALLICA G, MAZZILLO M, DANFILIPPO D, VALVO G – Spid-single photon imaging device - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2007 pp. 123-126 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2008)
  60. BARAN I, GANEA C, MUSUMECI F, TUDISCO S, SCORDINO A, PRIVITERA S, LANZANO’ L, GRASSO R, SUI L, BARAN V – Effects of bioflavonoid quercetin on delayed luminescence of hydrogen peroxide-treated yeast cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2007 pp. 199-201 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2008)
  61. BARAN I, GANEA C, MUSUMECI F, TUDISCO S, SCORDINO A, PRIVITERA S, LANZANO’ L, BARAN V – Effects of the antimithotic drug nocodazole on cell proliferation and delayed luminescence of yeast cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2007 pp. 202-205 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2008)
  62. M. GULINO, T. ABE, E. COSTANZO, G. CUTTONE, G.A.P. CIRRONE, G. DE LUCA, C. LEONARDI, P. LOJACONO, R. GRASSO, T. KAMBARA, L. LANZANÒ, F. MUSUMECI, G. PRIVITERA, H. RYUTO, F. ROMANO, A. SCORDINO, A. TRIBULATO - Ion beam irradiation system for biological samples - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2007 pp.213-214 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2008)
  63. LUCA LANZANÒ, LI SUI, EVELINA COSTANZO, MARISA GULINO, AGATA SCORDINO, SALVATORE, TUDISCO, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI - Time-resolved spectral measurements of delayed luminescence from a single soybean seed: effects of thermal damage and correlation with germination performanceLuminescence 24 (6), 409-415 (2009)- DOI 10.1002/bio.1127
  64. I. BARAN, C. GANEA, I. URSU, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, S. TUDISCO, S. PRIVITERA, L. LANZANÒ, E. KATONA, V. BARAN, G.A.P. CIRRONE, G. CUTTONE, L. RAFFAELE, L.M. VALASTRO - Effects of nocodazole and ionizing radiation on cell proliferation and delayed luminescenceRomanian Journal of Physics 54, 557-567 (2009)– ISSN 1221-146X
  65. S.TUDISCO, L.LANZANÒ, F.MUSUMECI, L.NERI, S.PRIVITERA, A.SCORDINO, G.CONDORELLI, G.FALLICA, M.MAZZILLO, D.SANFILIPPO, G.VALVO - Bidimensional arrays of spad for time resolved single photon imagingNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 610 (1), 138-141 (2009) ISSN: 0168-9002, doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.05.164
  66. SCORDINO A., R.GRASSO, M. GULINO, L. LANZANO, F. MUSUMECI, G. PRIVITERA, M. TEDESCO, A. TRIGLIA, L. BRIZHIK (2009). Hydration effects on photophysival properties of collagen. In: Self Organization of Molecular Systems: from Molecules and Clusters to Nanotubes and Proteins, N. Russo, V.Ya. Antonchenko And E.S. Kryachko Eds.- NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology vol. XIV, p. 359-383, DORDRECHT: Springer, ISBN: 978-90-481-2483-1 - ISSN: 1874-6489 - doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-2590-6_17
  67. SCORDINO A., F.FALCIGLIA, M.GULINO, R.GRASSO, L.LANZANÒ, F.MUSUMECI, A.TRIGLIA, S.TUDISCO (2009). Water domains investigated by delayed luminescence. In: VII European Biopyisics Congress EBSA 2009. Genova, Italy, July 11-15, 2009 - European Biophysics Journal 38 (Suppl 1), S126 (2009)
  68. M.GULINO, R.GRASSO, L.LANZANÒ, A.SCORDINO, A.TRIGLIA, S. TUDISCO AND F.MUSUMECI - Delayed luminescence of aqueous ionic solutions - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2008 pp.219-222 ISSN 1827-1561 (2009)
  69. M. GULINO, T. ABE, E. COSTANZO, G. CUTTONE, G.A.P. CIRRONE, G. DI ROSA, C. LEONARDI, R. GRASSO, T. KAMBARA, L. LANZANÒ, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, H.RYUTO, F. ROMANO,  A. SCORDINO, A. TRIBULATO - Ion beam application in the enhancement of biodiversity - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2008 pp.223-225 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2009)
  70. N.GAMBINO, G.PRIVITERA, L.LANZANÒ, F.MUSUMECI, S.PRIVITERA, A.SCORDINO, S.TUDISCO – Status of MUSES-Multi SEnsors Sphere- LNS-INFN Activity Report 2008 pp.238-241 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2009)
  71. L.NERI, S.TUDISCO, L.LANZANÒ, F.MUSUMECI, S.PRIVITERA, A.SCORDINO, G.CONDORELLI, G.FALLICA, M.MAZZILLO, D.SANFILIPPO, G.VALVO - Arrival time and position identification of single photons with SPAD arrays - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2008 pp.246-249 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2009)
  72. IRINA BARAN, CONSTANTA GANEA, AGATA SCORDINO, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, SALVATORE TUDISCO, SIMONA PRIVITERA, ROSARIA GRASSO, VINCENZA BARRESI, DANIELE F. CONDORELLI, VIRGIL BARAN, EVA KATONA, MARIA-MAGDALENA MOCANU, MARISA GULINO, MIHAELA SURCEL, CORNEL URSACIUC - Effects of menadione and quercetin on apoptosis and delayed luminescence of human leukaemia jurkat t cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2008 pp.261-264 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2009)
  73. L. NERI, S. TUDISCO, L. LANZANÒ, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, SCORDINO A., G. CONDORELLI, G. FALLICA, M. MAZZILLO, D. SANFILIPPO, G. VALVO - Design and characterization of single photon avalanche diodes arrays. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 617 (1-3), 432-433 (2010) ISSN: 0168-9002, doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.06.085
  74. Agata SCORDINO, Rosaria GRASSO, Marisa GULINO, Luca LANZANO', Francesco MUSUMECI, Giuseppe PRIVITERA Maurizio TEDESCO, Antonio TRIGLIA and Larissa BRIZHIK - Delayed luminescence from collagen as arising from soliton and small polaron states - International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 110 (1), 221-229 (2010) DOI 10.1002/qua.22010
  75. M.GULINO, R.GRASSO, L.LANZANÒ, A.SCORDINO, A.TRIGLIA, S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI - Lifetime of Low-Density Water domains in salt solutions by time-resolved Delayed LuminescenceChemical Physics Letters 497 (1-3), 99-102 (2010) doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2010.07.100
  76. Lorenzo NERI, Salvatore TUDISCO, Francesco MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, Giorgio FALLICA, M MAZZILLO, and Massimo ZIMBONE - Deadtime Causes and Correction Method for SPAD devicesReview of Scientific Instruments 81, 086102 (2010) doi:10.1063/1.3476317 (3 pages)
  77. I.BARAN, C.GANEA, A.SCORDINO, F.MUSUMECI, V.BARRESI, S.TUDISCO, S.PRIVITERA, R.GRASSO, D.F.CONDORELLI, V.BARAN, E.KATONA, M-M.MOCANU, M.GULINO, R.UNGUREANU, M.SURCEL, C.URSACIUC - Effects  of menadione, hydrogen peroxide and quercetin on apoptosis and delayed luminescence of human leukemia Jurkat T-cells - Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics 58, 169-179 (2010) DOI: 10.1007/s12013-010-9104-1
  78. L. NERI, S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, G. FALLICA, M. MAZZILLO,  M. ZIMBONE - Generalization of DT equations for time dependent sourcesSensors 10 (12), 10828-10836 (2010)  doi:10.3390/s101210828
  79. L. NERI, S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, G. FALLICA, M. MAZZILLO, M. ZIMBONE - On spad devices deadtime - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2009 pp.112-115 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2010)
  80. N. GAMBINO, A. ANZALONE, R. ANZALONE, A. BONANNO, S. GAMMINO,.D. MASCALI, R. MIRACOLI, F. MUSUMECI,D. LEANZA, R. GRASSO, L. NERI, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, A. SPITALERI, S. TUDISCO - Studies of astrophysical plasmas in laboratory by laser ablation - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2009 pp.166-169 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2010)
  81. M. GULINO, T. ABE, S. CHERUBINI, E. COSTANZO, G. CUTTONE G.A.P. CIRRONE, C. LEONARDI, P. LOJACONO, R. GRASSO, T. KAMBARA, L. LANZANÒ, F. MUSUMECI, S. PRIVITERA, H. RYUTO, F. ROMANO, A. SCORDINO, A. TRIBULATO - First results from heavy-ion beams irradiation facility at LNS-INFN - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2009 pp.221-223 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2010)
  82. I. BARAN, C. GANEA, A. SCORDINO, F. MUSUMECI, V. BARRESI, S. TUDISCO, S. PRIVITERA, R. GRASSO, D. F. CONDORELLI, I. URSU, V. BARAN, E. KATONA, M. M. MOCANU, M. GULINO, R. UNGUREANU, M. SURCEL, C. URSACIUC - Correlation between delayed luminescence and oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in human leukaemia jurkat t-cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2009 pp.242-245 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2010)
  83. I. BARAN, C. GANEA, A. SCORDINO, V. BARRESI, F. MUSUMECI, S. TUDISCO, S. PRIVITERA, R. GRASSO, D. F. CONDORELLI, I. URSU, V. BARAN, E. KATONA, M. M. MOCANU, R. UNGUREANU, N. MUSSO, M. GULINO, G. A. PABLO CIRRONE, G. CUTTONE, L. M. VALASTRO - Apoptosis, cell cycle and delayed luminescence of human leukemia jurkat t-cells under proton-irradiation and oxidative stress conditions - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2009 pp.246-249 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2010)
  84. L. NERI, S. TUDISCO, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, G. FALLICA, M. MAZZILLO,  M. ZIMBONE - Dead Time of Single Photon Avalanche Diodes - Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 215, 291-293 (2011) doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2011.04.034
  85. TUDISCO, S., MASCALI, D. , GAMBINO, N., ANZALONE, A., GAMMINO, S., MUSUMECI, F., SCORDINO, A., SPITALERI, A. - Investigation of laser-produced aluminum plasma - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 653 (1), 47-51 (2011) doi:10.1016/j.nima.2011.02.006 – IP2010: 1.142
  86. L.NERI, S.TUDISCO, F.MUSUMECI, A.SCORDINO, G.FALLICA, M.MAZZILLO, M.ZIMBONE - Dead time equations for time dependent sources - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2010 pp.172-175 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2011)
  87. M.GULINO, R.GRASSO, S. PRIVITERA, L.LANZANÒ, A.SCORDINO, A.TRIGLIA, F.MUSUMECI - DL measurements and water structures - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2010 pp.218-221 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2011)
  88. A.SCORDINO, T.ABE, S.CHERUBINI, G.A.P.CIRRONE, E.COSTANZO, G.CUTTONE, R.GRASSO, T.KAMBARA, C.LEONARDI, F.MUSUMECI, S.PRIVITERA, H.RYUTO, F.ROMANO, A.TRIBULATO, A.TRIGLIA, M.GULINO - Effects of ion irradiation on mung bean growth - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2010 pp.222-225 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2011)
  89. F. MUSUMECI, R. GRASSO, L. LANZANÒ, A. SCORDINO, A. TRIGLIA, S. TUDISCO and M. GULINO - Delayed luminiscence: a novel tecnique to get new insights into water structure – Journal of Biological Physics 38, 181-195 (2012) – DOI: 10.1007/s10867-011-9245-5 - IP2010: 1.373
  90. IRINA BARAN, CONSTANTA GANEA, SIMONA PRIVITERA, AGATA SCORDINO, VINCENZA BARRESI, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, MARIA MAGDALENA MOCANU, DANIELE F. CONDORELLI, IOAN URSU, ROSARIA GRASSO, MARISA GULINO, ALEXANDRU GARAIMAN, NICOLÒ MUSSO, GIUSEPPE A.PABLO CIRRONE, GIACOMO CUTTONE - Detailed analysis of apoptosis and delayed luminescence of human leukemia Jurkat Tcells after proton-irradiation and treatments with oxidant agents and flavonoids - Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2012, Article ID 498914, 14 pages (2012) - doi:10.1155/2012/498914 - IP2010: 2.841
  91. R. GRASSO, S. TUDISCO, C. PIEMONTE, D. LO PRESTI, A. ANZALONE, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, N. SERRA, N. ZORZI - New bi-dimensional SPAD arrays for time resolved single photon imaging - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 718, 566-568 (2013) - DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.136
  92. R. GRASSO, S. TUDISCO, A. ANZALONE, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, A. SPITALERI, R. ANZALONE, G.D’ARRIGO, F. LAVIA - A new position sensitive anode for plasmas diagnostic - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 720, 122-124 (2013) – DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.12.020
  93. R. GRASSO, S. TUDISCO, C. PIEMONTE, D. LO PRESTI, A. ANZALONE, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, N. SERRA, N. ZORZI - A new prototype of bi-dimensional spads array for time resolved single photon imaging - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2011/12 pp.302-304 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2013)
  94. I. BARAN, C. GANEA, A. SCORDINO, S. PRIVITERA, V. BARRESI, F. MUSUMECI, R. GRASSO, D.F. CONDORELLI, I. URSU, V. BARAN, E. KATONA, M. M. MOCANU, R. UNGUREANU, I.T. TOFOLEAN, N. MUSSO, M. GULINO, G.A.P. CIRRONE, G. CUTTONE, L.M. VALASTRO, M. SURCEL, C. URSACIUC - Apoptosis and delayed luminescence of human leukemia jurkat t-cells after proton-irradiation and treatments with oxidant agents and flavonoids  - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2011/12 pp.325-328 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2013)
  95. I.BARAN, C. GANEA, S. PRIVITERA, A. SCORDINO, V. BARRESI, F. MUSUMECI, R. GRASSO, D.F. CONDORELLI, V. BARAN, E. KATONA, M. M. MOCANU, R. UNGUREANU, I.T. TOFOLEAN, N. MUSSO, M.GULINO, M. SURCEL, C. URSACIUC - Effects of the mitochondrial respiration inhibitor, rotenone, on apoptosis, clonogenic survival and delayed luminescence of human leukemia jurkat t-cells  - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2011/12 pp.329-332 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2013)
  96. S. TUDISCO, F. P. ROMANO, D. MASCALI, C. ALTANA, A. ANZALONE, S. GAMMINO, A. MUSUMARRA, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO, AND A. TRAMONTANA - Optical, x-ray and microwave diagnostics -  AIP Conference Proceedings 1546, 54-56 (2013); DOI: 10.1063/1.4816606
  97. AGATA SCORDINO, IRINA BARAN, ROBERTA BONFANTI, AGATA CAMPISI, COSTANTA GANEA, ROSARIA GRASSO, MARISA GULINO, ADRIAN IFTIME, DIANA IONESCU, MARIA MAGDALENA MOCANU, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, ROSALBA PARENTI - Delayed Luminescence Spectroscopy to Monitor Mitochondrially Targeted Effects of Cell Proliferation Inhibitors - Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies 6 (5), 281 Conference Abstracts (2013)
  98. IRINA BARAN, DIANA IONESCU, SIMONA PRIVITERA, AGATA SCORDINO, MARIA MAGDALENA MOCANU, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, ROSARIA GRASSO, MARISA GULINO, ADRIAN IFTIME, IOANA TEODORA TOFOLEAN, ALEXANDRU GARAIMAN, ALEXANDRU GOICEA, RUXANDRA IRIMIA, ALEXANDRU DIMANCEA, CONSTANTA GANEA - Mitochondrial respiratory Complex I probed by delayed luminescence spectroscopy - Journal of Biomedical Optics 18 (12) 127006 (2013); doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.12.127006
  99. SCORDINO AGATA, BARAN IRINA, GULINO MARISA, GANEA CONSTANTA, GRASSO ROSARIA, NIGGLI HUGO J, MUSUMECI FRANCESCO - Ultra-weak Delayed Luminescence in cancer research: a review of the results by the ARETUSA equipment - Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B- Biology 139, 76-84  (2014); DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2014.03.027
  100. AGATA SCORDINO, AGATA CAMPISI, ROSARIA GRASSO, ROBERTA BONFANTI, MARISA GULINO, LILIANA IAUK, ROSALBA PARENTI, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI - Delayed luminescence to monitor programmed cell death induced by Berberine on thyroid cancer cells - Journal of Biomedical Optics 19 (11), 117005 (2014)
  101. COLLEONI CLAUDIO, ESPOSITO SALVATORE, GRASSO ROSARIA, GULINO MARISA, MUSUMECI FRANCO, ROMELI DAVIDE, ROSACE G., SALESI GIOVANNI, SCORDINO, AGATA - Delayed luminescence induced by complex domains in water and in TEOS aqueous solutions – Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 , 772-780 (2016) DOI: 10.1039/C5CP03420E
  102. R. GRASSO, M. GULINO, A. SCORDINO, F. MUSUMECI, A. CAMPISI; R. BONFANTI, C. CARBONE, G. PUGLISI - The delayed luminescence spectroscopy as tool to investigate the cytotoxic effect on human cancer cells of drug-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier – In: Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health V, Jürgen Popp, Valery V. Tuchin, Dennis L. Matthews, Francesco Saverio Pavone Eds, Proceedings of SPIE 9887, 988723 (10 pp) (2016) doi:10.1117/12.2227514
  103. G. LANZAFAME, S. TUDISCO, A. ANZALONE, C. ALTANA, A. MUOIO, F. MUSUMECI, C. CALIRI, G.A.P. CIRRONE, D. MASCALI, F.P. ROMANO, G. DE LUCA, S. SALAMONE, F. SCHILLACI, A. SCORDINO – LENS Laser Energy for Nuclear Science -  LNS-INFN Activity Report 2013/14 pp.205-206 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2016)
  104. I. BARAN, A. SCORDINO, D. IONESCU, S. PRIVITERA, R. GRASSO, M. GULINO, F. MUSUMECI, I.T. TOFOLEAN, C. GANEA - Functional characterization of mitochondrial respiratory complex I by delayed luminescence spectroscopy - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2013/14 pp.227-228 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2016)
  105. A. SCORDINO, A. CAMPISI, R. GRASSO, R. BONFANTI, M. GULINO, R. PARENTI, F. MUSUMECI - Apoptotic pathway induced by Berberine on thyroid cancer cell lines monitored by Delayed Luminescence - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2013/14 pp.229-230 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2016)
  106. ROSARIA GRASSO, TOMOKO ABE, GIUSEPPE A.P. CIRRONE, GIACOMO CUTTONE, MARISA GULINO, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, FRANCESCO ROMANO, HIROMICHI RYUTO, AGATA SCORDINO - Effects of Ion Irradiation on Seedlings Growth Monitored by Ultraweak Delayed Luminescence – PLoS ONE 11 (12), e0167998 (2016) DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0167998
  107. ROSARIA GRASSO; FRANCESCO PAOLO CAMMARATA; LUIGI MINAFRA; VALENTINA MARCHESE; GIORGIO RUSSO; LORENZO MANTI; FRANCESCO MUSUMECI; AGATA SCORDINO - Delayed luminescence in a multiparameter approach to evaluation and    Arjen Amelink & I. Alex Vitkin Eds, Proceedings of SPIE 10413,104130L (28 July 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2285851
  108. R. GRASSO, T. ABE, G. A. P. CIRRONE, G. CUTTONE, M. GULINO, F. MUSUMECI, F. ROMANO, H. RYUTO, A. SCORDINO - Ultraweak Delayed Luminescence Can Monitor the Effects of Ion Irradiation on Seedlings Growth - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2015/16 pp. 269-270 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2018)
  109. R. GRASSO, F.P. CAMMARATA, L. MINAFRA, V. MARCHESE, G. RUSSO, L. MANTI, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO - Delayed luminescence in a multiparameter approach to evaluation and reduction of radiobiological risks - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2015/16 pp.267-268 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2018)
  110. R. GRASSO, A. CAMPISI, M. GULINO, R. BONFANTI, C. CARBONE, G. PUGLISI, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO - Effects of drug-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier on glioblastoma cell cultures investigated by delayed luminescence spectroscopy - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2015/16 pp.271-271. - ISSN 1827-1561 (2018)
  111. ROSARIA GRASSO, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, MARISA GULINO, AGATA SCORDINO - Exploring the behaviour of water in glycerol solutions by using Delayed Luminescence - PLoS ONE 13 (1), e0191861 (2018) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191861
  112. ROSARIA GRASSO, MARISA GULINO, FRANCESCO GIUFFRIDA, MICHELE AGNELLO, FRANCESCO MUSUMECI, AGATA SCORDINO - Non-destructive evaluation of watermelon seeds germination by using Delayed Luminescence - Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology 187, 126–130 (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2018.08.012
  113. R. GRASSO, F. MUSUMECI, L. BRIZHIK, and A. SCORDINO - Delayed luminescence and its dependence on nonlinear organized structures based glucose monomers - In: Advanced Photonics 2018, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper JTu5A.49; doi: 10.1364/BGPPM.2018.JTu5A.49
  114. R. GRASSO, R. PELLITTERI, F. MUSUMECI, V. RAPICAVOLI, G. SPOSITO, A. TRIGLIA, A. SCORDINO, A. CAMPISI - Delayed Luminescence by an in vitro model for the study of mechanism involved in neurodegenerative diseases - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2017/18 pp. - ISSN 1827-1561 (2019, in press)
  115. R. GRASSO, M. GULINO, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO - Water structures in cryoprotectant solutions studied by Delayed Luminescence - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2017/18 pp. - ISSN 1827-1561 (2019, in press)
  116. R. GRASSO, F. P. CAMMARATA, L. MINAFRA, V. MARCHESE, G. RUSSO, L. MANTI4 F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO - Delayed luminescence to monitor the in vitro effects of ionizing radiation – LNS-INFN Activity Report 2017/18 pp. - ISSN 1827-1561 (2019, in press)
  117. R. GRASSO, M. GULINO, F. GIUFFRIDA, M. AGNELLO, F. MUSUMECI, A. SCORDINO - Delayed Luminescence: a non-destructive tool to evaluate watermelon seeds germination - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2017/18 pp. - ISSN 1827-1561 (2019, in press)
  118. GRASSO R., PELLITTERI R., MUSUMECI F., RAPICAVOLI R.V., SPOSITO G.,  TRIGLIA A., SCORDINO A., CAMPISI A. - Delayed Luminescence for in vitro study of mitochondrial dysfunctions in neurodegenerative diseases. In: Novel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications V, Arjen Amelink; Seemantini K. Nadkarni. Editor(s), Proceedings SPIE 11075, 110750K (22 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2526920

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ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5012-1754

Current Research
Agata Scordino currently performs and coordinates researches on the low-level photo-induced Delayed Luminescence (DL) emitted from biological systems and on the development of novel instrumentation for detection of single photons in the optical range. The aim is to study the relationship between the optical signal and the functional state of the system itself, so also exploring the potential application of DL from biological systems as a non-invasive diagnostic tool.
Moreover a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of energy and information transfer in the biological systems could be achieved. As a matter of fact these research studies originated from the hypothesis, formulated few years ago by Herbert Frölich and other physicists, that electromagnetic fields could have a role as promoters and organizers of the features of entirety and coherence characterizing living systems.
The first experiments were performed on algae, seeds and fruit. The main results coming out from this, say phenomenological, phase showed the possibility to correlate DL features to the germination perfomance, fruit quality and water pollution. Then a theoretical model has been formulated which connected the photo-induced luminescence with the formation and subsequent dissociation of auto-localized electron states (solitons). Such states, as suggested by Davydov in the '70s, being characterized by extreme stability and high lifetime values, could take part in the processes of charge and energy transport along macroscopic distances during physiological processes. The proposed model succeeds to explain many aspects of the photo-induced luminescence, starting from the non-exponential behavior of the kinetics in a wide range of physiological conditions, showing a good agreement with experimental data. One of the published papers on this subject was selected for the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research (vol.5), that publishes the most relevant biophysics papers appearing in Literature, recommended by a selected group of experts.
Improvement in experimental equipment as well as mathematical analysis of data, allowed to use DL in the study of human cells and tissues, showing first of all the possibility to discriminate between normal and tumor conditions. Also in this aspect one of the published papers was selected for the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research (vol.9) and reviewed on Biophotonics International (vol.12). In order to gain new insights into the biochemical mechanisms responsible for DL of living cells, as well as to provide new data regarding the relation between DL and the cell status, the correlation between apoptosis, oxidative stress and DL in human leukemia Jurkat T-cells and in follicular and anaplastic human Thyroid cancer cells was investigated. The results showed that DL may not be cell-type specific and it could be able to reveal the activation of the apoptotic pathway. In particular the findings on the mitochondrial targeted effects of cell proliferation inhibitors raised the attractive possibility that DL spectroscopy could be used as a reliable, sensitive and robust technique to investigate mitochondrial dysfunctions in various diseases.
During the whole research, different experimental equipments, based on single photon detection chains, the more and more accurate and powerful, have been developed for time resolved measurement of the weak light signals emitted from the living systems samples. Indeed a research line for the development of innovative detection systems as SPAD (Single Photon Avalanche Diode) and SIPM (Silicon Photomultiplier), able to provide time resolved images with single photon sensitivity, was started.
Due to the interdisciplinarity of the research, the results have been published on impacted journals spanning from Physics to Biomedocine, through Biophyisic and Biochemistry as well as Instrumentation.
The results were subject of invited talks at:
• Institute of Cell Biophysics, Pushchino Research Center (Pushchino, Russia, 2000);
• International Workshop on ENERGY AND INFORMATION TRANSFER IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: How Physics Could Enrich Biological Understanding (Acireale, Catania, Italy, 2002);
• NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Molecular Self-Organization in Micro-, Nano,and Macro Dimensions: from Molecules to Water, to Nanoparticles, DNA and Proteins” (Kyiv, Ukraine, 2008);
• 6° Materials’ Day (Rostock, Germany, 2010);
• Conference on Ultra-weak Photon Emission From Living Systems – from mechanism to application (Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2013);
• International Institute of Life Energy summer school “The cycle of life” (Wietow, Germany, 2017)
• Meeting “Biofotoni ed energia per la vita” (Firenze, Italia, 2017)

In relation to Delayed Luminescence studies Agata Scordino has been:
• Principal investigator of some research projects on “Delayed Luminescence from biological systems”, funded by Italian Ministry of University and Research and University of Catania
• Tutor of a two-year research grant on “Modeling aspects and applications of ultra-weak photo-induced delayed luminescence emitted from biological systems”, funded by University of Catania
• Scientific vice-coordinator of the Research Unit on “Study by Delayed Luminescence of in vitro experimental model of thyroid tumour cells related to transferrin-1 receptor overexpression” as a part of Research Projects of National Interest (PRIN) No. 2008XAWB9H supported by Italian Ministry of University and Research
• Member of the research projects “DELOS - DElayed Luminescence for Optical Screening”, “SINPHOS - SINgle PHOton Spectrometer”, “TRIS – Time Resolved Imaging Sensors”, funded by the National Scientific Committee 5 (CSN5) “Technological and inter-disciplinary research” of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
• Principal investigator of the research project “Organization and coherent dynamics in liquid water”, funded by University of Catania as FIR 2014
• Local coordinator of the LNS-INFN research Unit of the national research project "ETHICS – Pre-clinical experimental and theoretical studies to improve treatment and protection by charged particles”, funded by the National Scientific Committee 5 (CSN5) “Technological and inter-disciplinary research” of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

SCIENTIFIC DISSEMINATION ACTIVITY

April 8 – 14, 2019:  XXVIII Week of Scientific and Technological Culture at LNS-INFN

September 28, 2018. European Researchers’’ Night, Progetto SHARPER - Sharing Researchers’ Passions for Evidences and Resilience –project, at LNS-INFN

April 5 – 11, 2018:  XXVII Week of Scientific and Technological Culture at LNS-INFN

 

REFEREE ACTIVITY FOR MANUSCRIPTS PUBLICATION ON JOURNALS

·         Biological Research 

·         Biomedical Optics Express  

·         Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

·         Journal of Biological Regulators & Homeostatic Agents

·         Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology 

·         Luminescence

·         Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 

·         PLOS ONE

·         Scientific Reports 

·         Trends in Analytical Chemistry

 

ORGANIZING ACTIVITY

September 11 – 15, 2017: Scientific Committee of LACE - Light on the Architecture of Life - Conference

September 11- 15, 2017: Organizing Committee of LACE - Light on the Architecture of Life - Conference

 

STUDYING SUPPORT ACTIVITY

A.Y. 2010/11: Orientation and Tutoring of the first year students of the Degree Courses with a programmed number at the Engineering Faculty

 

PROFESSIONAL REFRESHER ACTIVITIES

A.Y. 2018/19: Attendance to the training course for professors of the first-year courses - Qualification and professional updating project for the teaching staff of the University of Catania

A.Y. 2017/18: Attendance to the training course "First year courses: innovative teaching and learning process quality" of the University of Catania

October 2014: Attendance to the course "The general training of the worker", S-learnig platform AiFOS –Italian Trainer Association of Workers Safety

December 13-14, 2012: Attendance to the CEM training course "Evaluation of the risk of coherent optical radiation in the health and research field"

 

SOCIAL COMMITMENT ACTIVITY

Since 2006: Promotion of Peace and Respect for Human Rights Culture, through lectures to students from primary to high schools, as a volunteer of the EMERGENCY association (NGO, ONLUS)