Rosaria GRASSO

Researcher of Applied physics [FIS/07]
Office: DFA 357
Email: rosaria.grasso@ct.infn.it
Phone: 5445
Web Site: web.infn.it/Emil/
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 09:00 to 09:10


(Last update: 04 June 2019)

She got her PhD with “laude” in physical engineering in 2009 at Catania University. She is now researcher in Applied Physics with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania. In the framework of national and international collaboration, she works on detection of ultra-weak and photo-induced optical emission from biological systems and on the study, design and testing of detectors for time resolved imaging with single-photon sensitivity. She is also investigating the non-thermal effect induced by radio frequency electromagnetic fields on cell cultures.

  1. R. Grasso, M. Gulino,  F. Giuffrida. M. Agnello, F. Musumeci, A. Scordino. Non-destructive evaluation of watermelon seeds germination by using Delayed Luminescence. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology, 2018, 187, 126-130, doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2018.08.012
  2. R. Grasso, F. Musumeci, L. , A. Scordino. Delayed luminescence and its dependence on nonlinear organized structures based glucose. In Advanced Photonics 2018 (BGPP, IPR, NP, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, SOF), OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper JTu5A.49. ISBN: 978-1-943580-43-9, 2018, doi: 10.1364/BGPPM.2018.JTu5A.49
  3. Grasso R., Musumeci F. , Gulino  M., Scordino  A.. Exploring the behaviour of water in glycerol solutions by using delayed luminescence. PloS one, 2018, 13(1), e0191861; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191861
  4. Grasso R, Abe T, Cirrone GAP, Cuttone G, Gulino M, Musumeci F, et al. - Effects of Ion Irradiation on Seedlings Growth Monitored by Ultraweak Delayed Luminescence - PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(12): e0167998. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167998
  5. Grasso R., Gulino M., Scordino A., Musumeci F., Campisi A. et al. -The delayed luminescence spectroscopy as tool to investigate the cytotoxic effect on human cancer cells of drug-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier -  Proc. SPIE 9887, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care V, 988723 (9 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227514
  6. S. Adrián-Martínez, M. Ageron, [omissis......], R. Grasso, et al. - The prototype detection unit of the KM3NeT detector - European Physical Journal C, 2016, 76:54.  DOI 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3868-9
  7.  S. Adrián-Martínez, S. Aiello, [omissis......], R. Grasso, et al. - Long term monitoring of the optical background in the Capo Passero deep-sea site with the NEMO tower prototype - European Physical Journal C (in press). DOI:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-3908-0
  8. C. Colleoni, S. Esposito, R. Grasso, M. Gulino, F. Musumeci, D. Romeli, G. Rosace, G. Salesi and A. Scordino – Delayed luminescence induced by complex domains in water and in TEOS aqueous solutions – Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 772--780, DOI: 10.1039/C5CP03420E.
  9. S. Aiello, F. Ameli, [omissis......], R. Grasso, et al. - Measurement of the atmospheric muon depth intensity relation with the NEMO Phase-2 tower – Astroparticle Physics, 66, pages: 1-7 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2014.12.010
  10. A. Scordino, A. Campisi, R. Grasso, R. Bonfanti, M. Gulinod, L. Iauke, R. Parenti, F. Musumeci – Delayed luminescence to monitor programmed cell death induced by Berberine on thyroid cancer cells – Journal of Biomedical Optics 19(11), 117005 (2014). DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.11.117005
  11. S. Adrián-Martínez, M. Ageron, [omissis......], R. Grasso, et al. – Deep sea tests of a prototype of the KM3NeT digital optical module – European Physical Journal C  (2014) 74:3056. DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3056-3
  12. A. Scordino, I. Baran, M. Gulino, C.  Ganea, R. Grasso, H.J. Hugo, F. Musumeci - Ultra-weak Delayed Luminescence in cancer research: a review of the results by the ARETUSA equipment - Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B - Biology 139 (2014) 76-84; DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2014.03.027
  13. T. Chiarusi et all. - Status and first results of the NEMO Phase-2 tower - Journal of Instrumentation, volume 9, Issue 03, article id. C03045 (2014). DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/9/03/C03045
  14. I. Baran, D. Ionescu, S. Privitera, A. Scordino, M.M. Mocanu, F. Musumeci, R. Grasso, , M. Gulino, A. Iftime,        I.T. Tofolean, A. Garaiman, A. Goicea, R. Irimia, A. Dimancea, C. Ganea– Mitochondrial respiratory complex I probed by delayed luminescence spectroscopy -  Journal of Biomedical Optics 18 (12), 127006 (December 2013) - DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.12.127006
  15. R. Grasso,  S. Tudisco, C. Piemonte, D. Lo Presti, A. Anzalone, F. Musumeci, A. Scordino, N. Serra, N. Zorzi - New bi-dimensional SPAD array for Time Resolved Single Photon Imaging – Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Volume 718 (2013), pp. 566-568 - DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.136
  16. R. Grasso,  S. Tudisco, A. Anzalone, F. Musumeci, A. Scordino, A. Spitaleri, R. Anzalone, G. D’Arrigo, F. La Via - A new position sensitive anode for plasmas diagnostic – Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Volume 720 (2013), pp. 122-124- DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.12.020
  17. I. Baran, C.  Ganea, S.  Privitera, A. Scordino, V. Barresi, F. Musumeci, M.M. Mocanu, D.F. Condorelli, I. Ursu,   R. Grasso, M. Gulino, A. Garaiman, N. Musso, G.A.P. Cirrone, G. Cuttone – Detailed analysis of apoptosis and delayed luminescence of human leukemia Jurkat T-cells after proton-irradiation and treatments with oxidant agents and flavonoids – Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 498914 - DOI:10.1155/2012/498914
  18. F. Musumeci, R. Grasso, L. Lanzanò, A. Scordino, A. Triglia, S. Tudisco, M. Gulino –  Delayed luminescence: a novel technique to obtain new insights into water structure – Journal of Biological Physics, January 2012, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 181-195 - DOI: 10.1007/s10867-011-9245-5
  19. 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 Luminescence – Chemical Physics Letters 497 (2010) 99-102 - DOI: 10.1007/s10867-011-9245-5
  20. 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 – Effects of Menadione, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Quercetin on Apoptosis and Delayed Luminescence of Human Leukemia Jurkat T- Cells – Cell Biochem Biophys (2010) 58:169-179 - DOI: 10.1007/s12013-010-9104-1
  21. A. Campisi, M. Gulino, R. Acquaviva, P. Bellia, G. Raciti, R. Grasso, F. Musumeci, A. Vanella,  and  A. Triglia – Reactive oxygen species levels and DNA fragmentation on astrocytes in primary culture after acute exposure to low intensity microwave electromagnetic field – Neuroscience Letters Neuroscience Letters 473 (2010) 52–55 - DOI: 10.1002/qua.22010
  22. A. Scordino, R. Grasso, M. Gulino, L. Lanzanò, F. Musumeci, G. Privitera,M. Tedesco, A.Triglia and L. Britzhik – Delayed luminescence from collagen as arising from soliton and small polaron states – International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Vol. 110, 221-229 (2010)
  23. A. Scordino, R. Grasso, M. Gulino, L. Lanzanò, F. Musumeci, G. Privitera, M. Tedesco, A.Triglia and L. Britzhik – Hydration effects on photophysical 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 XIV, 359-383 (2009) – Springer, Dordrecht (The Netherlands) – ISSN: 1874-6489 – ISBN: 978-90-481-2483-1 – DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2590-6
  24. 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 (2008) 155507 – DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/41/15/155507
  25. L. Lanzanò, R. Grasso, M. Gulino, P.Bellia, F. Falciglia, A. Scordino, S.Tudisco, A. Triglia, F. Musumeci – Corresponding measurements of delayed luminescence and impedance spectroscopy on acupuncture points – Indian Journal of Experimental Biology – vol. 46, May 2008. p.p. 364-370
  26. R. Grasso, M. Gulino, A. Scordino, F. Musumecia, 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 -  May 2016 DOI: 10.1117/12.2227514  Conference: SPIE Photonics Europe, 3-7, aprile 2016
  27. Viola, S.; Aiello, S.; Ameli, F.; et al. - Underwater acoustic positioning system for the SMO and KM3NeT-Italia projects -  6TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON VERY LARGE VOLUME NEUTRINO TELESCOPES (VLVVT 13) Volume: 1630 Pages: 134-137 Published: 2014  DOI: 10.1063/1.4902790  AIP Conf. Proc. 1630, 158 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4902796 
  28. Pellegriti, M. G.; Aiello, S.; Ameli, F.; et al. - Long-term Optical Background Measurements in the Capo Passero Deep-Sea Site - 6TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON VERY LARGE VOLUME NEUTRINO TELESCOPES (VLVVT 13) Volume: 1630 Pages: 94-97 Published: 2014  DOI: 10.1063/1.4902780  AIP Conf. Proc. 1630, 158 (2014); 
  29. Pellegrino, C.; Simeone, F.; Chiarusi, T.; et al. - The Trigger and Data Acquisition for the NEMO-Phase 2 Tower -  6TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON VERY LARGE VOLUME NEUTRINO TELESCOPES (VLVVT 13) Volume: 1630 Pages: 158-162 Published: 2014 DOI: 10.1063/1.4902796 AIP Conf. Proc. 1630, 158 (2014); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4902796  Conference date: 5–7 August 2013 Location: Stockholm, Sweden  
  30. A. Spitaleri, A. Anzalone, S. Tudisco, R. Grasso, M. La Cognata, L. Lamia, F. Musumeci, S. Romano – A 2D hydrodynamic simulation code for the calculation of d+d fusion reaction rates in laser generated plasma – LNS - INFN Activity Report 2011-2012 pp.227-229 -SSN 1827-1561 (2012)
  31. 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 2011-2012 pp.302-303 -SSN 1827-1561 (2012)
  32. 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.P.A. 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 2011-2012 pp. 325- 328- ISSN 1827-1561 (2012)
  33. 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 2011-2012 pp. 329- 332- ISSN 1827-1561 (2012)                                                             
  34. M. Gulino, R. Grasso, S. Privitera, L. Lanzanò, A. Scordino, A. Triglia and F. Musumeci – DL meausurements and water structures - LNS- INFN Activity Report 2010 pp.218-221 -SSN 1827-1561 (2011)
  35. A. Scordino, T. Abe, S. Cherubini, G.A.P. Cirrone, E. Costanzo, G. Cuttone, R. Grasso, T. Kamara, 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.222-224 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2011)
  36. 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 -SSN 1827-1561 (2010)
  37. M. Gulino, T. Abe, S. Cherubini, E. Costanzo, G. Cuttone, G.A.P. Cirrone, C. Leonardi, P. Lojacono, R. Grasso, T. Kamara, 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 ablation - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2009 pp.221-223 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2010)
  38. 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)
  39. 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.Nusso,  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)
  40. M. Gulino, R. Grasso, L. Lanzanò, A. Scordino, A. Triglia, S. Tudisco, F. Musumeci – Delayed luminescence of aqueous ionic solutions – LNS-INFN Activity Report 2008 pp.199 -202 - ISSN 1837-1561 (2009)
  41. 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.203 -205 - ISSN 1837-1561 (2009)
  42. I. Baran, C. Ganea, A. Scordino, F. Musumeci, S. Tudisco, S. Privitera, R. Grasso, V. Barresi, D.F. Condorelli, V. Baran, E. Katona, M.M. Mocanu, M. Gulino, M. Suercel, C. Ursaciuc – Effects of menadione and quercitin on apoptosis and delayed luminescence of human leukaemia jurkat T cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2008 pp.241-270 - ISSN 1837-1561 (2009)
  43. I.Baran, C. Ganea, F. Musumeci, S. Tudisco, A. Scordino, S. Privitera, L. Lanzanò, R. Grasso, L. Sui, V. Baran – Effects on the bioflavonoid quercetin on delayed luminescence of hydrogen peroxide-treated yeast cells - LNS-INFN Activity Report 2007 pp.199-201 - ISSN 1827-1561 (2008)
  44. 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)

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