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Anna Cleta Croce


c/o Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "L. Spallanzani"
Via Ferrata, 9


phone: +39-0382-986428
fax: +39-0382-986430



  • Degree in Biological Sciences (University of Pavia, 1981)
  • PhD in Istochemistry and Cytochemistry (University of Pavia, 1982)
  • Operating since 1982 at the “Centro di Studio per l’Istochimica ”, CNR, now researcher at IGM-CNR
  • Member of: American Society for Laser in Medicine and Surgery (Fellow since 2004); Optical Society of America; Royal Society of Chemistry ; Società Italiana di Fotobiologia
  • Referee for international Journals (European Journal of Histochemistry; Journal from RSC, OSA,Whiley and Elsevier Editor groups on photophysics, photobiology, cytology, histology fields)


Within a scientific interest concerning natural and induced fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging, present activity is mainly given to:

  • Characterization of photophysical properties (fluorescence, autofluorescence spectroscopy) of natural compounds acting as fluorophores, as endogenous biomarkers with reference to structure and functions of animal cells and tissues  
  • Biotechnology: development of procedures for in situ, real time diagnostic procedures based on autofluorescence detection (Optical biopsy, Fluid optical biopsy) 


Recent grants from:

  • LOMBARDY REGION: "PROGRAMMA SUPERPIG", di Ricerca & Sviluppo co-finanziato dal Fondo per la promozione di Accordi Istituzionali di Regione Lombardia, Struttura Università e Ricerca, per la realizzazione di una Piattaforma Tecnologica per l’utilizzo del suino in campo biomedico e biotecnologico (2011-2013). 
  • FONDAZIONE CARIPLO: "Real time monitoring of liver oxidative stress injuries by means of an innovative methodology based on integrated autofluorescence optical biopsy. Application to transplantation procedure” (rif. 2011-0439; 2012-2015) 


Cooperating with:


UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX (USA); Department of Cellular and Structural Biology (Dr. Russel J Reiter) SESTOSENSOR, Bologna (PMI)



Author/co-author of more than 90 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, about 300 contribution to national and international meetings, 1 international patent (Google Scholar), her H-index is 17 (Web of Science)



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