Olimpia COPPELLOTTI

     

DATE OF BIRTH: December 16, 1947                                                                                       
PLACE OF BIRTH: Verona, Italy

BUSINESS ADDRESS
University of Padova,
Department of Biology
Via U. Bassi 58/B
35131 Padova (Italy)
Phone: +39 049 8276316
E-mail: olimpia.coppellotti@unipd.it

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
1992 - Professor of Zoology
1972 - Dr. Degree in Biological Sciences at University of Padova (Italy)
1967 - High School Diploma in Humanistic Sciences (Liceo Classico “A. Pigafetta”, Vicenza, Italy)

ACADEMIC TITLE
1992 - Associate Professor of Zoology
1980 - Researcher of Zoology

APPOINTMENT
1992 - Current position – Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy
1980 - 1992 Researcher of Zoology at Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy
1974 - 1980 Contract researcher of Zoology at University of Padova, Italy
1972 - 1974 High school teacher of Natural Sciences and Chemistry in Vicenza, Italy

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Photosensitization of Protozoa causative agents of water- and vector-borne diseases by means of porphyrin photosensitized processes.
Development of photoactivatable formulates of low environmental impact in the larval control of the malaria vectors.
Photobiological techniques for water disinfection.
Identification and classification of fossil microorganisms in the Triassic amber.
Biochemical and ultrastructural studies of the movement in Flagellates and Ciliates and of the energetic reservoirs for the movement.
Tolerance to essential and non-essential heavy metals and metal binding-compounds induced in Protozoa and Invertebrates.
Morphological and taxonomic studies of Ciliates coming from various environmental sites, such as Antarctic sea and fresh waters, Lagoon of Venice, and underground waters.
Role of Ciliates as biological indicators of the quality of different environments. Physiological adaptation of Protozoa to low temperatures.

DIDACTIC ACTIVITY
Since 1974 her teaching activity has concerned Zoology of Invertebrates and Protozoology; Morphology and Physiology of Metazoa; Model organisms in Biology, for the curricula of Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in the University of Padova (Italy).

VISITING SCIENTIST ACTIVITY
03.2013: Visiting scientist at the University of Penza, Russia, supported by a grant of the University of Padova (“New approaches in the teaching of Zoology and Protozoology in Universities: comparing Italian and Russian traditions and new findings”)
04.2012: Visiting scientist at Federal University Dom Bosco of Campo Grande/Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), supported by a grant of the Veneto region (“Dynamics of social-economic development and effects on the conservation of the biodiversity and local traditions”)
10.2009: Visiting scientist at the University of Penza, Russia, supported by a grant of the University of Padova (“Studies on biodiversity and community structure of Protozoa (Flagellates, Testate Amoebae and Ciliates) in the karst caves and bog environments of Veneto region (North-Eastern Italy) and Middle-Volga Region (South-Western Russia): comparative investigations in the same biotopes from different geographical area”)
09.2008: Visiting scientist at the University of Penza, Russia, supported by a grant of the University of Padova (“Biodiversity and structure of communities of Ciliates and Testate Amoebae in different environments of sea and fresh water”).

TEACHING AT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
04.2013: Advanced School on Modern Trends of Biophotonics and Treatment of Cancer and Microbial Control, São Carlos Institute of Physics (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
06.2012: 2nd European Society for Photobiology (ESP) Photobiology School, Bressanone/Brixen (Italy).

RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
2009-2011 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations, Round 3 grant. Grant Number OPP1008387 GCE: “Photocidal porphyrin micro-pellets for larvae control”
2010-2011 University of Padova – Burkina Faso, Azioni di Cooperazione Universitaria, “Environmentally friendly approach for the control of mosquito larvae based on sunlight-activatable photocidal agents: development of an Anopheles-targeted and cost-effective larvicidal formulation to complement current vector control measures”
2009-2010 “Antimicrobial Testing”, Photopharmica Limited, Leeds, UK
2008-2010 “Innovative singlet oxygen sensitizers for biologically modulated photodynamic therapy” PRISMA Project.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) and Società Italiana di Protistologia onlus (SIP)
International Photodynamic Association (IPA)
Unione Zoologica Italiana onlus (UZI)
World Biodiversity Association onlus
International Society for Subterranean Biology

PUBLICATIONS
90 papers on international journals; 100 communications at international congresses; some chapters in international books about photodynamic inactivation of microbial pathogens; 2 textbooks on Protozoa and Invertebrate Zoology; Italian edition of 4 textbooks of Zoology.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
1. Fabris C., Soncin M., Camerin M., Corsi F., Cattin I., Cardin F., Guidolin L., Jori G., Coppellotti O. 2013. Photodynamic therapy: A novel promising approach for the treatment of spontaneous microbial infections in pet animals. In: “Photodynamic Therapy: From Theory to Application”, Mahmoud H. Abdel-Kader Ed. Springer.
2. Coppellotti O., Fabris C., Soncin M., Magaraggia M., Camerin M., Jori G., Guidolin L. 2012. Porphyrin photosensitised processes in the prevention and treatment of water- and vector-borne diseases. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 19: 808-819. DOI: 10.2174/092986712799034905
3. Fabris C., Soncin M., Jori G., Habluetzel A., Lucantoni L., Sawadogo S., Guidolin L., Coppellotti O. 2012. Effects of a new photoactivatable cationic porphyrin on ciliated protozoa and branchiopod crustaceans, potential components of freshwater ecosystems polluted by pathogenic agents and their vectors. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 11: 294-301. DOI: 10.1039/c1pp05154g
4. Fabris C., Ouédraogo R. K., Coppellotti O., Dabiré R. K., Diabaté A., di Martino P., Guidolin L., Jori G., Lucantoni L., Lupidi G., Martena V., Sawadogo S. P., Soncin M., Habluetzel A. 2012. Efficacy of sunlight-activatable porphyrin formulates on larvae of Anopheles gambiae M and S molecular forms and An. arabiensis: a potential novel biolarvicide for integrated malaria vector control. Acta Tropica, 123: 239-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.05.011
5. Mazei Y., Belyakova O., Trulova A., Guidolin L., Coppellotti, O. 2012. Testate amoebae communities from caves of some territories in European Russia and North-Eastern Italy. Protistology, 7: 42-50. ISSN: 1680-0826.
6. Coppellotti O., Fabris C., Soncin M., Jori G., Guidolin L. 2011. Photosensitized inactivation of Protozoa pathogenic agents of water- and vector-borne diseases. Forum on Immunopathological Diseases and Therapeutics, 2: 247-254. DOI: 10.1615/ForumImmunDisTher.2011004382
7. Jori G., Camerin M., Soncin M., Guidolin L., Coppellotti O. 2011. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy: basic principles. In: Photodynamic inactivation of microbial pathogens: medical and environmental application (M. R. Hamblin & G. Jori). Comprehensive Series in Photochemistry and Photobiology, Volume 11, pp. 1-18, RSC Publishing: Cambridge, UK.
8. Jori G., Magaraggia M., Fabris C., Soncin M., Camerin M., Tallandini L., Coppellotti O., Guidolin L., 2011. Photodynamic inactivation of microbial pathogens: disinfection of water and prevention of water-borne diseases. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology, 30: 261-271.
9. Lucantoni L., Magaraggia M., Lupidi G., Ouédraogo R. K., Coppellotti O., Esposito F., Fabris C., Jori G., Habluetzel A. 2011. Novel, meso-substituted cationic porphyrin molecule for photo-mediated larval control of the Dengue vector Aedes aegypti. PLOS Neglected tropical diseases, 5: e1434, 11 pages.
10. Magaraggia M., Coppellotti O., Fabris C., Guidolin L., Jori G. 2011. Inactivation of microbial pathogens by photosensitized processes: environmental applications. (M. R. Hamblin & G. Jori). Comprehensive Series in Photochemistry and Photobiology, Volume 11, pp. 403-423, RSC Publishing: Cambridge, UK.
11. Magaraggia M., Bommer J., Jori G., Coppellotti O., Guidolin L., 2011. Porphyrin-photosensitized processes: an environmentally friendly approach to water disinfection. Forum on Immunopathological Diseases and Therapeutics, 2: 255-260. DOI: 10.1615/ForumImmunDisTher.2011004399
12. Ferro S., Guidolin L., Tognon G., Jori G., Coppellotti O. 2009. Mechanisms involved in the photosensitized inactivation of Acanthamoeba palestinensis trophozoites. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 107: 1615-1623. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04348.x
13. Coppellotti Krupa O., Ferro S., Kassab K., Roncucci G., Jori G. (2007). Porphyrins and related compounds in photodynamic treatment of parasitic protozoa. Acta Biomedical Engineering, 2: 115-121 In: Podbielska H., Sieron A., Strek W. Acta Biomedical Engineering - Aspects of Photodynamic Medicine I. (vol. 2, pp. 115-121). ISBN: 978-83-924456-1-6. Wrocław: Kriothechnika Medyczna (Poland).
14. Jori G., Coppellotti O. (2007). Inactivation of pathogenic microorganisms by photodynamic techniques: mechanistic aspects and perspective applications. Anti-Infective Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 6: 119-131. DOI:10.2174/187152107780361652
15. Ferro S., Coppellotti O., Roncucci G., Ben Amor T., Jori G. (2006). Photosensitized inactivation of Acanthamoeba palestinensis in the cystic stage. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 101: 206-212.
16. Jori G., Fabris C., Soncin M., Ferro S., Coppellotti O., Dei D., Fantetti L., Chiti G., Roncucci G. (2006). Photodynamic therapy in the treatment of microbial infections: Basic principles and perspective applications. Lasers Surgery and Medicine, 38: 468-481. DOI: 10.1002/lsm.20361
17. Schmidt A.R., Ragazzi E., Coppellotti O., Roghi G. (2006). A microworld in Triassic amber. Nature, 444: 835.
Coppellotti Krupa O., Toniello V., Guidolin L. (2004). Niphargus and Gammarus from karst waters: first data on heavy metal (Cd, Cu, Zn) exposure in a biospeleology laboratory. Subterranean Biology, 2: 33-41.
18. Kassab K., Dei D., Roncucci G., Jori G., Coppellotti O. (2003). Phthalocyanine-photosensitized inactivation of a pathogenic protozoan, Acanthamoeba palestinensis. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 2: 668-672.
19. Coppellotti Krupa O., Guidolin L. (2003). Taxonomy and ecology of ciliate fauna (Protozoa, Ciliophora) from karst caves in North-East Italy. Subterranean Biology, 1: 3-11.
20. Coppellotti Krupa O., Guidolin L. (2003). Responses of Niphargus montellianus and Gammarus balcanicus (Crustacea, Amphipoda) from karst waters to heavy metal exposure. Journal de Physique IV France, 107, 323-326.
21. Coppellotti Krupa O., Vannucci D. (2003). Citrate synthase from Antarctic ciliates: adaptation to low temperatures and comparison with temperate ciliates. Polar Biology, 26: 452-457.
22. Kassab K., Ben Amor T., Jori G., Coppellotti O. (2002). Photosensitization of Colpoda inflata cysts by meso-substituted cationic porphyrins. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 1: 560-564.
23. Coppellotti O., Matarazzo P. (2000). Ciliate colonization of artificial substrates in the Lagoon of Venice. Journal of the Marine biological Association of the United Kingdom, 80: 419-427.
24. Albergoni V., Cassini A., Coppellotti O., Favero N., Irato P., Piccinni E., Santovito G. (2000). Physiological responses to heavy metals and adaptation to increased oxygen partial pressure in Antarctic fish and protozoa. The Italian Journal of Zoology, 67 (Suppl. 1): 1-11.
25. Coppellotti O. (1998). Sensitivity to copper in a ciliate as a possible component of biological monitoring in the Lagoon of Venice. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 35: 417-425.
26. Coppellotti O., Usino R., Piccinni E. (1997). First contribution to the knowledge of microbenthic protists from Lagoon of Venice. Annales, Series Historia Naturalis, 11: 231-240.
27. Coppellotti O., Cisotto P. (1996). Description of Euplotes margherensis nov. spec. (Ciliophora, Hypotrichida) from the Lagoon of Venice. The Italian Journal of Zoology, 63: 163-167.
28. Coppellotti O., De Gabrieli R. (1995). Toxicity of copper in Ciliophora Hypotrichida. In “Heavy Metals in the Environment”, Ed. R.-D. Wilken, U. Förstner, A. Knöchel, CEP Consultants Ltd, Edinburgh U.K., Vol. 1, 281-284.
29. Favero M., Coppellotti O., Cassini A. (1995). Biochemical and morphological effects of copper on Cerastoderma glaucum (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from the Lagoon of Venice. In “Heavy Metals in the Environment”, Ed. R.-D. Wilken, U. Förstner, A. Knöchel, CEP Consultants Ltd, Edinburgh U.K., Vol. 2, 260-263.
30. Coppellotti O. (1994). Effects of cadmium on Uronema marinum (Ciliophora, Scuticociliatida) from Antarctica. Acta Protozoologica, 33, 159-167.
31. Tallandini L., Turchetto M., Coppellotti O., Pivotti L. (1992). Cadmium uptake in fish. Metabolic effects and cadmium complexes. The Italian Journal of Biochemistry, 41: 241-243.
32. Coppellotti O. (1990). Description of Uronema marinum (Ciliophora, Scuticociliatida) from the Antarctica and observations on the nuclear events in conjugation. Polar Biology, 10: 365-371.
33. Coppellotti O. (1989). Glutathione, cysteine and acid-soluble thiol levels in Euglena gracilis cells exposed to copper and cadmium. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 94C: 35-40.
34. Tallandini L., Turchetto M., Coppellotti O., Marcassa C. (1989). Response to cadmium in fish (Zosterisessor ophiocephalus Pall.) by different routes: intracellular interactions. In “Heavy Metals in the Environment”, Ed. J.-P. Vernet, CEP Consultants Ltd, Edinburgh, Vol. 1: 487-490.
35. Piccinni E., Irato P., Coppellotti O., Guidolin L. (1987). Biochemical and ultrastructural data on Tetrahymena pyriformis treated with copper and cadmium. Journal of Cell Science, 88: 283-293.
36. Coppellotti O., Irato P., Guidolin L., Piccinni E. (1985). Biological effects of Cu and Cd in Physa acuta (Draparnaud). In: “Heavy Metals in the Environment”, Ed. T. D. Lekkas, CEP Consultants Ltd, Edinburgh, Vol. 2: 171-173.
37. Piccinni E., Coppellotti O., Guidolin L. (1985). Chelatins in Euglena gracilis and Ochromonas danica. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 82C: 29-36.
38. Piccinni E., Coppellotti O., Guidolin L., Albergoni V. (1985). Metal binding proteins in Phytoflagellates. In: “Heavy Metals in the Environment”, Ed. T. D. Lekkas, CEP Consultants Ltd, Edinburgh, Vol. 2: 55-57.
39. Piccinni E., Coppellotti O., Giannoni L., Ravera O. (1985). Effects of Cu, Cd, V, in Physa acuta (Draparnaud). I. Partial characterisation of chelating compounds. Environmental Technology Letters, 6: 505-513.
40. Piccinni E., Coppellotti O., Guidolin L., Albergoni V. (1983). Biological mechanisms of heavy metal detoxification in Protozoa. In: “Heavy Metals in the Environment”, Ed. H. Müller, CEP Consultants Ltd, Edinburgh, Vol. 1: 314-317.
4Piccinni E., Coppellotti O. (1982). Response to heavy metals in organisms – II. Effects of physiological and non physiological metals on Ochromonas danica. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 71C: 135-140.
Albergoni V., Piccinni E., Coppellotti O. (1980). Response to heavy metals in organisms – I. Excretion and accumulation of physiological and non physiological metals in Euglena gracilis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 67C: 121-127.
Piccinni E., Coppellotti O. (1979). Phosphagens in Protozoa – II. Presence of phosphagen kinase in Ochromonas danica. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 62B: 287-289.
Piccinni E., Coppellotti O. (1978). Phosphagens in Protozoa – I. Specificity of phosphagen kinase in Euglena gracilis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 60B: 77-79.
Piccinni E., Coppellotti O. (1977). Inorganic phosphatases and phosphagen kinases in Euglena gracilis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 57B: 281-284.
Piccinni E., Albergoni V., Coppellotti O. (1975). ATPase activity in flagella from Euglena gracilis. Localization of the enzyme and effects of detergents. The Journal of Protozoology, 22: 331-335.

PATENTS
- Guidolin L., Coppellotti O. (2013). Porphyrinoid compounds, method and apparatus for water photodisinfection. Patent No. 13179259.0 -1454. Date 27.09.2013
- Coppellotti O., Guidolin L., Fabris C., Magaraggia M., Jori G., di Martino P., Habluetzel A., Lucantoni L., Lupidi G. (2013). Composition comprising a photoactivatable larvicide. Publication No. US-2013-0296370-A. Publication Date: 11/07/2013
- Coppellotti O., Guidolin L., Fabris C., Magaraggia M., Jori G., Di Martino P., Habluetzel A., Lucantoni L., Lupidi G. (2011). Composition comprising a photoactivatable larvicide. PCT/IB2011/054425
- Coppellotti O., Magaraggia M., Guidolin L., Jori G., Fabris C., Di Martino P., Habluetzel A., Lucantoni L., Lupidi G. (2010). Composizione comprendente un larvicida fotoattivabile. RM2010A000524

 

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