Francesco Secundo

Research Scientist
Institute of Chemistry of Molecular Recognition
National Research Council of Italy

Fields of interest:

Enzymes, microalgae, cyanobacteria, immobilization, protein conformation, non-conventional media.

Recent publications:

Ghisleri, P. Fu, F. SECUNDO.
Water-Retaining Polymers in Organic Solvent Increase Lipase Activity for Biodiesel Synthesis, Insights Enzyme Res 2017, 1:8 (8)

H. Dong, F. SECUNDO, C. Xue, and X. Mao
“Whole-cell biocatalytic synthesis of cinnamyl acetate with a novel esterase from the DNA library of Acinetobacter haemolyticus”. J. Agric. Food Chem., (2017), 65, 2120–2128. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b05799.

A. Belafriekh, F. SECUNDO, S. Serra, Z. Djeghaba.
“Enantioselective enzymatic resolution of racemic alcohols by lipases in green organic solvents” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry (2017), 28, 473–478

E. Spadoni Andreani, F. Villa, F. Cappitelli, A. Krasowska,  P. Biniarz, M. Łukaszewicz, F. SECUNDO
“Coating polypropylene surfaces with protease weakens the adhesion and increases the dispersion of Candida albicans cells”
Biotechnology Letters, Biotechnol Lett (2017) 39, 423–428, DOI 10.1007/s10529-016-2262-5

E. Spadoni Andreani, L. Magagnin, F. SECUNDO,
“Preparation and Comparison of Hydrolase-Coated Plastics”
ChemistrySelect (2016), 1, 1490 – 1495. DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600377

H.Oliveira, D.Vilas Boas, S. Mesnage, L.D.Kluskens, R.Lavigne, S.Sillankorva, F.SECUNDO and J. Azeredo
Structural and enzymatic characterization of ABgp46, a novel phage endolysin with broad anti-Gram-negative bacterial activity.
Front. Microbiol. (2016). 7:208. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00208

M. Lotti and F.SECUNDO.
Editorial: Protein stabilization – crossroad for protein-based processes and products.
Biotechnol. J. 10, 341–342 (2015),  DOI 10.1002/biot.201500064

A. Natalello, F. Sasso, F. SECUNDO
“Enzymatic transesterification monitored by an easy-to-use Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy method”. Biotechnology Journal, 8, 133–138,  (2013). DOI: 10.1002/biot.201200173.

“Conformational changes of enzymes upon immobilisation”
Chem. Soc. Rev., 42,  6250-6261, (2013)   DOI: 10.1039/c3cs35495d.

F. SECUNDO , G.L. Barletta, G. Parini,G. Roda.
“Effects of stabilizing additives on the activity of alpha-chymotrypsin in organic solvent”.
Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 84, 128-131, (2012), DOI: 10.1016/j.molcatb.2012.04.008