Teresa F. Mastropietro

Teresa F. Mastropietro
Università della Calabria | Università della Calabria · Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie Chimiche - CTC

PhD in Chemistry

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Introduction
Teresa F. Mastropietro is a researcher (RTD B) at the Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie Chimiche of the University of Calabria. She also worked at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica (UNICAL) and at the ITM-CNR. She did research in Coordination Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Crystallization of both organic/inorganic and biological molecules, including membranes-assisted protein crystallization.
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October 2020 - present
Università della Calabria
Position
  • Ricercatore a tempo determinato RTD B
March 2017 - March 2019
Italian National Research Council
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • AMECRYS Revolutionising Downstream Processing of Monoclonal Antibodies by Continuous Template-Assisted Membrane Crystallization Project ID: 712965 Funded under: H2020-EU.1.2.1. - FET Open
March 2013 - February 2017
Università della Calabria
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • New Inorganic Membranes for Gas Separation (EU-FPT7 DECAMER Project)
Education
April 2003 - May 2006
Università della Calabria
Field of study
  • Chemistry
November 1997 - January 2003
Università della Calabria
Field of study
  • Chemistry

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Publications (56)
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This work validates a sustainable way to produce customized PVDF membranes, suitable for contactors applications, in which DMSO is employed as non-hazardous solvent, in place of substances of very high concern (SVHC), by a combination of vapour-induced and liquid-induced phase separation (VIPS and LIPS) stages, and without using any chemical additi...
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TiO2/α-Al2O3 porous membranes were prepared and tested under different stimuli including: UV and solar radiation, with or without H2O2 and by using Methylene Blue (MB) as indicator of the catalytic activity of the membranes. An ultrathin TiO2 layer was deposited on porous α-Al2O3 substrates through the combination of the sol-gel route and spin coat...
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The synthesis, crystal structure and luminescence properties of three cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes of general formula [(ppy)(2)Ir(pam)]X, where X = Cl(-) (1), PF(6)(-) (2), ClO(4)(-)(3), and pam = 2-picolylamine, are described. While 2 and 3 crystallize in a unique form, two pseudo-polymorphs, a solvated (1a) and a non-solvated (1b) species, ha...
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Intermolecular proton transfer in solid phase from the hydroxo bridge to a water molecule occurs in a new mu-hydroxo iron(III) compound of formula {EtNH3[Fe2(ox)2Cl2(mu-OH)].2H2O}n leading to a still crystalline compound in which the mu-oxo bridge replaces the mu-hydroxo one. Both three-dimensional compounds exhibit magnetic ordering at Tc ca. 70 K...
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Get access Share icon Skip to Main Content Log in | Register Search in: This Journal Anywhere Journal of Coordination Chemistry Latest Articles 0 Views 0 CrossRef citations to date 0 Altmetric Research Article Supramolecular self-assembly of cytidine monophosphate-di-copper building blocks Teresa F. Mastropietro & Giovanni De Munno...
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A self-assembled layered compound of formula {[Cu5(OH)8Cyt2]·2ClO4}n (1) was obtained from the direct reaction between copper perchlorate and cytosine. Thanks to its peculiar structural features, this coordination compound can be classified as an intermediate nonconventional analog of Layered Simple Hydroxides (LSHs) and Layered Double Hydroxides (...
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We present a method to determine the template crystallization behavior of proteins. This method is a statistical approach that accounts for the stochastic nature of nucleation. It makes use of batch-wise experiments under stirring conditions in volumes smaller than 0.3 mL to save material while mimicking larger-scale processes. To validate our meth...
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The search for efficient technologies empowering the selective capture of environmentally harmful heavy metals from wastewater treatment plants, at affordable prices, attracts wide interest but constitutes an important technological challenge. We report here an eco-friendly single-walled carbon nanotube buckypaper (SWCNT-BP) enriched with a multiva...
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Composite Material for Lanthanides Recovery from Water In article number 2100730, Fiore Nicoletta, Giovanni De Filpo, Emilio Pardo, Donatella Armentano, and co-workers report the preparation of a novel bioMOF-based single-walled carbon nanotube buckypaper (MOF = metal–organic–framework) as a new and performant composite material for lanthanides rec...
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Self-assembly is the most powerful force for creating ordered supramolecular architectures from simple components under mild conditions. π···π stacking interactions have been widely explored in modern supramolecular chemistry as an attractive reversible noncovalent tool for the nondestructive fabrication of materials for different applications. Her...
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Human society is facing—among other environmental threats—an enormous challenge due to human activities. The extensive use of high-tech devices and electronics equipment in the daily life makes, among others, rare-earth elements (REEs) recovery from secondary sources highly required. Here, a novel bioMOF-based single-walled carbon nanotube buckypap...
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Today, it is extremely urgent to face the increasing shortage of clean and safe water resources, determined by the exponential growth of both world population and its consumerism, climate change...
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We report the two-step synthesis of a novel chiral rod-based porous coordination polymer (PCP). The chemical approach consists of the use of a previously prepared bis(ethylenediamine) copper monomer [Cu(en)]2(NO3)2 [where en = ethylenediamine] reacting with the cytidine 5′-monophosphate (CMP) nucleotide. The bis(ethylenediamine) copper compound—sta...
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The crystallization of Anti-CD20, a full-length monoclonal antibody, has been studied in the PEG400/Na2SO4/Water system near Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation (LLPS) conditions by both sitting-drop vapour diffusion and batch methods. In order to understand the Anti-CD20 crystallization propensity in the solvent system of different compositions, we inv...
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The crystal form is one of the preferred formulations for biotherapeutics, especially thanks to its ability to ensure high stability of the active ingredient. In addition, crystallization allows the recovery of a very pure drug, thus facilitating the manufacturing process. However, in many cases, crystallization is not trivial, and other formulatio...
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Polyvinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene (PVDF-HFP) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) blend membranes, with interconnected channels decorated with polymer crystallites, were produced by a two-step phase separation technique, using nontoxic solvents and without any chemical additive as pore forming. Results demonstrated that the mass-transpor...
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Mesoporous TiO2 thin films (MTTFs), thanks to their particularly high surface area, controlled porosity, high flexibility in composition, and surface design, are promising candidates in different application fields such as sensors, self-cleaning coatings, lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), photocatalysis, and new-generation solar cells. This chapter is...
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Different titanium faujasite photocatalysts have been prepared and tested in the transfer hydrogenation 30 of acetophenone to phenyl ethanol, an industrially relevant product. Water as solvent, formic acid as 31 hydrogen and electron donor and UV and visible light irradiation, have been employed. The 10% loaded 32 titanium faujasite prepared using...
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The preparation and structural characterization of four oxalate-based iron(III) compounds are reported. The common point these compounds share is related to their synthetic strategy based on the use of mixed alkaline/alkylammonium cations as templating agents for the growth of the 1D or 3D networks. Interestingly, all of the resulting polymers excl...
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Pd-loaded hierarchical FAU (Pd-FAU) membranes, containing an intrinsic secondary non-zeolitic (meso)porosity, were prepared and tested in the catalytic transfer hydrogenation of acetophenone (AP) to produce phenylethanol (PE), an industrially relevant product. The best operating conditions were preliminarily identified by testing different solvents...
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In this study, a novel route for preparing nanocrystalline porous FAU layers s stably supported on porous α-Al2O3 tubular substrates is reported. A highly reactive sodium hydroxide rich hydrogel was used to promote the nucleation process on the support surface. After 24 h of treatment at near ambient condition, a heavily nucleated quasi-solid gel l...
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In this study, a modified procedure allowing for an easy synthesis of FAU membranes constituted by closely packed nanocrystals and the study of their permeation properties are reported. The FAU layers (Si/Al ratio of ca. 2.5) have a thickness of ca. 20 μm and are constituted by closely packed, well inter-grown nanocrystals, whose dimension was ca....
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The synthesis, crystal structure and luminescence properties of three neutral heteroleptic cyclometallated Ir(III) complexes of general formula [(ppy)2Ir(PyPr-R)], where Hppy = 2-phenylpyridine and HPyPr-R = 3,5-disubstituted-2-(2′-pyridyl)pyrrole with R = CH3 (1), Ph (2) and CF3, (3), are described. The cyclic voltammetry studies carried out on 1–...
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The complete characterization of novel electropolymerizable organometallic complexes is presented. These are newly synthesized cyclometallated complexes of general formula (PPy)M(O^N)n (H(PPy) = 2-phenylpyridine, M = Pd(II) or Pt(II), H(O^N)n = Schiff base). Polymeric thin films have been obtained from these complexes by electropolymerization of th...
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In this paper we report on a divalent procedure for the synthesis of FAU zeolites with particle size distribution in the nanometer range and for the concomitantly assembling of a uniform layer of a quasi-solid gel containing nanozeolite precursor species on the support surface. The crystallization has been conducted at room temperature, in absence...
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An alternative strategy to the conventional seeded-assisted synthesis of Faujasite (FAU) nanozeolites and their assembling into thin films on ceramic substrates are reported. The method, which can be easily extended to other zeolite topologies, offers good opportunities for industrial applications. The molar composition of the precursor gel used fo...
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Zeolite crystals having faujasite-type (FAU) topology and particle size distribution in the nanometre range have been successfully prepared by a room temperature, short duration synthesis, in absence of organic structure directing agents (SDAs). The use of NaX seeds anchored on α-Al2O3 tubular supports, jointly to the optimal composition of the pre...
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The first example of spontaneous self-assembly of ionic octahedral Ir(III) complexes containing carboxylates counterions into luminescent ordered aqueous gel phases is reported. The gel phases formed at 2.5% w/w (“Ir-Ci”:H20) are investigated by POM, 1H and 2H NMR and UV–vis spectroscopies, whereas a detailed structural analysis by WAXS, SAXS, and...
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Zeolite NaY nanocrystals with uniform particles size distribution have been prepared with high yield in a short duration, organic-template-free, hydrothermal synthesis by using FAU membranes as structure directing agents.
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By using Vitamin B6 in its monodeprotonated pyridoxine form (PN-H) [PN = 3-hydroxy-4,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpyridine], two tetranuclear compounds of formula [Mn4(PN-H)4(CH3CO2)3Cl2]Cl·2CH3OH·2H2O (1) and [Cu4(PN-H)4Cl2(H2O)2]Cl2 (2) have been synthesized and magneto-structurally characterized. 1 crystallizes in the triclinic system with space...
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The rhenium(IV) complex (NBu4)2[ReBr4(ox)] (1) (ox = oxalate and NBu4+ = tetra-n-butylammonium cation) has been prepared and its crystal structure determined by X-ray diffraction. The structure is made up by discrete [ReBr4(ox)]2- anions and bulky NBu4+ cations. Each [ReBr4(ox)]2- anion is surrounded by six NBu4+ cations which preclude any signific...
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The syntheses, structures and photophysical characterizations of new tris-chelated Zn(II) ionic complexes based on substituted bipyridine ligands (L1 = 4,4′-bis(hydroxymethyl)-2,2′-bipyridine; L2 = 4,4′-bis(methoxy)-2,2′-bipyridine) are reported. Owing to the different hydrogen bonding ability and steric hindrance of the 4,4′-bipyridine substituent...
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Four new complexes of general formula (La)Pd(Qui) (1a), (Lb)Pd(Acr) (2b), (La)Pd(Acr) (3a), and (Lb)Pd(Acr), (4b) containing methyl (1a, 3a) or phenyl (2b, 4b) 3,5-substuituted chelated 2-(2’-pyridyl)pyrrole ligands (HLa,b) have been synthesized and characterized. For comparative purposes, the analogous 2-phenylpyridine (HLc) derivative, (Lc)Pd(Qui...
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Two new heteroleptic Zn(II) complexes of the 4,4′-bis(hydroxymethyl)-2,2′-bipyridine have been synthesized by using different stoichiometric ratios of tropolone. In an attempt to induce the formation of metal complex co-crystals, liquid assisted solid state reaction followed by solvent crystallization has been conducted by using the new Zn(II) trop...
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The analysis of the crystal structures of two new mononuclear Pd(II) compounds, containing 3,5-disubstituted-2-(2′-pyridyl)pyrrole ligands, reveals that the use of fluoroaliphatic (1) versus aliphatic (2) substituting groups on the HLn ligand induces substantial changes in their supramolecular architectures. Despite the common molecular geometry su...
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Synthesis, crystal structural determination and photophysical properties of a series of heteroleptic cationic cyclometalated iridium(III) derivatives of general formula [(ppy)(2)Ir(en)]X (X = ClO(4)(-) (1), PF(6)(-) (2), Cl(-) (3), BPh(4)(-) (4)), are described. The assembly of the common molecular building block allows to get highly luminescent cr...
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Four heterotrinuclear Re(IV)(2)M(II) compounds of general formula (NBu(4))(2)[{Re(IV)Br(4)(μ-ox)}(2)M(II)(Him)(2)] [NBu(4)(+) = tetra-n-butylammonium cation, ox = oxalate, Him = imidazole; M = Mn (1), Co (2), Ni (3), and Cu (4)] have been synthesized by using the novel mononuclear complex [Re(IV)Br(4)(ox)](2-) as a ligand toward divalent first-row...
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Three mononuclear rhenium(IV) compounds of general formula NH2Me2[ReX5(DMF)] [NH2Me2+ = dimethylammonium cation, DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide, and X = Cl (1 and 2) and Br (3)] have been prepared and characterized. In all three cases, the rhenium atom is six-coordinated by five chloro (1 and 2) or bromo (3) atoms and one oxygen atom from a DMF molecu...
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The anticancer properties of a series of mononuclear Re(IV) compounds of formula ReCl(4)L (where L is bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; bpym = 2,2'-bipyrimidine; dmbpy = 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) were investigated for the first time. All compounds displayed potent in vitro antiproliferative activity against selected cancer cel...
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The chiral [Cu(cyd)4]6− anion acts as a multiarmed complex-ligand toward auxiliary copper(II) centers leading to the first example of cytidinate-bridged three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymer of formula [Cu6(H2O)7(ClO4)3Cu(cyd)4](ClO4)3 (1). Single crystal X-ray analysis of 1 shows a unique 3D covalent network supported by the exclusive hyperc...
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Triorganotin(IV) complexes of the 7-amino-2-(methylthio)[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-6-carboxylic acid (HL), Me3SnL(H2O), (1), [n-Bu3SnL]2(H2O), (2), Ph3SnL(MeOH), (3), were synthesized by reacting the amino acid with organotin(IV) hydroxides or oxides in refluxing methanol. The complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, 1H, 13C a...
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The synthesis and crystal structural characterization of the compound of formula {[FeII(phen)3]2[Fe2IIIox5]}·11H2O (1) has been reported. The most interesting feature of the solid state structure of 1 consists in the occurrence of decanuclear water clusters made up of self-assembled cyclic hexameric water clusters with a quasi-planar conformation,...
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The three-dimensional cobalt(ii) compound of formula {[Co(2)(P(2)O(7))(bpym)(2)].12H(2)O}(n), where the pyrophosphate and 2,2'-bipyrimidine act as bridging ligands, is a new example of a spin-canted antiferromagnet with T(c) = 19 K.
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A new chiral copper(II) complex of formula [Cu12(Hcyd)12(CO3)2](ClO4)8·11H2O (H2cyd = cytidine) has been obtained with the cytidine nucleoside and the templating carbonate anion by the spontaneous self-organization of cytidinate groups and CuII ions upon atmospheric CO2 uptake. The complex shows an aesthetic dodecanuclear copper(II) globular-shaped...
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A series of oxalate-bridged iron(III) complexes have been synthesized by the reaction of FeCl 3 with oxalic acid (H 2ox) and XCl, where X is a substituted univalent ammonium or an alkaline cation. We have obtained basically two different types of compounds by varying the nature and the shape of the counterion, with the dimensionality of the resulti...
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Three new compounds of formula {[Cu(gua)(H(2)O)(3)](BF(4))(SiF(6))(1/2)}(n) (1), {[Cu(gua)(H(2)O)(3)](CF(3)SO(3))(2).H(2)O}(n) (2) and [Cu(gua)(2)(H(2)O)(HCOO)]ClO(4).H(2)O.1/2HCOOH] (3) [gua = 2-amino-1H-purin-6(9H)-one] showing the unprecedented coordination of neutral guanine, have been synthesised and structurally characterized. The structures...
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The synthesis and crystal structure of the compounds [Mg(H2O)6X2 · 2ade] (with X = Cl− (1), Br− (2), ClO4- (3)), [Mn(H2O)4 · (ade)2 · (ClO4)2] (4), and [Mn2(H2O)6 · (ade)2 · (NO3)4 · 2H2O] (5) (where ade = adenine) are reported. Compound 1, 2 and 3 consist of hexaaquo ions, ade molecules and chloride (1), bromide (2) or perchlorate (3) anions self-...
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The synthesis and crystal structure of the compounds [Mg(H2O)(6)(1-Mecyt)(2)]Cl-2 (1), [Ni(H2O)(6)(1-Mecyt)(2)]Cl-2 (2), and [Ni(1-Mecyt)(2)Cl-2] (3) (where 1-Mecyt = 1-Methylcytosine) are reported. Compounds 1 and 2 consist of hexaaquo ions, 1-Mecyt molecules, and chloride ions self-assembled through an extended network of hydrogen-bonding interac...
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The reaction of Cu(CF3SO3)(2) and cytidine in aqueous solution leads to the first example of a polynuclear copper(II)-cytidine complex of formula [Cu(H2O)(6)][Cu-8(Hcyd)(8)(CF3SO3)(4)](CF3SO3)(6)center dot 12H(2)O (H(2)cyd = cytidine). It shows a fascinating calixarene-like structure made up of octanuclear [Cu-8(Hcyd)(8)(CF3SO3)(4)](4+) wheel-shape...
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Alkyl-substitution of ammonium cations allows the preparation of three new 3D compounds of formula {(X)2[Fe2(ox)2Cl2(μ-O)]·2H2O}n where X = MeNH3+ (2), Me2NH2+ (3), and EtNH3+ (4). They show a spin-canted oxo- and oxalato-bridged three-dimensional iron(III) motif in a three-connected ThSi2 net with large channels, filled with disordered cations. Th...
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Ethyl-substituted ammonium cation allows the preparation of an unprecedented oxo- and oxalato-bridged supramolecular three-dimensional network. The compound exhibits magnetic ordering with Tc = 70 K due to a weak spin canting.

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Our goals: 1) capture of pollutants (e.g. heavy metals, anions, dyes) from liquid wastes, 2) capture of e.g. CO2 from gaseous streams, 3) the upgrading of methane from natural gas or biogas. The MOCA project will make these separations possible by using selective extractants (Cages and MOFs) embedded in Mixed-Matrix Membranes. A further goal of MOCA is the valorisation of the recovered materials (e.g. decontaminated water, captured CO2, purified CH4) as valuable starting products for new processes, according to the principles of Circular Economy. It is sponsored by Fondazione Cariplo.
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AMECRYS is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, in the framework of Future and Emerging Technologies actions (FET-OPEN), supporting early-stages of the science and technology research and innovation around new ideas toward radically new future technologies. The primary goal of the AMECRYS’ consortium is to contribute in revolutionizing currently used downstream practices in biopharmaceutical productions - mainly based on expensive and cumbersome multi-step batch chromatography platforms - by developing an innovative Continuous Template-Assisted Membrane Crystallization process as key-unit. The research activity will be focused on the downstream processing of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), one of the most important class of therapeutic proteins in modern medicine, which are used in a wide range of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular, autoimmune, and inflammation. The AMECRYS network involves two public research organizations, four academic institutions, and three industrial/SME from four European Countries. The project runs for four years - from 1 October 2016 through 30 September 2020. Project Coordinator: Dr. Gianluca Di Profio (CNR-ITM, g.diprofio@itm.cnr.it) http://www.amecrys-project.eu http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/203542_it.html