Publications and degreee theses

University of Pavia, Italy, Faculty of Engineering, master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. Dissertation of Ailsa Daniela Mack: Evaluation of dielectrophoresis on Lab-on-Chip as a technique for separating the islets of Langerhans from pancreatic exocrine tissue. Prof. Sabina Merlo, company tutor Sarah Burgarella (STMicroelectronics), in collaboration with the Mario Negri Research Institute of Bergamo, Italy. Dissertation in July 2010.

Burgarella S, Merlo S, Dell’Anna B, Zarola G, Bianchessi M. A modular micro-fluidic platform for cells handling by dielectrophoresis. Microelectronic Engineering , 2010, vol. 87, p. 2124-2133.

Burgarella S, Bianchessi M, Merlo S. A modular platform for cell characterization, handling and sorting by dielectrophoresis. Proceedings of BIOSENSORS 2010 – 20th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors, 26-28 May 2010, Glasgow, UK.  Paper no P.3.3.012. 

Burgarella S, Dell’Anna B, Zarola G, Perna V, Merlo S. A modular platform for cell characterization, handling and sorting by dielectrophoresis. Proceedings of the European COMSOL Conference 2009; 2009 Oct 14-16, Milan, Italy.

Burgarella S, Bianchessi M, Merlo S. A modular platform for cell characterization, handling and sorting by dielectrophoresis. Proceedings of the XXVII Italian Conference on Cytometry; 2009 October 14-17, Ferrara, Italy. Published on Cytometry, Feb 2010, p. 189.

University of Pavia, Italy, Faculty of Engineering, master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. Dissertation of Valerio Perna: Study of a microsystem for the diagnosis of malaria by dielectrophoresis. Prof. Sabina Merlo, company tutor Sarah Burgarella (STMicroelectronics). Dissertation in April 2009.

University of Pavia, Italy, Faculty of Engineering, master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. Dissertation of Gianluca Zarola: Study of a microsystem for flow cytometry using dielectrophoresis. Prof. Sabina Merlo, company tutor Sarah Burgarella (STMicroelectronics). Dissertation in April 2009.

University of Pavia, Italy, Faculty of Engineering, master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. Dissertation of Beatrice dell’Anna: A microsystem for cell characterization by dielectrophoresis. Prof. Sabina Merlo, company tutor Sarah Burgarella (STMicroelectronics). Dissertation in April 2009.

Bianchessi M, Burgarella S, Cereda M. Point-of-care systems for rapid DNA quantification in oncology. Proceedings of the OECI 2008 Scientific Week; 2008 May 20-24, Genoa, Italy. Tumori, 94: 216-225, 2008.

Burgarella F, Burgarella S. Heart Friends Around The World: an opportunity to promote heart health in China. Conference Proceedings of the 6th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APSH 2007) and the 9th International Symposium on Hypertension and Related Diseases; 2007 Nov 16-19, Beijing, China. Code APCH2007-03-009, section 2, p. 88.

Burgarella S, Cattaneo D, Masseroli M. MicroGen: a MIAME Compliant Web Application Supporting Distributed Collaborative Management and Sharing of Microarray Experiment Information. In: Chen J, Chang, editors. Proceedings of IEEE/NIH BISTI Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop 2007; 2007, Nov 8-9, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. [CD-ROM] ISBN 978-1-4244-1813-8. Singapore, Singapore: Research Publishing Service; 2007; p. 1-4.

Burgarella S, Bianchessi M, De Fazio M. Numerical modeling of dielectrophoretic forces acting upon biological cells in silicon lab-on-chip devices. In: Petit J M, Squalli O, editors. Proceedings of the European COMSOL Conference 2007; 2007 Oct 23-24, Grenoble, France; p. 675-680.

Burgarella F, Burgarella S. Heart Friends Around The World: an opportunity to promote heart health in Africa. Conference Proceedings of the 1st All African Conference on Heart Disease, Diabetes and Stroke: Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) annual meeting; 2007 May 13-16; Nairobi, Kenya. 

Burgarella S, Bianchessi M, Zocco A. Integration of dielectrophoresis in silicon lab-on-chip devices. In: Pappalettere C, Sciammarella C, Yoshida S, editors. Conference Proceedings of the NANOMEC 2006: Materials Science and Materials Mechanics at the Nanoscale; 2006 Nov 20-23; Bari, IT. Paper no 40. 

Burgarella S, Cattaneo D, Masseroli M. A web-based multi-database system supporting distributed collaborative management and sharing of microarray experiment information. In: Bates DW, Holmes JH, Kuperman G, editors. Biomedical & health informatics: from foundations to applications to policy. Proceedings American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2006 Annual Symposium; 2006, Nov 11-15; Washington, DC. ISBN 0-9647749-0-5 [CD-ROM]. Madison, WI: Omnipress; 2006; p. 868. 

Burgarella S, Cattaneo D, Pinciroli F, Masseroli M. MicroGen: a MIAME compliant Web system for microarray experiment information and workflow management. BMC Bioinformatics 2005 Dec. 1; 6(Suppl 4): S6, p.1-6. 

Burgarella S, Cattaneo D, Pinciroli F, Masseroli M. MicroGen, a Web based system for microarray experiment management. In: Milanesi L, Pesole G, Mauri G, Guffanti A, editors. Conference Proceedings of the BITS 2005: Bioinformatics ITalian Society meeting; 2005 Mar 17-19; Milano, IT. Bari, IT: Bioinformatics Italian Society; 2005. p. 40-41, Abstract 16.