Eduardo Della Pia is a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Karen Martinez at the Bio-Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Laboratory of the Nano-Science Center (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).

Eduardo obtained his Ph.D. in bio-nanotechnology from Cardiff University. He carried on his research in collaboration with the group of Jens Ulstrup at DTU (Lyngby, Denmark) focusing on the characterization of the physico-chemical properties of redox membrane proteins at a single molecule level. He pioneered the use of synthetic biology with a technique called Scanning Tunneling Microscopy to probe the fundamental nature of electron transfer in proteins.

As a Postdoctoral researcher, Eduardo moved to Denmark where he collaborated with the Molecular Engineering group at the Nano-Science Center to develop cysteine biosensors.
Eduardo has recently received a Postdoctoral fellowship from the Danish Research Council (FTP) to develop nanostructured protein arrays for biosensing.


Bio-Nanotechnology Laboratory
Department of chemistry
University of Copenhagen - DK
Mail : dellapiaea(at)
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Selected Articles:

  1. Christensen, MA , Jennum, KS , Abrahamsen, PB , Della Pia, EA , Rue, KL , Broman, SL , Nygaard, DB, Bond, AD & Nielsen, MB 2012, ' Highly fluorescent benzofuran derivatives of the GFP chromophore ' RSC Advances , vol 2, s. 8243-8249.
  2. Cacciarini, M , Della Pia, EA & Nielsen, MB 2012, ' Colorimetric Probe for the Detection of Thiols: The Dihydroazulene/Vinylheptafulvene System ' European Journal of Organic Chemistry , s. 6064-6069.
  3. Della Pia, EA , Chi, Q, Macdonald, JE, Ulstrup, J, Jones, DD & Elliott, M 2012, ' Fast electron transfer through a single molecule natively structured redox protein ' Nanoscale , vol 4, nr. 22, s. 7106-13.
  4. Della Pia, EA , Chi, Q, Elliott, M, Macdonald, JE, Ulstrup, J & Jones, DD 2012, ' Redox tuning of cytochrome b562 through facile metal porphyrin substitution ' Chemical Communications , vol 48, nr. 86, s. 10624-6.
  5. Della Pia, EA , Macdonald, JE, Elliott, M & Jones, DD 2012, ' Direct binding of a redox protein for single-molecule electron transfer measurements ' SMALL , vol 8, nr. 15, s. 2341-4.
  6. Della Pia, EA , Elliott, M, Jones, DD & Macdonald, JE 2011, ' Orientation-Dependent Electron Transport in a Single Redox Protein: ACS Nano ' ACS Nano , vol 6, nr. 1, s. 355-361.
  7. Della Pia, EA , Chi, Q, Jones, DD, Macdonald, JE, Ulstrup, J & Elliott, M 2010, ' Single-Molecule Mapping of Long-range Electron Transport for a Cytochrome b562 Variant: Nano Letters ' Nano Letters , vol 11, nr. 1, s. 176-182.