Prof. Dr. Francesca Cappitelli
Professor of Microbiology

Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l'Ambiente
Università degli Studi di Milano

Via Celoria 2, Milano 20133, Italia
Telephone +39 02 503 19121-19111 | Fax +39 02 503 19238
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Participation in Editorial Boards

* Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Microbiology, since 18 September 2015 (Associate Editor 1 January 2014-17 September 2015)

* Review Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology, 1 August 2012-31 December 2018

Editor of international books

* Macromolecules in Cultural Heritage, Cappitelli, Francesca / Shashoua, Yvonne / Vassallo, Espedito (eds.), Wiley VCH, Weinheim. Preface by F. Cappitelli. Macromolecular Symposia, Volume 238 (2006). ISBN: 3-527-31744-9.

* Conservation Science 2007, Townsend, Joyce / Toniolo, Lucia / Cappitelli, Francesca (eds.) Archetype, London. ISBN: 9781904982340. 2008

International peer-reviewed journals

114* Mugnai G., Borruso L., Wu Y.-L., Gallinaro M., Cappitelli F., Zerboni A., Villa F. 2024. "Ecological strategies of bacterial communities in prehistoric stone wall paintings across weathering gradients: A case study from the Borana zone in southern Ethiopia" Science of the Total Environment 907, 168026. IF (2022) 9.8.

113* Ratti A., Fassi E.M.A., Forlani F., Zangrossi M., Mori M., Cappitelli F., Roda G., Villa S., Villa F., Grazioso G. 2023. "Unlocking the antibiofilm potential of natural compounds by targeting the NADH:quinone oxidoreductase WrbA" Antioxidants 12, 1612; IF (2022) 7.0.

112* Ratti A., Fassi E.M.A., Forlani F., Mori M., Villa F., Cappitelli F., Sgrignani J., Roda G., Cavalli A., Villa S., Grazioso G. 2023. "Mechanistic Insights into the Antibiofilm Mode of Action of Ellagic Acid" Pharmaceutics 15, 1757; IF (2022) 5.4.

111* Cattò C., Mub A., Moreau J.W., Wang N., Cappitelli F., Strugnell R. 2023. "Biofilm colonization of stone materials from an Australian outdoor sculpture: importance of geometry and exposure" Journal of Environmental Management 339, 117948. IF (2022) 8.7.

110* Villa F., Ludwig N., Mazzini S., Scaglioni L., Fuchs A.L., Tripet B., V. Copiè, Stewart P.S., Cappitelli F. 2023. "A desiccated dual-species subaerial biofilm reprograms its metabolism and affects water dynamics in limestone" Science of the Total Environment 868, 161666. IF (2022) 9.8.

109* Christodoulou M.S., Villa F., Pinto A., Cappitelli F. 2022. "Disclosing the relationship between antibiofilm capacity and oxidative stress caused by phytochemicals at non-lethal concentrations", Antioxidants 11, 2451; IF (2022) 7.0.

108* Villa F., Wu Y.-L., Zerboni A., Cappitelli F. 2022. "In Living Color: Pigments-Based Microbial Ecology at the Mineral-Air Interface", Bioscience 7(12), 1156-1175. IF (2022) 10.1.

107* Cattò C., Corte, L., Roscini, L., Cardinali, G., Villa, F., Cappitelli, F. 2022. "Metabolomic and Proteomic Changes in Candida albicans Biofilm in Response to Zosteric Acid Treatment", International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23, 14067; (2022) 5.6.

106* Zerboni A., Villa F., Wu Y.-L., Solomon T., Trentini A., Rizzi A., Cappitelli F., Gallinaro M. 2022. "The sustainability of rock art: preservation and research", Sustainability 14, 6305; IF (2022) 3.9.

105* Bruni S., Troiano F., Guglielmi V., Longoni, M., Cappitelli F., Ludwig N.G. 2022. "The Green Patina and Chromatic Alterations on Surfaces of Gypsum Plaster Casts by Lucio Fontana: Multidisciplinary Investigations in a Case Study of Contemporary Art", Coatings 12, 426; IF (2022) 3.4.

104* Cattò C., Parodi V., Chiodelli A., Cappitelli F., Bruni S. 2022. "Dot blot immunochemical and infrared analyses of the adhesive layer applied to the painting Imago Pietatis by Domenico Morone", Annals of Microbiology 72, 2; IF (2022) 3.0.

103* Cattò C., Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2021. "Understanding the Role of the Antioxidant Drug Erdosteine and Its Active Metabolite on Staphylococcus aureus Methicillin Resistant Biofilm Formation", Antioxidants 10, 1922; IF (2021) 7.675.

102* Gambino M., Lepri G., Štovícek A., Ghazayarn L., Villa F., Gillor O., Cappitelli F. 2021. "The tombstones at the Monumental Cemetery of Milano select for a specialized microbial community", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 164, 105298. IF (2021) 4.907.

101* Cappitelli F., Villa F., Sanmartín P. 2021. "Interactions of microorganisms and synthetic polymers in cultural heritage conservation", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 163, 105282. IF (2021) 4.907.

100* Savoldelli S., Cattò C., Villa F., Saracchi M., Troiano F., Cortesi P., Cappitelli F. 2021. "Biological risk assessment in the History and Historical Documentation Library of the University of Milan", Science of the Total Environment 790, 148204. IF (2021) 10.753.

99* Sanmartín P., Bosch-Roig P., Gulotta D., Fort R., Bosch I., Cappitelli F. 2021. "Klebsiella aerogenes and Comamonas testosteroni as bioremoval agents on graffiti-coated concrete and granite: Impact assessment through surface analysis", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 161, 105244. IF (2021) 4.907.

98* Mugnai G., Borruso L., Mimmo T., Cesco S., Luongo V., Frunzo L., Fabbricino M., Pirozzi F., Cappitelli F., Villa F. 2021. "Dynamics of bacterial communities and substrate conversion during olive-mill waste dark fermentation: prediction of the metabolic routes for hydrogen production", Bioresource Technology 319, 124157. IF (2021) 11.889.

97* Zerboni A., Degli Esposti M., Wu Y.-L., Brandolini F., Mariani G. S., Villa F., Lotti P., Cappitelli F., Sasso M., Rizzi A., Gatta G. D., Cremaschi M. 2021. "Age, palaeoenvironment, and preservation of prehistoric petroglyphs on a boulder in the oasis of Salut (northern Sultanate of Oman)", Quaternary International 572, 106-119, IF (2021) 2.454.

96* Cattò C., Sanmartín P., Gulotta D., Troiano F., Cappitelli F. 2021. "Bioremoval of graffiti using novel commercial strains of bacteria", Science of the Total Environment 756, 144075. IF (2021) 10.753.

95* Villa F., Secundo F., Forlani F., Cattò C., Cappitelli F. 2021. "Biochemical and molecular changes of the zosteric acid-treated Escherichia coli biofilm on a mineral surface", Annals of Microbiology 71:3; doi: 10.1186/s13213-020-01617-1. IF (2021) 3.168.

94* Gatti L., Troiano F., Vacchini V., Cappitelli F., Balloi A. 2021. "An in vitro evaluation of the biocidal effect of oregano and cloves' volatile compounds against microorganisms colonizing an oil painting-a pioneer study", Applied Sciences 11, 78; doi:10.3390/app11010078 IF (2021) 2.838

93* Cappitelli F., Cattò C., Villa F. 2020. "The control of cultural heritage microbial deterioration", Microorganisms 8, 1542; doi:10.3390/microorganisms8101542. IF (2020) 4.128.

92* Villa F., Gulotta D., Toniolo L., Borruso L., Cattò C., Cappitelli F. 2020. "Aesthetic alteration of marble surfaces caused by biofilm formation: effects of chemical cleaning", Coatings 10, 122; doi:10.3390/coatings10020122. IF (2020) 2.881.

91* Sanmartín P., Villa F., Cappitelli F., Balboa S., Carballeira R. 2020. "Characterization of a biofilm and the pattern outlined by its growth on a granite-built cloister in the Monastery of San Martiņo Pinario (Santiago de Compostela, NW Spain)", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 147, 104871. IF (2020) 4.320.

90* Cattò C., de Vincenti L., Cappitelli F., D'Attoma G., Saponari M., Villa F., Forlani F. 2019. "Non-lethal effects of N-acetylcysteine on Xylella fastidiosa strain De Donno biofilm formation and detachment", Microorganisms 7, 656; doi:10.3390/microorganisms7120656. IF (2019) 4.152.

89* Domingo G., Villa F., Vannini C., Garuglieri E., Onelli E., Bracale M., Cappitelli F. 2019. "Label-free proteomic approach to study the non-lethal effects of silver nanoparticles on a gut bacterium", Frontiers in Microbiology 10:2709; doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.02709. IF (2019) 4.235.

88* Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2019. "The ecology of subaerial biofilms in dry and inhospitable terrestrial environments", Microorganisms 7, 380; doi:10.3390/microorganisms7100380. IF (2019) 4.152.

87* Cattò C., Cappitelli F. 2019. "Testing anti-biofilm polymeric surfaces: where to start?", International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20, 3794; doi:10.3390/ijms20153794. IF (2019) 4.556.

86* Glasenapp Y., Cattò C., Villa F., Saracchi M., Cappitelli F., Papenbrock J. 2019. "Promoting beneficial and inhibiting undesirable biofilm formation with mangrove extracts", International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20, 3549; doi:10.3390/ijms20143549. IF (2019) 4.556.

85* Cattò C., de Vincenti L., Borgonovo G., Bassoli A., Marai S., Villa F., Cappitelli F., Saracchi M. 2019. "Sub-lethal concentrations of Perilla frutescens essential oils affect phytopathogenic fungal biofilms", Journal of Environmental Management 245, 264-272. IF (2019) 5.647.

84* Gambino M., Sanmartín P., Longoni M., Villa F., Mitchell R., Cappitelli F. 2019. "Surface colour: An overlooked aspect in the study of cyanobacterial biofilm formation", Science of the Total Environment 659, 342-353. IF (2019) 6.551.

83* Cattò C., Garuglieri E., Borruso L., Erba D., Casiraghi M.C., Cappitelli F., Villa F., Zecchin S., Zanchi R. 2019. "Impacts of dietary silver nanoparticles and probiotic administration on the microbiota of an in-vitro gut model", Environmental Pollution 245, 754-763. IF (2019) 6.792.

82* Cattò C., Secundo F.,James G., Villa F., Cappitelli F., 2018. "α-Chymotrypsin immobilised on a low density polyethylene surface successfully weakens Escherichia coli biofilm formation", International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19, 4003; doi:10.3390/ijms19124003. IF (2018) 4.183.

81* Vázquez-Nion D., Troiano F., Sanmartín P., Valagussa C., Cappitelli F., Prieto B. 2018. "Secondary bioreceptivity of granite: effect of salt weathering on subaerial biofilm growth", Materials and Structures, 51:158. IF (2018) 2.548.

80* Cattò C., Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2018. "Recent progress in bio-inspired biofilm-resistant polymeric surfaces", Critical Reviews in Microbiology 44, 633-652. IF (2018) 5.697.

79* Gulotta D., Villa F., Cappitelli F., Toniolo L. 2018. "Biofilm colonization of metamorphic lithotypes of a Renaissance cathedral exposed to urban atmosphere", Science of the Total Environment 639, 1480-1490. IF (2018) 5.589.

78* De Vincenti L., Glasenapp Y., Cattò C., Villa F., Cappitelli F., Papenbrock J. 2018. "Hindering the formation and promoting the dispersion of medical biofilms: non-lethal effects of seagrass extracts", BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 18:168, IF (2017) 2.479.

77* Okpalanozie O. E., Adebusoye S. A., Troiano F., Cattò C., Ilori M. O., Cappitelli F. 2018. "Assessment of indoor air environment of a Nigerian museum library and its biodeteriorated books using culture-dependent and -independent techniques", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 132, 139-149. IF (2018) 3.824.

76* Cattò C., James G., Villa F., Villa S., Cappitelli F. 2018. "Zosteric acid and salicylic acid bound to a low density polyethylene surface successfully control bacterial biofilm formation", Biofouling 34, 440-452. IF (2018) 2.847.

75* Garuglieri E., Meroni E., Cattò C., Villa F., Cappitelli F., Erba D. 2018. "Effects of sub-lethal concentrations of silver nanoparticles on a simulated intestinal prokaryotic-eukaryotic interface", Frontiers in Microbiology 8:2698; doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02698. IF (2018) 4.259.

74* Sabatini V., Cattò C., Cappelletti G., Cappitelli F., Antenucci S., Farina H., Ortenzi M. A., Camazzo S., Di Silvestro G. 2018. "Protective features, durability and biodegration study of acrylic and methacrylic fluorinated polymer coatings for marble protection", Progress in Organic Coatings 114, 47-57. IF (2018) 3.420.

73* Sanmartín P., Cappitelli F. 2017. "Evaluation of accelerated ageing tests for metallic and non-metallic graffiti paints applied to stone", Coatings 7, 180; doi:10.3390/coatings7110180. IF (2017) 2.350.

72* Dell'Orto S., Cattò C., Villa F., Forlani F., Vassallo E., Morra M., Cappitelli F., Villa S., Gelain A. 2017. "Low density polyethylene functionalized with antibiofilm compounds inhibits Escherichia coli cell adhesion", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A 105, 3251-3261. IF (2017) 3.231.

71* Cattò C., Gambino M., Cappitelli F., Duce C., Bonaduce I., Forlani F. 2017. "Sidestepping the challenge of casein quantification in ancient paintings by dot-blot immunoassay", Microchemical Journal 134, 362-369. IF (2017) 2.746.

70* Gambino M., Ahmed M. A. A., Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2017. "Zinc oxide nanoparticles hinder fungal biofilm development in an ancient Egyptian tomb", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 122, 92-99. IF (2017) 3.562.

69* Villa F., Cappitelli F., Cortesi P., Kunova A. 2017. "Fungal biofilms: targets for the development of novel strategies in plant disease management", Frontiers in Microbiology, Volume 8, Article 654. IF (2017) 4.019.

68* Cattò C., Grazioso G., Dell'Orto S. C., Gelain A., Villa S., Marzano V., Vitali A., Villa F., Cappitelli F., Forlani F. 2017. "The response of Escherichia coli biofilm to salicylic acid", Biofouling 33, 235-251. IF (2017) 2.786.

67* Polo A., Cappitelli F., Villa F., Pinzari F. 2017. "Biological invasion in the indoor environment: the spread of Eurotium halophilicum on library materials", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 118, 34-44. IF (2017) 3.562.

66* Spadoni Andreani E., Villa F., Cappitelli F., Krasowska A., Biniarz P., Lukaszewicz M., Secundo F. 2017. "Coating polypropylene surfaces with protease weakens the adhesion and increases the dispersion of Candida albicans cells", Biotechnology Letters 39, 423-428. IF (2017) 1.846.

65* Garuglieri E., Cattò C., Villa F., Zanchi R., Cappitelli F. 2016. "Effects of sublethal concentrations of silver nanoparticles on Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis under aerobic and anaerobic conditions", Biointerphases 11(4),04B308. IF (2016) 2.603.

64* Okpalanozie O.E., Adebusoye S.A., Troiano F., Polo A., Cappitelli F., Ilori M.O. 2016. "Evaluating the microbiological risk to a contemporary Nigerian painting: molecular and biodegradative studies", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 114, 184-192. IF (2016) 2.962.

63* Villa F., Stewart P., Klapper I., Jacob J., Cappitelli F. 2016. "Subaerial biofilms on outdoor stone monuments: changing the perspective towards an ecological framework", BioScience 66(4), 285-294. IF (2016) 5.378.

62* Zanardini E., May E., Inkpen R., Cappitelli F., Murrell J.C., Purdy K.J. 2016. "Diversity of archaeal and bacterial communities on exfoliated sandstone from Portchester Castle (UK)", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 109, 78-87. IF (2016) 2.962.

61* Gambino M., Cappitelli F. 2016. "Mini-review: Biofilm responses to oxidative stress", Biofouling 32(2), 167-178. IF (2016) 3.080.

60* Villa F., Pitts B., Lauchnor E., Cappitelli F., Stewart P. 2015. "Development of a laboratory model of a phototroph-heterotroph mixed-species biofilm at the stone/air interface", Frontiers in Microbiology 6:1251, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01251. IF (2015) 4.165.

59* Cattò C., Dell'Orto S. C., Villa F., Villa S., Gelain A., Vitali A., Marzano V., Baroni S., Forlani F., Cappitelli F. 2015. "Unravelling the structural and molecular basis responsible for the anti-biofilm activity of zosteric acid", PLoS ONE 10(7), e0131519, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131519. IF (2015) 3.057.

58* Villa F., Secundo F., Polo A., Cappitelli F. 2015. "Immobilized hydrolytic enzymes exhibit antibiofilm activity against Escherichia coli at sub-lethal concentrations", Current Microbiology 71(1), 106-114. IF (2015) 1.519.

57* Sanmartín P., Villa F., Polo A., Silva B., Prieto B., Cappitelli F. 2015. "Rapid evaluation of three biocide treatments against the cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. PCC 9104 by color changes", Annals of Microbiology 65(2), 1153-1158. IF (2015) 1.232.

56* Gambino M., Marzano V., Villa F., Vitali A., Vannini C., Landini, P., Cappitelli F. 2015. "Effects of sub-lethal doses of silver nanoparticles on Bacillus subtilis planktonic and sessile cells", Journal of Applied Microbiology 118(5), 1103-1115. IF (2015) 2.156.

55* Villa F., Vasanthakumar A., Mitchell R., Cappitelli F. 2015. "RNA-based molecular survey of biodiversity of limestone tombstone microbiota in response to atmospheric sulfur pollution", Letters in Applied Microbiology 60, 92-102. IF (2015) 1.579.

54* Sanmartín P., Cappitelli F., Mitchell R. 2014. "Current Methods of Graffiti Removal: A Review", Construction & Building Materials 71, 363-374. IF (2014) 2.296.

53* Troiano F., Vicini S., Gioventù E., Lorenzi P. F., Improta C. M., Cappitelli F. 2014. "A methodology to select bacteria able to remove synthetic polymers", Polymer Degradation and Stability 107, 321-327. IF (2014) 3.163.

52* Polo A., Foladori P., Ponti B., Bettinetti R., Gambino M., Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2014. "Evaluation of zosteric acid for mitigating biofilm formation of Pseudomonas putida isolated from a membrane bioreactor system", International Journal of Molecular Sciences 15(6), 9497-9518. IF (2014) 2.862.

51* Cappitelli F., Polo A., Villa F. 2014. "Biofilm formation in food processing environments is still poorly understood and controlled", Food Engineering Reviews 6, 29-42. IF (2014) 2.300.

50* Troiano F., Polo A., Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2014. "Assessing the microbiological risk to stored 16th century parchment manuscripts: a holistic approach based on molecular and environmental studies", Biofouling 30(3), 299-311. IF (2014) 3.415.

49* Villa F., Villa S., Gelain A., Cappitelli F. 2013. "Sub-lethal activity of small molecules from natural sources and their synthetic derivatives against biofilm forming nosocomial pathogens", Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 13(24), 3184-3204. IF (2013) 3.453.

48* Troiano F., Gulotta D., Balloi A., Polo A., Toniolo L., Lombardi E., Daffonchio D., Sorlini C., Cappitelli F. 2013. "Successful combination of chemical and biological treatments for the cleaning of stone artworks", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 85, 294-304. IF (2013) 2.235.

47* Gambino M., Cappitelli F., Cattò C., Carpen A., Principi P., Ghezzi L., Bonaduce I., Galano E., Pucci P., Birolo L., Villa F., Forlani F. 2013. "A simple and reliable methodology to detect egg white in art samples", Journal of Biosciences 38(2), 397-408. IF (2013) 1.939.

46* Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2013. "Plant-derived bioactive compounds at sub-lethal concentrations: towards smart biocide-free antibiofilm strategies", Phytochemistry Reviews 12(1), 245-254. IF (2013) 2.894.

45* Giacomucci L., Purdy K. J., Zanardini E., Polo A., Cappitelli F. 2012. "A new non-degenerate primer pair for the specific detection of the nitrite reductase gene, nrfA, in the genus Desulfovibrio", Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology 22(6), 345-351. IF (2012) 1.679.

44* Villa F., Borgonovo G., Cappitelli F., Giussani B., Bassoli A. 2012. "Sub-lethal concentrations of Muscari comosum bulb extract suppress adhesion and induce detachment of sessile yeast cells", Biofouling 28(10), 1107-1117. IF (2012) 3.396.

43* Polo A., Gulotta D., Santo N., Di Benedetto C., Fascio U., Toniolo L., Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2012. "Importance of subaerial biofilms and airborne microflora in deterioration of stonework: a molecular study", Biofouling 28(10), 1093-1106. IF (2012) 3.396.

42* Villa F., Remelli W., Forlani F., Gambino M., Landini P., Cappitelli F. 2012. "Effects of chronic sub-lethal oxidative stress on biofilm formation by Azotobacter vinelandii", Biofouling 28(8), 823-833. IF (2012) 3.396.

41* Giacomucci L., Toja F., Sanmartín P., Toniolo L., Prieto B., Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2012. "Degradation of nitrocellulose-based paint by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ATCC 13541", Biodegradation 23(5), 705-716. IF (2012) 2.173.

40* Villa F., Remelli W., Forlani F., Vitali A., Cappitelli F. 2012. "Altered expression level of Escherichia coli proteins in response to treatment with the antifouling agent zosteric acid sodium salt", Environmental Microbiology 14(7), 1753-1761. IF (2012) 5.756.

39* Cappitelli F., Salvadori O., Albanese D., Villa F., Sorlini C. 2012. "Cyanobacteria cause black staining of the National Museum of the American Indian Building (Washington, D.C., USA)", Biofouling 28(3), 257-266. IF (2012) 3.396.

38* Mapelli F., Marasco R., Balloi A., Rolli E., Cappitelli F., Daffonchio D., Borin S. 2012. "Mineral - microbe interactions: biotechnological potential of bioweathering", Journal of Biotechnology 157, 473-481. IF (2012) 3.183.

37* Polo A., Diamanti M. V., Bjarnsholt T., Høiby N., Villa F., Pedeferri M. P., Cappitelli F. 2011. "Effects of Photoactivated Titanium Dioxide Nanopowders and Coating on Planktonic and Biofilm Growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa", Photochemistry and Photobiology 87, 1387-1394. IF (2011) 2.413.

36* Alfano G., Lustrato G., Belli C., Zanardini E., Cappitelli F., Mello E., Sorlini C., Ranalli G. 2011. The bioremoval of nitrate and sulfate alterations on artistic stonework: the case-study of Matera Cathedral after six years from the treatment", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 65(7), 1004-1011. IF (2011) 2.074.

35* Villa F., Pitts B., Stewart P. S., Giussani B., Roncoroni S., Albanese D., Giordano C., Tunesi M., Cappitelli F. 2011. "Efficacy of zosteric acid sodium salt on the yeast biofilm model Candida albicans", Microbial Ecology 62(3), 584-598. IF (2011) 2.912.

34* Giacomucci L., Bertoncello R., Salvadori O., Martini I., Favaro M., Villa F., Sorlini C., Cappitelli F. 2011. "Microbial deterioration of artistic tiles from the facade of the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria (Venice, Italy)", Microbial Ecology 62(2), 287-298. IF (2011) 2.912.

33* Gioventù E., Lorenzi P. F., Villa F., Sorlini C., Rizzi M., Cagnini A., Griffo A., Cappitelli F. 2011. "Comparing the bioremoval of black crusts on colored artistic lithotypes of the Cathedral of Florence with chemical and laser treatment", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 65, 832-839. IF (2011) 2.074.

32* Sanmartín P., Villa F., Silva B., Cappitelli F., Prieto B. 2011. "Color measurements as a reliable method for estimating chlorophyll degradation to phaeopigments", Biodegradation 22, 763-771. IF (2011) 2.017.

31* Principi P., Villa F., Sorlini C., Cappitelli F., 2011. "Molecular studies of microbial community structure on stained pages of Leonardo da Vinci's Atlantic Codex", Microbial Ecology 61, 214-222. IF (2011) 2.912.

30* Cappitelli F., Pasquariello G., Tarsitani G., Sorlini C., 2010. "Scripta manent? Assessing microbial risk to paper heritage", Trends in Microbiology 18, 538-542. IF (2010) 7.500.

29* Balloi A., Rolli E., Marasco R., Mapelli F., Tamagnini I., Cappitelli F., Borin S., Daffonchio D., 2010. "The role of microorganisms in bioremediation and phytoremediation of polluted and stressed soils", Agrochimica 54(6), 353-369. IF (2010) 0.258.

28* Villa F., Albanese D., Giussani B., Stewart P., Daffonchio D., Cappitelli F. 2010. "Hindering biofilm formation with zosteric acid", Biofouling 26, 739-752. IF (2010) 3.333.

27* Polo A., Cappitelli F., Brusetti L., Principi P., Villa F., Giacomucci L., Ranalli G., Sorlini C. 2010. "Feasibility of removing surface deposits on stone using biological and chemical remediation methods", Microbial Ecology 60(1), 1-14. IF (2010) 2.875.

26* Villa F., Giacomucci L., Polo A., Principi P., Toniolo L., Levi M., Turri S., Cappitelli F. 2009. "N-vanillylnonanamide tested as a non-toxic antifoulant, applied to surfaces in a polyurethane coating". Biotechnology Letters 31, 1407-1413. IF (2009) 1.636.

25* Villa F., Cappitelli F., Principi P., Polo A., Sorlini C. 2009. "Permeabilization method for in-situ investigation of fungal conidia on surfaces", Letters in Applied Microbiology 48, 234-240. IF (2009) 1.640.

24* Principi P., Villa F., Giussani B., Zanardini E., Cappitelli F., Sorlini C. 2009. "The effect of copper on the structure of the ammonia-oxidizing microbial community in an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant", Microbial Ecology 57, 215-220. IF (2009) 3.251.

23* Cappitelli F., Fermo P., Vecchi R., Piazzalunga A., Valli G., Zanardini E., Sorlini C. 2009. "Chemical-physical and microbiological measurements for indoor air quality assessment at the Ca' Granda Historical Archive, Milan (Italy)", Water, Air & Soil Pollution 201, 109-120. IF (2009) 1.398.

22* Cappitelli F., Abbruscato P., Foladori P., Zanardini E., Ranalli G., Principi P., Villa F. , Polo A., Sorlini C. 2009. "Detection and elimination of cyanobacteria from frescoes: The case of the St. Brizio Chapel (Orvieto Cathedral, Italy)", Microbial Ecology 57(4), 633-639. IF (2009) 3.251.

21* Brusetti L., Malkhazova I., Gtari M., Tamagnini I., Borin S., Merabishvili M., Chanishvili N., Mora D., Cappitelli F., Daffonchio D. 2008. "Fluorescent-BOX-PCR for resolving bacterial genetic diversity, endemism and biogeography", BMC Microbiology 2008, 8:220 DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-8-220. IF (2008) 2.877.

20* Cappitelli F., Sorlini C. 2008. "Microorganisms attack synthetic polymers in items representing our cultural heritage", Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(3), 564-569. IF (2008) 3.801.

19* Cappitelli F., Toniolo L., Townsend J. 2007. "Conservation Science 2007", Journal of Cultural Heritage 8, 445. IF (2007) 0.603.

18* Cappitelli F., Toniolo L., Sansonetti A., Gulotta D., Ranalli G., Zanardini E., Sorlini C. 2007. "Advantages of using microbial technology over traditional chemical technology in the removal of black crusts from stone surfaces of historical monuments", Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73(17), 5671-5675. IF (2007) 4.004.

17* Cappitelli F., Principi P., Pedrazzani R., Toniolo L., Sorlini C. 2007. "Bacterial and fungal deterioration of the Milan Cathedral marble treated with protective synthetic resins", Science of the Total Environment 385(1-3), 172-181. IF (2007) 2.102.

16* Cappitelli F., Nosanchuk J. D., Casadevall A., Toniolo L., Brusetti L., Florio S., Principi P., Borin S., Sorlini C., 2007. "Synthetic consolidants attacked by melanin-producing fungi: case study of the biodeterioration of Milan (Italy) Cathedral marble treated with acrylics", Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73(1), 271-277. IF (2007) 4.004.

15* Cappitelli F., Principi P., Sorlini C. 2006. "Biodeterioration of modern materials in Contemporary collections: can biotechnology help?", Trends in Biotechnology 24(8), 350-354. IF (2006) 7.843.

14* Cappitelli F., Zanardini E., Ranalli G., Mello E., Daffonchio D., Sorlini C. 2006. "Improved methodology for bioremoval of black crusts on historical stone artworks by use of sulfate-reducing bacteria", Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72, 3733-3737. IF (2006) 3.532.

13* Pedrazzani R., Alessandri I., Bontempi E., Cappitelli F., Cianci M., Pantos E., Toniolo L., Depero L.E. 2006. "Study of sulphatation of Candoglia marble by means of micro X-ray diffraction experiments", Applied Physics A Materials Science ∓ Processing 83, 689-694. IF (2006) 1.739.

12* Cappitelli F., Sorlini C., Pedemonte E., Princi E., Vicini S. 2006. "Effectiveness of graft synthetic polymers in preventing biodeterioration of cellulose-based materials", Macromolecular Symposia 238, 84-91. IF (2005) 0.913.

11* Cappitelli F., Koussiaki F. 2006. "THM-GCMS and FTIR for the investigation of paints in Picasso's Still Life, Weeping Woman and Nude Woman in a Red Armchair from the Tate Collection, London", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 75, 200-204. IF (2006) 1.412.

10* Cappitelli F. 2006. "2nd International Workshop on Science, Technology and Cultural Heritage", Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 207, 127-128. IF (2006) 2.021.

9* Cappitelli F., Vicini S., Piaggio P., Abbruscato P., Princi E., Casadevall A., Nosanchuk J. D., Zanardini E. 2005. "Investigation of fungal deterioration of synthetic paint binders using vibrational spectroscopic techniques", Macromolecular Bioscience, 5, 49-57. IF (2005) 1.891.

8* Cappitelli F., Sorlini C. 2005. "From papyrus to compact disc: the microbial deterioration of documentary heritage", Critical Reviews in Microbiology 31 (1), 1-10. IF (2005) 2.750.

7* Laguardia L., Vassallo E., Cappitelli F., Mesto E., Cremona A., Sorlini C., Bonizzoni G. 2005. "Investigation of the effects of plasma treatments on biodeteriorated ancient paper". Applied Surface Science 252 (4), 1159-1166. IF (2005) 1.263.

6* Cappitelli F., Zanardini E., Sorlini C. 2004. "The Biodeterioration of Synthetic Resins used in Conservation", Macromolecular Bioscience 4, 399-406. IF (2004) 1.549.

5* Ranalli G., Alfano G., Belli C., Lustrato G., Colombini M. P., Bonaduce I., Zanardini E., Abbruscato P., Cappitelli F., Sorlini C. 2005. Biotechnology applied to cultural heritage: biorestoration of frescoes using viable bacterial cells and enzymes, Journal of Applied Microbiology 98, 73-83. IF (2005) 2.127.

4* Cappitelli F. 2004. "THM-GCMS and FTIR for the study of binding media in Yellow Islands by Jackson Pollock and Break Point by Fiona Banner", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 71 (1), 423-433. IF (2004) 1.352.

3* Cappitelli F., Learner T., Chiantore O. 2002. "An initial assessment of thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry for the identification of oils from dried paint films", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 63 (2), 339-348. IF (2002) 1.160.

2* Stassi A., Zanardini E., Cappitelli F., Schiraldi A., Sorlini C. 1998. "Calorimetric investigations on the metabolism of Bacillus strains isolated from artistic stoneworks", Annali di Microbiologia ed Enzimologia (currently Annals of Microbiology) 48, 111-120. IF (1998) 0.203.

1* Zanardini E., Andreoni V., Borin S., Cappitelli F., Daffonchio D., Talotta P., Sorlini C., Ranalli G., Bruni S., Cariati F. 1997. "Lead-resistant microorganisms from marble red stains of Certosa of Pavia, Italy and use of nucleic acid-based techniques for their detection", International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 40 (2-4), 171-182. IF (1999) 0.568.

International book chapters

* Villa F., Cappitelli F. 2022. "Recent Developments in Microbial Biodeterioration, Treatment and Protection of Historic Stone Buildings" in Cultural Heritage Microbiology: Recent Developments, ed. Mitchell R., Clifford J., Vasanthakumar A., Archetype Publications, London, 85-100, ISBN 9781909492776.

* Cappitelli F., Villa F. 2021. "Novel antibiofilm non-biocidal strategies" in Microorganisms in the Deterioration and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, ed. Joseph E., Springer International Publishing, 117-136, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-69411-1.

* Cappitelli F., Villa F. 2018. "Modern materials and contemporary art" in Biodeterioration and Preservation in Art, Archaeology and Architecture, eds. Mitchell R., Clifford J., Archetype Publications, London, 79-99.

* Sanmartín P., Mitchell R., Cappitelli F. 2016. "Evaluation of Cleaning Methods for Graffiti Removal" in Urban Pollution and Changes to Materials and Building Surfaces, ed. Brimblecombe P., Imperial College Press, London, 291-309.

* Cappitelli F., Villa F., Polo A. 2014. "Culture-Independent Methods to Study Subaerial Biofilm Growing on Biodeteriorated Surfaces of Stone Cultural Heritage and Frescoes" in Microbial Biofilms: Methods and Protocols, ed. Donelli G., Springer, 341-366.

* Cappitelli F., Villa F., Sorlini C. 2011. "New Environmentally Friendly Approaches against Biodeterioration of Outdoor Cultural Heritage" in Biocolonization of Stone: Control and Preventive Methods, Proceedings from the MCI Workshop Series, eds. Charola A. E., McNamara C., Koestler R. J. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (SISP), 51-58.

* Cappitelli F., Sorlini C. 2010. "Paper and Manuscripts" in Cultural Heritage Microbiology: Fundamental Studies in Conservation Science, eds. Mitchell R., McNamara C.J., Washington: ASM Press, 45-59.

* Cappitelli F. 2010. "Synthetic Polymers" in Cultural Heritage Microbiology: Fundamental Studies in Conservation Science, eds. Mitchell R., McNamara C.J., Washington: ASM Press, 153-166.

* Townsend J., Toniolo L., Cappitelli F. 2008. "Conservation Science 2007", Foreword and Acknowledgements, Archetype: London, ix.

* Zanardini E., Cappitelli F., Ranalli G., Sorlini C. 2008. "Metals" in Plant Biology for Cultural Heritage. Biodeterioration and Conservation, eds. Caneva G., Nugari M. P., Salvadori O., USA Oxford University Press, 153-156.

* May E., Webster A.M., Inkpen R., Zamarreño D., Kuever J., Rudolph C., Warscheid T., Sorlini C., Cappitelli F., Zanardini E., Ranalli G., Krage L., Vgenopoulos A., Katsinis D., Mello E., Malagodi M. 2008. "The BIOBRUSH project for bioremediation of heritage stone" in Heritage, Microbiology and Science. Microbes, Monuments and Maritime Materials, ed. May E., Jones M., Mitchell J., Cambridge: RSC Publishing, 76-93.

* Fermo P., Cappitelli F., Piazzalunga A., Vecchi R., Valli G., Zanardini E., Sorlini C. 2008. "Chemical-physical and aerobiological Measurements for Indoor Air Quality Assessment at the Ca' Granda Historical Archive, Milan (Italy)" in Conservation Science 2007, London: Archetype Publications, 90-91.

* Cappitelli F. 2006. "2nd International Workshop on Science, Technology and Cultural Heritage", prefazione, Macromolecules in Cultural Heritage, ISBN 3-527-31744-9, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, ix.

* Laguardia L., Vassallo E., Cremona A., Cappitelli F., Zanardini E., Vicini S., Princi E., Mesto E., Cagna M. 2005. "Conservation of biodeteriorated ancient documents and paper consolidation by plasma treatments" in 14th Triennial Meeting, The Hague, 12-16 September 2005: Preprints, ed. I. Verger , 1-84407-253-3, James ∓ James (Science Publishers) Ltd.: London, Vol. I, 193-198.

* Cappitelli F. 2003. "The chemical characterisation of alkyd resins by thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation - gas chromatography / mass spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy", Conservation Science 2002, ISBN 1873132883, Conservation Science 2002, eds. Joyce H. Townsend, Katherine Eremin and Annemie Adriaens, London: Archetype Publications, 242-247.

* Cappitelli F., Learner T., Cummings A. 2002. "Thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation pyrolysis - gas chromatography / mass spectrometry for the chemical characterisation of traditional and synthetic binders" in 13th Triennial Meeting Rio De Janeiro 22-27 September 2002 : Icom Committee for Conservation Preprints, ISBN 1902916301, 22-27 September 2002, ed. Vontobel R., James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd.: London, Vol. I, 231-237.

* Cappitelli F. 2002. "Thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation - gas chromatography / mass spectrometry for the chemical characterisation of binding media in 20th century paintings", in Plastics in Art. History, Technology and Preservation, ISBN 3-935643-05-5, ed. van Oosten T., Shashoua Y., and Waentig F., Monaco: Anton Siegl Fachbuchhandlung GmbH, 60-68.

* Cappitelli F., Zanardini E., Principi P., Realini M., Sorlini C. 2002. "The biodegradability of synthetic resins used as binding media in housepaints", in Plastics in Art. History, Technology and Preservation, ISBN 3-935643-05-5, ed. van Oosten T., Shashoua Y., and Waentig F., Monaco: Anton Siegl Fachbuchhandlung GmbH, 124-133.

Italian book chapters

* Cappitelli F., Polo A., Sorlini C., 2012. "Indagini microbiologiche delle superfici del cortile e dell'aria" in Il Cortile del Richini dell'Università degli Studi di Milano - Monitoraggio e Piano di Conservazione programmata, Università degli Studi di Milano, 85-90.

* Sorlini C., Cappitelli F. 2009. "Nuove tecnologie per la conservazione delle opere d'arte: i batteri come agenti di pulitura" in Science and cultural heritage in the Mediterranean area, Regione Sicilia, Palermo, I Quaderni di Palazzo Montalbo n. 15, 362-363.

* Villa F., Sorlini C., Cappitelli F. 2009. "Biodeterioramento di consolidanti e adesivi naturali e sintetici" in L'Attenzione alle Superfici Pittoriche. Materiali e Metodi per il Consolidamento e Metodi Scientifici per Valutarne l'efficacia - 2, ed. CESMAR7 and Kunzelman D., Il Prato, quarto congresso internazionale Colore e Conservazione, Milan, 33-37.

* Ranalli G., Zanardini E., Cappitelli F., 2008. "Depurazione biologica delle acque" in Microbiologia Agroambientale Volume II, ed. Biavati B. e Sorlini C., Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milan, 539-580.

* Cappitelli F., Ranalli G., Zanardini E., 2008. "Microrganismi e beni culturali: tra deterioramento e biorisanamento" in Microbiologia Agroambientale Volume II, ed. Biavati B. e Sorlini C., Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milan, 616-633.

* Sorlini C., Zanardini E., Cappitelli F. 2006. "Biotecnologie microbiche per la pulitura dell'ara" in La Pietà Rondanini: il Michelangelo di Milan. Conoscenza e conservazione, ed. M.T. Fiorio e L. Toniolo, Quaderni del Castello Sforzesco no. 6, Comune di Milan, 193-198.

* Sorlini C., Zanardini E., Cappitelli F. 2006. "Valutazione del rischio aerobiologico" in La Pietà Rondanini: il Michelangelo di Milan. Conoscenza e conservazione, ed. M.T. Fiorio e L. Toniolo, Quaderni del Castello Sforzesco no. 6, Comune di Milan, 177-182.

* Sorlini C., Cappitelli F. 2006. "Biotecnologie microbiche applicate alla conservazione dei Beni Culturali", AIDA Annuario Italiano di Archeometria n. 3, Centro Servizi Archeometria, 53-54.

* Zanardini E., Cappitelli F., Ranalli G., Sorlini C. 2005. "Metalli" in La biologia vegetale per i beni culturali, Vol I., ed. Caneva G., Nugari M. P., Salvadori O., Nardini Editore, Firenze, 152-155.

Italian patent

MI2006A000776, 19.04.2006, "Procedimento di biopulitura di superfici di manufatti di diversa natura chimica ed edifici", inventors Claudia Sorlini, Francesca Cappitelli, Elisabetta Zanardini, Giancarlo Ranalli (given to the Italian enterprise Micro4you).

National and international journals without IF

* Cappitelli F., 2016. "Biocleaning of Cultural Heritage Surfaces" in The Open Conference Proceedings Journal 7, (suppl 1: M6) 65-69.

* Tarsitani G., Moroni C., Cappitelli F., Pasquariello G., Maggi O., 2014. "Microbiological analysis of surfaces of Leonardo da Vinci's Atlantic Codex: biodeterioration risk" in International Journal of Microbiology, Volume 2014, Article ID 214364.

* Ranalli G., Belli C., Alfano G., Lustrato G., Zanardini E., Cappitelli F., Sorlini C. 2009. "Bio-cleaning of cultural heritage surfaces: biotechnological contributions. Bioremediation of works of art", Household and Personal Care TODAY 3, 36-39.

* Sorlini C., Cappitelli F. 2008. "The application of viable bacteria for the biocleaning of cultural heritage surfaces" COALITION, 15, 18-20.

* Cappitelli F., Sorlini C. 2006. "Potenzialità delle tecniche di biologia molecolare per lo studio di biodeteriogeni presenti nell'aria", XI Congresso Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Aerobiologia, GEA, Giornale Europeo di Aerobiologia, ISSN 1127-0810, 1, 113-114.

* Sorlini C., Cappitelli F. 2006. "Famosi capolavori salvati dai batteri", Prometeus, 11, 4-5.

* Cappitelli F. 2002. "I leganti nella pittura del XX secolo: storia e indagine diagnostica", Kermes 47, 35-40.

* Cappitelli F. 2000. "Difficulties in the scientific study of synthetic materials in paints", V∓A Conservation Journal 34, spring, 13-14.

* Cappitelli F., Jones H. 2000. "Defining conservation science: training and the profession", V&A Conservation Journal 36, autumn, 15-16.

* Cappitelli F., Iozzi F. 1998. "DNA, ultima frontiera del calcolo?", Lettera Matematica PRISTEM, Centro Eleusi Università Bocconi, 27-28 March-June, 14-19.

Interviews and TV programmes

* Interview released to the Austrian programme Nano, 23 May 2023, (starts at 15 min 44 s)

* Interview released to Biotecnologie News "Perchè le molecole naturali possono intervenire sui biofilm", 31 March 2021.

* Interview released to Chemical & Engineering News "For Cave's Art, An Uncertain Future. Disagreement on conservation course of action complicates a potential reopening", 24 October 2011.

* Interview released to Corriere della Sera "Batteri mangiasmog per curare la Pietà", 25 November 2010.

* Interview released to Omnimilano "Monumenti, batteri per restaurarli: alla Statale arriva la biopulitura", 26 November 2009.

* Interview released to Il sole 24 ore "Pulizia a regole d'arte", NOVA, 31 January 2008.

* Interview released to Deutsche Welle radio "Scientists Turn to Bacteria to Clean Europe's Architectural Gems" 25 December 2007.

* Interview released to Il sole 24 ore, "Così creiamo i batteri per pulire i monumenti", 16 November 2007.

* Interview released to Der Spiegel "Mikroben in Kultur" (numero 16 10.4.04, pagina 142).

* Participation in Superquark biology, "Batteri per restauri", 23 August 2004.

* Participation in "La maratona dell'innovazione" organizzata dalla Camera di Commercio di Milano, 10 July 2006, Milan.