Our main research interest is the process of calcification in soft tissues as a consequence of difference diseases as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.



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  • Tsolaki E, Csincsik L, Xue J, Lengyel I, Bertazzo S (2020) Association of cellular and subcellular calcification with phosphorylated tau in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients bioRxiv doi:


  • Tsolaki E, Doran W, Magnani L, Olivo A, Herrmann IK, Bertazzo S (2020). Invasive breast tumors are characterized by the presence of crystalline nanoparticles bioRxiv doi:


  • Rogers, M. A., Buffolo, F., Schlotter, F., Atkins, S. K., Lee, L. H., Halu, A., . . . Aikawa, E. (2020). Annexin A1-dependent tethering promotes extracellular vesicle aggregation revealed with single-extracellular vesicle analysis. Science advances, 6 (38). doi:10.1126/sciadv.abb1244



  • Anthis, A. H. C., Tsolaki, E., Didierlaurent, L., Staubli, S., Zboray, R., Neels, A., . . . Herrmann, I. K. (2019). Nano-analytical characterization of endogenous minerals in healthy placental tissue: Mineral distribution, composition and ultrastructure. Analyst, 144 (23), 6850-6857. doi:10.1039/c9an01312a


  • Tsolaki, E., & Bertazzo, S. (2019). Pathological Mineralization: The Potential of Mineralomics. Materials (Basel), 12 (19). doi:10.3390/ma12193126











  • Krohn, J. B., Hutcheson, J. D., Martinez-Martinez, E., Irvin, W. S., Bouten, C. V. C., Bertazzo, S., . . . Aikawa, E. (2016). Discoidin Domain Receptor-1 Regulates Calcific  Extracellular Vesicle Release in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Fibrocalcific Response  via Transforming Growth Factor-beta Signaling. ArteriosclerosisThrombosis and Vascular Biology, 36 (3), 525-533.

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  • Bertazzo, S. (2015). Biomineralization. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 46, 1.








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       cardiovascular tissue calcification. Nature Materials, 12 (6), 576-583.

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- Materials 360 online