Institute of Crystallography - CNR
Senior Researcher

Caliandro Rocco


Dr. Rocco Caliandro graduated in Physics at the University of Bari in 1993 (grade 110/110, supervisor Prof. B. Ghidini). After a year of military service carried out at the Data Processing Unit of the Navy in Taranto, in 1995 he was a post-graduate scholarship holder (call n.201.19.1 of 30/11/94) at the Institute for Research and Development of Crystallographic Methodologies of the CNR (in practice the Institute which later became the Institute of Crystallography), under the guidance of Prof. C. Giacovazzo. In 1996 he began the PhD course (XI cycle) at the Interuniversity Department of Physics of the University of Bari. In 1999 he obtained a PhD in Physics, discussing a thesis entitled “Production of strange particles in lead interactions -lead and proton-lead at 160 GeV / c per nucleon ”, supervisor: Prof. B. Ghidini. He continued his research in High Energy Physics during his stay at CERN from February to May 1999, during a two-year postdoctoral fellowhip for experimental physicists (call n.7197 of 14/6/1998) of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and during a university research grant (D.R.n.11042 of 20/12/2000), entitled “Quark and Gluoni Plasma Research”, carried out at the Inter-University Physics Department of the University of Bari from 1 June 2001 to 27 December 2001. On 28 December 2001 he was hired by the CNR as a permanent researcher at the Institute of Crystallography. In July 2018 he was eligible for the public competition based on qualifications and interview call 367,171 – strategic area “Biomolecules and Biomaterials for health” and was hired by the CNR with the profile of Senior Researcher in October 2020.

Protein Crystallography, Phasing Methods, Multivariate Analysis, Pair Distribution Function, Molecular Dynamics, Computational Modeling

Universiy of Bari: Departments of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics, Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceuticals

Italian National Council of Researches (CNR): ISPA, IPSP, ITM

University of Perugia

Italian Institute of Technology (IIT): Genoa, Lecce


New features of the RootProf program for model-free analysis of unidimensional profiles

A. Mazzone, M. Lopresti, B. D. Belviso and R. Caliandro

Journal of applied crystallography (Online) (2023)

Towards the extraction of the crystal cell parameters from pair distribution function profiles

Pietro Guccione, Domenico Diacono, Stefano Toso, Rocco Caliandro

IUCrJ (2023)

Unveiling the Influence of Hydrated Deep Eutectic Solvents on the Dynamics of Water-Soluble Proteins

Parisse, Gianluca; Narzi, Daniele; Belviso, Benny Danilo; Capriati, Vito; Caliandro, Rocco; Trotta, Massimo; Guidoni, Leonardo

The journal of physical chemistry. B (2023)

Stretching the chains: the destabilizing impact of Cu2+ and Zn2+ ions on K48-linked diubiquitin

Mangini, Vincenzo; Grasso, Giulia; Belviso, Benny Danilo; Sciacca, Michele F. M.; Lanza, Valeria; Caliandro, Rocco; Milardi, Danilo

Dalton transactions (2003. Print) (2023)

Human aromatic amino acid decarboxylase is an asymmetric and flexible enzyme: implication in AADC deficiency

Bisello Giovanni1, Ribeiro Rui P2, Perduca Massimiliano2, Belviso Benny Danilo3, Polverino de’ Laureto Patrizia4, Giorgetti Alejandro2, Caliandro Rocco3, Bertoldi Mariarita1

Protein science (Online) (2023)

A workflow for the development of template-assisted membrane crystallization downstream processing for monoclonal antibody purification

Rajoub Nazer, Gerard Charline JJ , Pantuso Elvira, Fontananova Enrica, Caliandro Rocco, Belviso Benny Danilo, Curcio Efrem , Nicoletta Fiore P, Pullen James, Chen Wenqian, Heng Jerry YY, Ruane Sean, Liddell John, Alvey Natalie, ter Horst Joop H, Di Profio Gianluca

Nature protocols (2023)

hERG stereoselective modulation by mexiletine-derived ureas: Molecular docking study, synthesis, and biological evaluation

Milani Gualtiero1, Budriesi Roberta2, Tavazzani Elisa3, Cavalluzzi Maria Maddalena1, Mattioli Laura Beatrice2, Miniero Daniela Valeria4, Delre Pietro5,6, Belviso Benny Danilo6, Denegri Marco3, Cuocci Corrado6, Rotondo Natalie Paola1, De Palma Annalisa4, Gualdani Roberta7, Caliandroro Rocco , Mangiatordi6, Giuseppe Felice6, Kumawat Amit8, Camilloni Carlo8, Priori Silvia3,9,10, Lentini Giovanni1

Archiv der Pharmazie (Weinh.) (2023)

Mixed Valence of Bismuth in Hexagonal Chalcohalide Nanocrystals

Danila Quarta Stefano Toso, Gabriele Saleh, Rocco Caliandro, Anna Moliterni, Andrea Griesi, Giorgio Divitini, Ivan Infante, Giuseppe Gigli, Cinzia Giannini, Liberato Manna and Carlo Giansante

Chemistry of materials (2023)

Stable CsPbBr3 Nanoclusters Feature a Disk-like Shape and a Distorted Orthorhombic Structure

Zhang, Baowei; Altamura, Davide; Caliandro, Rocco; Giannini, Cinzia; Peng, Lucheng; De Trizio, Luca; Manna, Liberato

Journal of the American Chemical Society (Print) (2022)

The role of cytochrome c in the chromate reduction by Rhodobacter sphaeroides

Varsalona, Maria; Belviso, Benny Danilo; Labarile, Rossella; Italiano, Francesca; Farinola, Gianluca Maria; Trotta, Massimo; Caliandro, Rocco


Crystal Structure of the Human Copper Chaperone ATOX1 Bound to Zinc Ion

Vincenzo Mangini, Benny Danilo Belviso, Maria Incoronata Nardella, Giovanni Natile, Fabio Arnesano, Rocco Caliandro

Biomolecules (2022)

Enantiomeric Separation and Molecular Modelling of Bioactive 4-Aryl-3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-one Ester Derivatives on Teicoplanin-Based Chiral Stationary Phase

Bolognino, Isabella; Carrieri, Antonio; Purgatorio, Rosa; Catto, Marco; Caliandro, Rocco; Carrozzini, Benedetta; Belviso, Benny Danilo; Majellaro, Maria; Sotelo, Eddy; Cellamare, Saverio; Altomare, Cosimo Damiano

Separations (2022)

Multivariate versus traditional quantitative phase analysis of X-ray powder diffraction and fluorescence data of mixtures showing preferred orientation and microabsorption

Lopresti M.; Mangolini B.; Milanesio M.; Caliandro R.; Palin L.

Journal of applied crystallography (2022)

Structural Characterization of the Full-Length Anti-CD20 Antibody Rituximab

Belviso B.D.; Mangiatordi G.F.; Alberga D.; Mangini V.; Carrozzini B.; Caliandro R.

Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences (2022)

Halide perovskites as disposable epitaxial templates for the phase-selective synthesis of lead sulfochloride nanocrystals

Toso S.; Imran M.; Mugnaioli E.; Moliterni A.; Caliandro R.; Schrenker N.J.; Pianetti A.; Zito J.; Zaccaria F.; Wu Y.; Gemmi M.; Giannini C.; Brovelli S.; Infante I.; Bals S.; Manna L.

Nature communications (2022)

Colloidal Bismuth Chalcohalide Nanocrystals

Quarta D.; Toso S.; Giannuzzi R.; Caliandro R.; Moliterni A.; Saleh G.; Capodilupo A.-L.; Debellis D.; Prato M.; Nobile C.; Maiorano V.; Infante I.; Gigli G.; Giannini C.; Manna L.; Giansante C.

Angewandte Chemie (Int. ed., Print) (2022)

Multivariate Analysis Applications in X-ray Diffraction

Guccione, Pietro; Lopresti, Mattia; Milanesio, Marco; Caliandro, Rocco

Crystals (Basel) (2021)

Three-dimensional structure of human cyclooxygenase (hCOX)-1

Morena Miciaccia 1,5 , Benny Danilo Belviso 2,5 , Mariaclara Iaselli 1 , Gino Cingolani 3 , Savina Ferorelli 1 , Marianna Cappellari 4 , Paola Loguercio Polosa 4 , Maria Grazia Perrone 1 , Rocco Caliandro 2* & Antonio Scilimati 1

Scientific reports (Nature Publishing Group) (2021)

Structural Insights into the Vapochromic Behavior of Pt- and Pd-Based Compounds

Belviso BD, Marin F, Fuertes S, Sicilia V, Rizzi R, Ciriaco F, Cappuccino C, Dooryhee E, Falcicchio , Maini L, Altomare A, Caliandro R

Inorganic chemistry (2021)

Introducing Protein Crystallization in Hydrated Deep Eutectic Solvents

Benny Danilo Belviso, Filippo Maria Perna, Benedetta Carrozzini, Massimo Trotta,* Vito Capriati,* and Rocco Caliandro

ACS sustainable chemistry & engineering (2021)

Deep Eutectic Solvents A new opportunity for protein crystallization

Benny Danilo Belviso, Filippo Maria Perna, Benedetta Carrozzini, Massimo Trotta, Vito Capriati, Rocco Caliandro