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41. Asuri P, Faccio G. 2022 Editorial: Protein-Material Interfaces: Fundamentals and Applications Front. Mol. Biosci. doi:


40. Ihssen J, Faccio G, Yao C, Sirec T, Spitz U. 2021 Fluorogenic in vitro activity assay for the main protease Mpro from SARS-CoV-2 and its adaptation to the identification of inhibitors. STAR Protocols, In press.

39. Faccio G. 2021, Shadowing Plants: Phytochemicals for Sustainable Sun Protection, A Commentary. Cosmetics & Toiletries.


38. Faccio G, 2020 Plant complexity and cosmetic innovation, iScience, DOI: 

37. Weishaupt R, Zünd JN, Heuberger L, Zuber F, Faccio G. Robotti F, Ferrari A, Fortunato G, Ren Q, Maniura-Weber K, Guex AG. 2020 Antibacterial, Cytocompatible, Sustainably Sourced: Cellulose Membranes with Bifunctional Peptides for Advanced Wound Dressings, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 1901850.


36. Faccio* G, Cont A, Mailand E, Zare-Eelanjegh E, Malini RI,  Maniura-Weber K, Rossi RM, Spano* F, 2019 Complete inclusion of bioactive molecules and particles in polydimethylsiloxane: a straightforward process under mild conditions, Scientific reports 9 (1), 1-8

35. Weishaupt R, Heuberger L, Siqueira G, Gutt B, Zimmermann T, Maniura-Weber K, Salentinig S*, Faccio G* Enhanced biocidal activity and structural transitions of a nanocellulose-nisin biocomposite suspension, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10, 23, 20170-20181,
34. Vandenbossche M, Gunkel-Grabole G, Car A, Bernard L, Rupper P, Maniura-Weber K, Heuberger M, Faccio G, Hegemann D. Near-surface structure of plasma polymer films affects surface behavior in water and its interaction with proteins, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 38(4):851-870,
33. Faccio G, From Protein Features to Sensing Surfaces. INVITED REVIEW,  Sensors,
18(4), doi:10.3390/s18041204,
32. Bernard L, Rupper P, Faccio G, Hegemann D, Scholder O, Heuberger M, Maniura-Weber K, Vandenbossche M 2018 Plasma polymer film designs through the eyes of ToF-SIMS, Biointerphases 13, 03B417 doi: .10.1116/1.5016046


31.Nivala O, Faccio G, Arvas M, Permi P, Buchert J, Kruus K, Mattinene M-L 2017 Characterization of sulfhydryl oxidase from Aspergillus tubingensisBMC Biochemistry  18:15, doi: 10.1186/s12858-017-0090-4
30. Faccio* G, Salentinig* S. 2017 Enzyme-triggered dissociation of a FRET-based protein biosensor monitored by synchrotron SAXSBiophysical Journal, 113(8):1731–1737.
29. Ihssen J,  Jankowska D, Ramsauer T, Reiss R, Luchsinger R,  WiesliL, Schubert M, Thöny-Meyer L, Faccio* G 2017 Engineered Bacillus pumilus laccase-like multi-copper oxidase for enhanced oxidation of the lignin model compound guaiacol Protein Engineering, Design & Selection, 1-5. doi:
28. Weishaupt R, Siqueira G, Schubert M, Kämpf MM, Zimmermann T, Maniura-Weber K, Faccio* G 2017 A Protein-nanocellulose paper for sensing copper ions at the nano- to micromolar level, Adv. Funct. Mat., 27(4), 1604291 doi: 10.1002/adfm.201604291
27.  Jankowska D, Bannwarth MB,  Schulenburg C, Faccio G, Maniura-Weber K, Rossi RM, Scherer L, Richter M, Boesel L 2017 Simultaneous detection of pH value and glucose concentrations for wound monitoring, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 87,312–319


26. Vandenbossche* M, Bernard L, Rupper P, Maniura-Weber K, Heuberger M, Faccio G, Hegemann D, Micro-patterned plasma polymer films for bio-sensing, Materials & Design, 114: 123-128.
25. Zare-Eelanjegh E, Bora D, Rupper P, Schrantz K, Thöny-Meyer L, Maniura-Weber K, Richter M, Faccio* G, 2016  Affinity-driven immobilization of proteins to hematite nanoparticles, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8 (31), pp 20432–20439 doi 10.1021/acsami.6b03284
24. Faccio* G†, Schulenburg C†, Jankowska D, Richter* M, 2016, A FRET-based biosensor for the detection of neutrophil elastase, Analyst, 2016,141, 1645-1648
DOI: 10.1039/C5AN01747E, Communication
23. Faccio* G, Bannwarth MB,  Schulenburg C, Steffen V, Jankowska D, Pohl M, Rossi RM, Maniura-Weber K, Boesel L, Richter* M, 2016, Encapsulation of FRET-based glucose and maltose biosensors to develop functionalized silica nanoparticles, Analyst, 2016,141, 3982-3984, DOI: 10.1039/C5AN02573G, Communication


22. Weishaupt R, Siqueira G, Schubert M, Tingaut P, Maniura-Weber K, Zimmermann T, Thöny-Meyer L, Faccio G*, Ihssen J 2015 TEMPO-oxidized nanofibrillated cellulose as a high density carrier for bioactive molecules,  Biomacromolecules, 16, 3640−3650, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01100
21. Richter M*, Schulenburg C, Jankowska D, Heck T, Faccio G,  2015, Novel materials
through Nature’s catalysts
, Materials Today, 18(8):459-467.
20. Faccio* G, Senkalla S, Thöny-Meyer L, Richter M 2015 Enzymatic multi-functionalization of microparticles under aqueous neutral conditions, RSC Advances, 2015,5, 22319-22325, doi:10.1039/C5RA00669D
19. Faccio G, Schrantz K, Ihssen J, Boudoire F, Hu Y, Mun BS, Bora DK, Thöny-Meyer L, Braun* A, 2015, Charge transfer between photosynthetic proteins and hematite in bio-hybrid photoelectrodes for solar water splitting cells, Nano Convergence , 2:9  doi:10.1186/s40580-014-0040-4


18. Braun* A, Boudoire F, Bora DK, Faccio G, Hu Y, Kroll A,  Mun BS, Wilson ST, Biological Components and Bioelectronic Interfaces of Water Splitting Photoelectrodes for Solar Hydrogen Production, Chemistry – A European Journal, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20:1–13, doi: 10.1002/chem.201405123
17. Faccio* G, Kàmpf MM, Piatti C, Thöny-Meyer L, Richter* M 2014 Tyrosinase-catalyzed site-specific immobilization of C-phycocyanin to surface, Scientific Reports 4, Article nr.: 5370, doi:10.1038/srep05370
16. Reiss R, Faccio G, Thöny-Meyer L, Richter* M 2014 Cloning, expression and biochemical characterization of the cholesterol oxidase CgChoA from Chryseobacterium gleum, BMC Biotechnology,14:46 doi:10.1186/1472-6750-14-46
15. Ihssen* J, Braun A, Faccio G, Gajda-Schrantz K, Thöny-Meyer L 2014 Light harvesting proteins for solar fuel generation in bioengineered photoelectrochemical cells, Current Protein & Peptide Science, Special Issue, 15(4):374-384. doi: 10.2174/1389203715666140327105530


14. Nivala O, Mattinen* M-L, Faccio G, Buchert J, Kruus K. 2013 Discovery of novel secreted fungal sulfhydryl oxidases with a plate test screen, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,97(21):9429-37 doi: 10.1007/s00253-012-4753-9
13. Faccio* G, Arvas M, Thöny-Meyer L, Saloheimo M. 2013 Experimental and bioinformatic investigation of the proteolytic degradation of the C-terminal domain of a fungal tyrosinase, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 121:37–45, doi:10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2012.12.006


12. Heck T, Faccio G, Richter M, Thöny-Meyer *L. 2012 Enzyme-catalyzed protein crosslinking MINI-REVIEW, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97(2):461-475, doi:10.1007/s00253-012-4569-z
11. Faccio G, Kruus K, Saloheimo M, Thöny-Meyer* L. 2012 Bacterial tyrosinases and their applications REVIEW, Process Biochemistry, 47(12):1749–1760, doi: /10.1016/j.procbio.2012.08.018
10. Kalliola AK, Savolainen A,  Ohra-Aho T,  Faccio G & Tamminen T. 2012 Reducing the content of VOCs of softwood kraft lignins for material applications,  BioResources, 7(3): 2871-2882
9Faccio* G, Flander L, Buchert J, Saloheimo M & Nordlund E.  2012 Sulfhydryl oxidase enhances the effects of ascorbic acid in wheat dough, Journal of Cereal Science, 5(1):37-43, doi:10.1016/j.jcs.2011.10.002


8Faccio* G, Nivala O, Kruus K, Buchert J & Saloheimo M. 2011  Sulfhydryl oxidases: sources, properties, production and applications INVITED MINI-REVIEW, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 91(4):957-66 doi:10.1007/s00253-011-3440-y
7Faccio G. 2011 Discovery of oxidative enzymes for food engineering. Tyrosinase and sulfhydryl oxidase (Academic dissertation),  Espoo 2011. VTT Publications 763. 101 p. + app. 67 p.ISBN 978-951-38-7737-8
6Faccio* G, Kruus K, Buchert J & Saloheimo M. 2011 Production and characterisation of AoSOX2 from Aspergillus oryzae, a novel flavin-dependent sulfhydryl oxidase with good pH and temperature stability, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 90(3):941-949, doi:10.1007/s00253-011-3129-2
5. Monogioudi* E, Faccio G, Lille M, Poutanen K, Buchert J. & Mattinen M. 2011, Effect of enzymatic cross-linking of β-casein on proteolysis by pepsin, Food Hydrocolloids,  25(1):71-81, doi:10.1016/j.foodhyd.2010.05.007


4Faccio* G, Kruus K, Buchert J & Saloheimo M. 2010, Secreted fungal sulfhydryl oxidases: sequence analysis and characterisation of a representative flavin-dependent enzyme from Aspergillus oryzae, BMC Biochemistry, 11(31), doi:10.1186/1471-2091-11-31
3Faccio* G, Kruus K, Buchert J & Saloheimo M. 2010, Secreted fungal sulfhydryl oxidases: sequence analysis and characterisation of a representative flavin-dependent enzyme from Aspergillus oryzae, Young Scientist Forum. FEBS Journal, 277:273–305,  doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2010.07681.x
2Faccio* G, Gasparetti* C, Arvas M., Buchert J, Saloheimo M & Kruus K. 2010, Discovery of a new tyrosinase-like enzyme family lacking a C-terminally processed domain: production and characterization of an Aspergillus oryzae catechol oxidase, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 86(1):212-226, doi: 10.1007/s00253-009-2258-3
1. Buchert* J, ErciliCura D, Ma H, Gasparetti C, Monogioudi E, Faccio G, Mattinen M, Boer H, Partanen R, Selinheimo E, Lantto R & Kruus K. 2010, Crosslinking Food Proteins for Improved Functionality, Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, 1(1):112-128. doi:10.1146/



Book chapters

2. Faccio G, 2019 Proteins as Nanosized Components of Biosensors, in Nanomaterials Design for Sensing Applications, 2019, Pages 229-255, Elsevier, Editor: Dr. Olena Zenkina ISBN: 978-0-12-814505-0 Download
1. Faccio G,  Richter M, Thöny-Meyer L, 2019 Bioprospecting for microbial tyrosinases in Microbial Catalysts. Volume 2,  Nova Science Publisher, New York . ISBN: 978-1-53616-088-8 .Download


6. Faccio G. Contributor at Medium since Feb 2020
5. Faccio G, 2019, Do your maths, reframe the time spent at work, ThriveGlobal.
4. Faccio G, Cont A, Mailand E, Zare-Eelanjegh E, Innocenti Malini R, Maniura-Weber K, Rossi RM, Spano F, 2019, Complete inclusion of bioactive molecules and particles in polydime-thylsiloxane: a straightforward process under mild conditions, arXiv preprint arXiv:1907.09710
3Faccio G, 2018 From Protein Features to Sensing Surfaces. Preprints 2018, 2018030012 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0012.v1). INVITED REVIEW submitted to Sensors 02.2018, doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0012.v1
2. Faccio G, 2017 Sexism: Flagging gender bias doesn’t always work, Nature 547, 32, Correspondence, doi:10.1038/547032c
1. Faccio G, Swiss fight drug-resistant bacteria on many fronts, 20.07.2016

Publications where my contribution is acknowledged
1. Wang CS, Stewart RJ. The multipart copolyelectrolyte adhesive of the sandcastle worm, Phragmatopoma Californica (Fewkes): catechol oxidase catalyzed curing through peptidyl-DOPA, Biomacromolecules, 14 (5), pp 1607–1617 2012, doi: 10.1021/bm400251k
2. Caldinelli L, Pedotti M, Motteran L, Molla G, Pollegioni L. FAD binding in glycine oxidase from Bacillus subtilis, Biochimie, 91(11–12):1499–1508.

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