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Beatrice Bocca

+39 06 4990 2252
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 - Roma (I)

Curriculum vitae


  1. Logozzi M, Mizzoni D, Bocca B, Di Raimo R, Petrucci F, Caimi S, Alimonti A, Falchi M, Cappello F, Campanella C, Caruso Bavisotto C, David S, Bucchieri F, Angelini DF, Battistini L, Fais S. Human primary macrophages scavenge AuNPs and eliminate it through exosomes. A natural shuttling for nanomaterials. European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics 2019;137:23-36.
  2. Ruggieri F, Alimonti A, Bena A, Pino A, Orengia M, Farina E, Salamina G, Procopio E, Gandini M, Cadum E, Bocca B. Human biomonitoring health surveillance for metals near a waste-to-energy incinerator: the 1-year post-operam study. Chemosphere 2019;225:839-848.
  3. Bravo N, Grimalt JO, Bocca B, Pino A, Bin M, Vecchi Brumatti L, Rosolen V, Barbone F, Ronfani L, Alimonti A, Calamandrei G. Urinary metabolites of organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides in children from an Italian cohort (PHIME, Trieste) . Environmental research 2019;176:108508.
  4. Bocca B, Caimi S, Senofonte O, Alimonti A, Petrucci F. ICP-MS based methods to characterize nanoparticles of TiO2 and ZnO in sunscreens with focus on regulatory and safety issues. Science of the total environment 2018;630:922-930.
  5. Bocca B, Senofonte O, Petrucci F. Hexavalent chromium in tattoo inks: dermal exposure and systemic risk. Contact dermatitis 2018;79(4):218-225.
  6. Pino A, Bocca B, Forte G, Majorani C, Petrucci F, Senofonte O, Alimonti A. Determination of mercury in hair of children. Toxicology letters 2018;298:25-32.
  7. Bocca B, Ciccarelli S, Agostino R, Alimonti A. Trace elements, oxidative status and antioxidant capacity as biomarkers in very low birth weight infants. Environmental research 2017;156:705-713.
  8. Bocca B, Sabbioni E, Micetic I, Alimonti A, Petrucci F. Size and metal composition characterization of nano- and microparticles in tattoo inks by a combination of analytical techniques. Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry 2017;32:616-628.
  9. Pino A, Chiarotti F, Calamandrei G, Gotti A, Karakitsios S, Handakas E, Bocca B, Sarigiannis D, Alimonti A. Human biomonitoring data analysis for metals in an Italian adolescents cohort: an exposome approach. Environmental research 2017;159:344-354.
  10. Ruggieri F, Alimonti A, Bocca B. Full validation and accreditation of a method to support human biomonitoring studies for trace and ultra-trace elements. Trends in analytical chemistry 2016;80:471–485.
  11. Bocca B, Bena A, Pino A, D'Aversa J, Orengia M, Farina E, Salamina G, Procopio E, Chiusolo M, Gandini M, Cadum E, Musmeci L, Alimonti A. Human biomonitoring of metals in adults living near a waste-to-energy incineratorin ante-operam phase: focus on reference values and health-based assessments. Environmental research 2016;148:338-350.
  12. Medda E, Minoprio A, Nisticò L, Bocca B, Simonelli V, D'Errico MR, Calcagnile A, Giuliani A, Toccaceli V, Minghetti L, Alimonti A, Stazi MA, Mazzei F, Dogliotti E. The response to oxidative stress and metallomics analysis in a twin study: the role of the environment. Free radical biology and medicine 2016;97:236-243.
  13. Bena A, Orengia M, Cadum E, Farina E, Alimonti A, Bocca B, Chiusolo M, De Felip E, Gandini M, Iamiceli AL, Pino A, Procopio E, Salamina G. Biomonitoring and exposure assessment of people living near or working at an Italian waste incinerator: methodology of the SPoTT study. Environmental monitoring and assessment 2016;188:607.
  14. Peruzzu A, Solinas G, Asara Y, Forte G, Bocca B, Tolu F, Malaguarnera L, Montella A, Madeddu R. Association of trace elements with lipid profiles and glycaemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in northern Sardinia, Italy: an observational study. Chemosphere 2015;132:101-107.
  15. Laux P, Tralau T, Tentschert J, Blume A, Al Dahouk S, Bäumler W, Bernstein E, Bocca B, Alimonti A, Colebrook H, de Cuyper C, Dähne L, Hauri U, Howard PC, Janssen P, Katz L, Klitzman B, Kluger N, Krutak L, Platzek T, Scott-Lang V, Serup J, Teubner W, Schreiver I, Wilkniß E, Luch A. A medical-toxicological view of tattooing. Lancet 2015;Epub 2015 Jul 23:
  16. Fontana L, Leso V, Marinaccio A, Cenacchi G, Papa V, Leopold K, Schindl R, Bocca B, Alimonti A, Iavicoli I. The effects of palladium nanoparticles on the renal function of female Wistar rats. Nanotoxicology 2015;9(7):843-851.
  17. Forte G, Deiana M, Pasella S, Baralla A, Occhineri P, Mura I, Madeddu R, Muresu E, Sotgia S, Zinellu A, Carru C, Bocca B, Deiana L. Metals in plasma of nonagenarians and centenarians living in a key area of longevity. Experimental gerontology 2014;60:197-206.
  18. Bocca B, Pino A, Alimonti A, Forte G. Toxic metals contained in cosmetics: a status report. Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology 2014;68(3):447-467.
  19. Chiarpotto M, Ciasca G, Vassalli M, Rossi C, Campi G, Ricci A, Bocca B, Pino A, Alimonti A, De Sole P, Papi M. Mechanism of aluminium bio-mineralization in the apoferritin cavity. Applied physics letters 2013;103(8):083701-083705.
  20. Madeddu R, Tolu P, Asara Y, Farace C, Forte G, Bocca B. Blood biomonitoring of metals in subjects living near abandoned mining and active industrial areas. Environmental monitoring and assessment 2013;185(7):5837–5846.
  21. Forte G, Bocca B, Peruzzu A, Tolu F, Asara Y, Farace C, Oggiano R, Madeddu R. Blood metals concentration in type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Biological trace element research 2013;156(1-3):79-90.
  22. De Sole P, Rossi C, Chiarpotto M, Ciasca G, Bocca B, Alimonti A, Bizzarro A, Rossi C, Masullo C. Possible relationship between Al/ferritin complex and Alzheimer's disease. Clinical biochemistry 2013;46(1-2):89-93.
  23. Bocca B, Forte G, Pino A, Alimonti A. Heavy metals in powder-based cosmetics quantified by ICP-MS: an approach for estimating measurement uncertainty. Analytical methods 2013;5(2):402-408.
  24. Cristaudo A, Forte G, Bocca B, Petrucci F, Muscardin L, Trento E, Di Carlo A. Permanent tattoos: evidence of pseudolymphoma in three patients and metal composition of the dyes. European journal of dermatology 2012;22(6):776-780.
  25. Iavicoli I, Fontana L, Bergamaschi A, Conti ME, Pino A, Mattei D, Bocca B, Alimonti A. Sub-chronic oral exposure to iridium (III) chloride hydrate in female wistar rats: distribution and excretion of the metal. Dose-response 2012;10(3):405-414.
  26. Pino A, Amato A, Alimonti A, Mattei D, Bocca B. Human biomonitoring for metals in Italian urban adolescents: data from Latium Region. International journal of hygiene and environmental health 2012;215(2):185-190.
  27. Menichini E, Abate V, Attias L, De Luca S, di Domenico A, Fochi I, Forte G, Iacovella N, Iamiceli AL, Izzo P, Merli F, Bocca B. Artificial-turf playing fields: contents of metals, PAHs, PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs, inhalation exposure to PAHs and related preliminary risk assessment. Science of the total environment 2011;409(23):4950-4957.
  28. Bocca B, Mattei D, Pino A, Alimonti A. Uncertainty evaluation in the analysis of biological samples by sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Part B: measurements of As, Co, Cr, Mn, Mo, Ni, Sn and V in human serum. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry 2011;25(3):453-458.
  29. Ristori G, Brescianini S, Pino A, Visconti A, Vittori D, Coarelli G, Cotichini R, Bocca B, Forte G, Pozzilli C, Pestalozza I, Stazi MA, Salvetti M, Alimonti A. Serum elements and oxidative status in clinically isolated syndromes: imbalance and predictivity. Neurology 2011;76(6):549-555.
  30. Forte G, Madeddu R, Tolu P, Asara Y, Marchal JA, Bocca B. Reference intervals for blood Cd and Pb in the general population of Sardinia (Italy). International journal of hygiene and environmental health 2011;214(2):102-109.
  31. Bocca B, Madeddu R, Asara Y, Tolu P, Marchal JA, Forte G. Assessment of reference ranges for blood Cu, Mn, Se and Zn in a selected Italian population. Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology 2011;25(1):19-26.
  32. Conti ME, Bocca B, Iacobucci M, Finoia MG, Mecozzi M, Pino A, Alimonti A. Baseline trace metals in seagrass, algae, and mollusks in a southern Tyrrhenian ecosystem (Linosa Island, Sicily). Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology 2010;58(1):79-95.
  33. Iavicoli I, Bocca B, Fontana L, Caimi S, Bergamaschi A, Alimonti A. Distribution and elimination of palladium in rats after 90-day oral administration. Toxicology and industrial health 2010;26(3):183-189.
  34. Bocca B, Mattei D, Pino A, Alimonti A. Uncertainty evaluation in the analysis of biological samples by sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Part A: measurements of Be, Cd, Hg, Ir, Pb, Pd, Pt, Rh, Sb, U, Tl and W in human serum. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry 2010;24(16):2363-2369.
  35. Pino A, Alimonti A, Conti ME, Bocca B. Iridium, platinum and rhodium baseline concentration in lichens from Tierra del Fuego (South Patagonia, Argentina). Journal of environmental monitoring 2010;12(10):1857-1863.
  36. Iavicoli I, Bocca B, Fontana L, Caimi S, Petrucci F, Bergamaschi A, Alimonti A. Distribution and elimination of palladium in male Wistar rats following 14-day oral exposure in drinking water. Journal of toxicology and environmental health 2009;72(2):88-93.
  37. Bocca B, Forte G, Petrucci F, Costantini S, Izzo P. Metals contained and leached from rubber granulates used in synthetic turf areas. Science of the total environment 2009;407(7):2183-2190.
  38. Forte G, Petrucci F, Cristaudo A, Bocca B. Market survey on toxic metals contained in tattoo inks. Science of the total environment 2009;407(23):5997-6002.
  39. Spada PL, Alimonti A, Bocca B, Ricerca BM, Bocci MG, Carvelli M, Vulpio C, Luciani G, De Sole P. Iron, zinc and aluminium ferritin content of haemodialysis hyperferritinemic patients: comparison with other hyperferritinemic clinical conditions and normoferritinemic blood donors. Clinical biochemistry 2009;42(16-17):1654-1657.
  40. Conti ME, Pino A, Botrè F, Bocca B, Alimonti A. Lichen usnea barbata as biomonitor of airborne elements deposition in the province of Tierra del Fuego (southern Patagonia, Argentina). Ecotoxicology and environmental safety 2009;72(4):1082-1089.
  41. Morello M, Canini A, Mattioli P, Sorge R, Alimonti A, Bocca B, Forte G, Martorana A, Bernardi G, Sancesario G. Sub-cellular localization of manganese in the basal ganglia of normal and manganese-treated rats. An electron spectroscopy imaging and electron energy-loss spectroscopy study. Neurotoxicology 2008;29(1):60-72.
  42. Iavicoli I, Carelli G, Bocca B, Caimi S, Fontana L, Alimonti A. Environmental and biological monitoring of iridium in the city of Rome. Chemosphere 2008;71(3):568-573.
  43. Iavicoli I, Bocca B, Caroli S, Caimi S, Alimonti A, Carelli G, Fontana L. Exposure of Rome city tram drivers to airborne platinum, rhodium and palladium. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine 2008;50(10):1158-1166.
  44. Spada PL, Rossi C, Alimonti A, Bocca B, Cozza V, Ricerca BM, Bocci MG, Vulpio C, De Sole P. Ferritin iron content in haemodialysis patients: comparison with septic and hemochromatosis patients. Clinical biochemistry 2008;41(12):997-1001.
  45. Frazzoli C, Bocca B. Validation, uncertainty estimation and application of a sector field ICP MS-based method for As, Cd and Pb in cow's milk and infant formulas. Microchimica Acta 2008;162(1-2):43-50.
  46. Alimonti A, Bocca B, Lamazza A, Forte G, Rahimi S, Mattei D, Fiori E, Iacomino M, Schillaci A, De Masi E, Pino A. A study on metals content in patients with colorectal polyps. Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A 2008;71(5):342-347.
  47. Pino A, Alimonti A, Botrè F, Minoia C, Bocca B, Conti ME. Determination of twenty five elements in lichens by sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and microwave-assisted acid digestion. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry 2007;21(12):1900-1906.
  48. Alimonti A, Ristori G, Giubilei F, Stazi MA, Pino A, Visconti A, Brescianini S, Sepe-Monti M, Forte G, Stanzione P, Bocca B, Bomboi G, D'Ippolito C, Annibali V, Salvetti M, Sancesario G. Serum chemical elements and oxidative status in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis. Neurotoxicology 2007;28(1):450-456.
  49. Forte G, Bocca B. Quantification of cadmium and lead in offal by SF-ICP-MS: method development and uncertainty estimate. Food chemistry 2007;105(4):1591-1598.
  50. Bocca B, Forte G, Petrucci F, Cristaudo A. Levels of nickel and other potentially allergenic metals in Ni-tested commercial body creams. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 2007;44(5):1197-1202.
  51. Iavicoli I, Bocca B, Carelli G, Caroli S, Caimi S, Alimonti A, Fontana L. Biomonitoring of tram drivers exposed to airborne platinum, rhodium and palladium. International archives of occupational and environmental health 2007;81(1):109-114.
  52. Frazzoli C, D'Ilio S, Bocca B. Determination of Cd and Pb in honey by SF-ICP-MS: validation figures and uncertainty of results. Analytical letters 2007;40:1992-2004.
  53. Bocca B, Forte G, Senofonte O, Violante N, Paoletti L, De Berardis B, Petrucci F, Cristaudo A. A pilot study on the content and the release of Ni and other allergenic metals from cheap earrings available on the Italian market. Science of the total environment 2007;388:24-34.
  54. Alimonti A, Bocca B, Pino A, Ruggieri F, Forte G, Sancesario G. Elemental profile of cerebrospinal fluid in patients with Parkinson's disease. Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology 2007;21:234-241.
  55. Bocca B, Conti ME, Pino A, Mattei D, Forte G, Alimonti A. Simple, fast and low contamination microwave-assisted digestion procedures for the determination of chemical elements in biological and environmental matrices by sector field ICP-MS. International journal of environmental analytical chemistry 2007;87(15):1111-1123.
  56. Bocca B, Lamazza A, Pino A, De Masi E, Iacomino M, Mattei D, Rahimi S, Fiori E, Schillaci A, Alimonti A, Forte G. Determination of 30 elements in colorectal biopsies by sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: method development and preliminary baseline levels. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry 2007;21(11):1776-1782.
  57. Bocca B, Forte G, Ronchi A, Gaggeri R, Alimonti A, Minoia C. Nickel quantification in serum by a validated SF-ICP-MS method: assessment of tentative reference values for an Italian population. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry 2006;20(22):3289-3294.
  58. Bocca B, Alimonti A, Senofonte O, Pino A, Violante N, Petrucci F, Sancesario G, Forte G. Metal changes in CSF and peripheral compartments of parkinsonian patients. Journal of the neurological sciences 2006;248:23-30.
  59. Bocca B, Caimi S, Smichowski P, Gómez D, Caroli S. Monitoring Pt and Rh in urban aerosols from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Science of the total environment 2006;358(1-3):255-264.

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