Biophotonics
Area Manager: Francesco Saverio Pavone
In the Biophotonics area we working on different spatial and temporal scales, setting up microscopy methodologies to bridge between them. In this respect, we are ranging from single molecule biophysics problems, up to single cell and complex cells environments like tissues. In all cases, we are putting together the development of optical imaging techniques with optical manipulation ones, like light activation on molecules or manipulation with laser radiation. Biological problems studied are ranging from nano to micro, meso and macro scales in the spatial domain, from milliseconds up to months in the temporal domains. Together with this, Artificial Intelligence tools are used and developed to treat big data content and data analysis. Basic studies are generating also applications in the field of biomedical imaging with connections to clinics and industries, together with new microscopy techniques, new software for data analysis, and new biomedical devices.