TOM4- BioPhotonics and biosensors


Francesca bragheri

Francesca Bragheri,

Italian National
Research Council -
Institute for Photonics
and Nanotechnologies,

Gilles tessier

Gilles Tessier

Francesco baldini sq

Francesco Baldini



Optical sensing, characterization and imaging systems are finding more and more applications in life sciences, a field coined as biophotonics. From biology to pharmaceutics and medicine, a broad range of imaging techniques can now probe biomolecules, cells and tissues with unprecedented resolution, sensitivity and specificity in vitro but also deep inside living organisms or even human patients; at the same time biosensing techniques, both label- and label-free based, are offering promising solutions for a rapid and accurate detection of biomarkers and analytes strongly correlated to specific pathologies.

This TOM aims at bringing together researchers working on the applications of optics in life sciences, from fundamental biology to clinical applications. 



• Tissue optics and spectroscopy
• Advanced Microscopy Techniques (3D, superresolution, multiphoton,…)
• Optical coherence tomography
• Phase imaging
• In-depth imaging: endoscopy, aberration correction and deep tissue imaging
• Integrated devices for biomedicine
• Optical tweezers
• Optical biosensing
• Optical sensors and actuators for biomedical applications
• Optical POCT
• Photonic techniques in (pre-)clinical studies "

Program Committee

Petra Paiè, Politecnico di Milano (IT)

Annalisa Volpe, Politecnico di Bari (IT)

Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, LOB Polytechnique, Palaiseau (FR)

Karsten Plamann, ENSTA, Palaiseau (FR)

Pablo Loza, ICFO (ES)


Laura Lechuga, ICN2 (ES)

Boris Mizaikoff, Ulm University (DE)

Edoardo De Tommasi, ISASI-CNR (IT)

Kirstine Berg-Sørensen, Technical University of Denmark (DK)


Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews (UK)


Invited Speakers

Elisa Michelini

Dept. of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician", University of Bologna (IT)

Title: Bioluminescence biosensing platforms for One Health: from paper sensors to thread-based analytical devices


Jakub Dostalek

Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science (CZ)

Title: Ultrasensitive plasmonic biosensors with single molecule readout


Izabela Kaminska

Center for NanoScience (CeNS, Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München (DE)

Title: Graphene Energy Transfer (GET) and DNA Nanotechnology for single-molecule biosensing and biophysics

Francesca Pennacchietti

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SE)

Title: Live cell imaging at the nanoscale