Milano-Bicocca Biophysics and Biophotonics Group

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The Biophysics and Biophotonics group at the Department of Physics at University of Milano-Bicocca is active in research and education for nano-technology and biotechnology. Current research interests of the group include optical non-linear excitation microscopy, nanoparticles for biophysical and biomedical applications, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and optical nanoscopy.

The group runs a University facility for non-linear optical microscopy and to this purpose it has collaborations with the Biotechnology, the Experimental Medicine and the Environmental Sciences Departments.

News and Notables
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Example of the output of the μMAPPS algorithm to mouse tendon.
See also: μMAPPS: a novel phasor approach to second harmonic analysis for in vitro-in vivo investigation of collagen microstructure, F. Radaelli, L. D'Alfonso, M. Collini, F. Mingozzi, L. Marongiu, F. Granucci, I. Zanoni, G. Chirico, L. Sironi. Scientific Reports, 7: 17468 (2017)

September 28-29, 2018 Meet me tonight, Milano. Nanostelle d’oro: proièttati nel firmamento della nanomedicina! Usate per scopi decorativi nell’antichità, le nanoparticelle metalliche - i cosidetti “sali d’oro” - trovano oggi importanti applicazioni nel campo della medicina personalizzata: come sensori per imaging nella risonanza magnetica, come nanoveicoli di farmaci fino all’utilizzo in terapie fototermiche per il trattamento di processi infiammatori e di tumori. Irraggiate con luce infrarossa infatti, le nanoparticelle assorbono l’energia trasformandola in calore: si scaldano. L’energia così prodotta è in grado di bruciare le cellule tumorali per esempio, oppure di rilasciare calore nei cerotti termici per sportivi. Insieme ai ricercatori del gruppo di biofisica LABS, si potrà vedere il processo di riscaldamento usando una termocamera oppure un microscopio ottico per vederle all’interno delle cellule.
Ulteriori info: MeetmeTonight_Milano_program
Milano, Giardini di via Palestro.

April 5-11, 2018 International School of Nanomedicine . The INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NANOMEDICINE has the pleasure to invite you to attend the course Nanofluidics, Nanoimaging and Nanomanipulation that will be held on 5-11 April 2018 at International ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE of ERICE (Sicily) Italy.

Jul. 2017 : We offer several Master in Physics (Laurea Specialistica) thesis topics as well as for the doctorate in Physics.

Jul. 2017 : New and notable, Theranostic Nanocages for Imaging and Photothermal Therapy of Prostate Cancer Cells by Active Targeting of Neuropeptide-YReceptor.

Apr. 2017 : New and notable, Photothermal effect of gold nanostar patterns inkjet-printed on coated paper substrates with different permeability.