Preliminary list of speakers and tentative titles

Tommaso Bellini, University of Milan, Italy, Label-free optical biosensors

Francesca Bragheri, CNR – Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, Milan, Italy, On-chip integrated advanced 3D fluorescence microscopy

Nunzio Cennamo, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy, Simple and highly sensitive Bio-Chemical Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors

Gabriella Cincotti, University of Rome TRE, Rome, Italy, Photonic devices and techniques for bacterial characterization

Vincent Couderc, Université de Limoges, France, Applications of nonlinear optics in multimode fibers for multiphoton imaging and CARS spectroscopy

Antonello Cutolo, “Federico II” University of Naples, Italy, Fiber optic biosensors for Nanomedicine

Antonio d’Alessandro, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Photonic devices based on liquid crystals for life science applications

Luciano De Sio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Nanotechnology for precision medicine using LC and nanoparticles

Massimo De Vittorio, University of Lecce, Italy, Technologies for optogenetics and neurophotonics

Pietro Ferraro, Institute for the Study of Macormolecules (ISMAC) – CNR Italy, Liquid biopsy by phase contrast tomography

Oleg Lavrentovich, Kent State University, USA, Electro-optics of oblique helicoidal cholesterics

Liana Lucchetti, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, Optical tweezers and LC bioapplications

Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Italy, Integrated silicon biosensor for aflatoxin detection/ Neuromorphic photonics and the brain

Roberto Pini, Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC) – CNR, Italy, Advances in plasmonic nanovectors for tumor theranostics/Early diagnosis of Alzeheimer biomarkers by means of SERS nanostructured platforms

Young Min Song, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea, Colorimetric sensing platforms for quantification of bioparticles

Stefan Stanciu, University of Bucarest, Romania, Multiphoton microscopy of tissues for disease diagnostics/Applications of Scattering-type Scanning Near Field Microscopy in life and materials sciences

Giuseppe Strangi, Case Western Reserve University, USA/Unical,  Italy, Metamaterial based biochips

Antonello Vannucci, Photonics 42, Italy, Packaging issue of photonic biochips

Claudio Zannoni, University of Bologna, Italy, Introduction of LC