XVI - Edition 2012

SIBPA - Società Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata

IVSLA - Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti

ENCITEThe European Network for Cell Imaging and Tracking Expertise


XVI School of Pure and Applied Biophysics


Multimodal Methods for Cell Imaging and Tracking

Venice, - Campo Santo Stefano, January 30th- Febrauary 3rd, 2012

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email application and CV to giuseppe.chirico(at)unimib.it

 Organised by:

 SIBPA - Società Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata
IVSLA - Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti

Scientific Coordinators

  • Giovanni Giacometti (IVSLA and University of Padua)
  • Giovanni Felice Azzone (IVSLA and University of Padova)
  • Giuseppe Chirico (University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, I)
  • Maddalena Collini (University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, I)
  • Francesca Granucci (University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, I)

Director of the School

School overview and definitive program
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The School focuses on contemporary biophysical topics. The selected subjects will draw young researchers' attention to frontier research issues of considerable scientific and educational impact. The School will be held in the magnificent Palazzo Franchetti, the premises of the "Istituto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti" located in the historical centre of Venice.

In 2012, the subject of the school is MultimodalMethods for Cell Imaging and Tracking covering the following topics:

  1. - Tracking the Immunological response
  2. - Intravital two-photon imaging
  3. - Principles/Applications of CARS microscopy in Life Science
  4. - Nanomedicine strategies for molecular targets with MRI
  5. - Cell imaging with optical and opto-acoustic imaging


S. Aime, Università di Torino, Torino, I.

G. Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, I.

R. J. de Boer, Utrecth University, NL.

A. Diaspro; Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, I.

L. Fetler, M. Curie Institute, Paris, F.

P. Friedl, Radboud, University Nijmegen, NL.

M. Iannacone, HSR, San Raffaele Foundation, Milano, I.

F. Kiessling, University Aachen, Aachen,D.

G. Lanza, University Washington, USA.

S. Massberg, University Munchen, D.

V. Ntziachristos, TUM/ Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, D

F.S. Pavone, LENS, University Firenze, I.

G. Ratto, CNR, university Pisa, I.

P. Wiseman; McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

A. Zumbusch, Universität Konstanz, D.

ACCESS TO THE LECTURES (limited to school participants)


Maximum 30 students will be admitted to the school.

A poster session will be held for students to present their activity.

The participation fee is 350 Euro which includes five nights' accommodation and attendance at the lessons.
The fee for students who do not need night's accommodation is 165 Euros.

Applicants are admitted to the school by the Scientific Committee based on the information provided on the application form (short curriculum). The results of the selection will be individually communicated by e-mail (or phone).
Payment must be performed within two weeks of notification of admission.
Applications are encouraged from all young scientists (PhD students and post doctors) interested in the topics of the school.

Supported by

This year the school is co-sponsored by:

 novonordisk cordisunimib

Further information can be obtained from

Giuseppe Chirico
Dipartimento di Fisica

Università di Milano Bicocca
Piazza della Scienza, 3

20126, Milano, I.

Phone:  +39 02-64482440 

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Giorgio M. Giacometti
Dept. of Biology

University of Padova
Viale G. Colombo, 3

35131 Padova - Italy

Phone:  +39 049 8276326 

Fax: +39 049 8276300

E-mail: gcometti(at)bio.unipd.it

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