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At the Biophysics and Biosignals Laboratory the structure and dynamics of biological systems are investigated at multiple scales by an experimental and application-oriented interdisciplinary approach. Modern techniques of optical and functional imaging, quantitative modelling and computer simulation are applied, in particular, to study cardiovascular and neural systems. Research objectives range from biophysical aspects to biomedical applications. Translational research is accomplished in collaboration with several medical institutions and biomedical industries.

Main research activities:
  • Non-linear bioimaging
    - Insect “in-vivo” neuroimaging
    - Biomedical applications of optical tomography
    - Synthesis and optical characterization of nano-containers for biomedical applications
  • Physics of the heart
    - Cardiac electro-mechanical activity in physiological and pathological conditions
    - Multiscale cardiac tissue characterization
    - Cardiac signal and image processing for clinical applications
  • Biosignal processing and physiological system modeling


Group members

Researchers Albrecht HaaseChiara La TessaFrancesco Tommasino
PAT researcher Flavia Ravelli
Postdocs Ettore Tiraboschi
PhD students Sofia ColombiMarta MissiaggiaMirko Zanon
Fellows Michela Masè
Technical staff Elvira D’Amato