Paolo Bianchini, born in 1978, obtained his degree in Physics at University of Genoa, Italy, in 2004. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Material Sciences from the University of Genoa with a thesis titled “Multimodal characterization of biological/biocompatible systems by means of advanced microscopy methods”.
His research deals with the design, development and utilization of biophysical instrumentation oriented to the study of biological macromolecules‚ i.e. proteins‚ in thick tissues, in vitro and in vivo. In particular he developed an original setup for SW 2PE-STED (single wavelength two-photon excitation stimulated emission depletion) super-resolution microscopy and another for SHG (second harmonic generation) combined with 2PEF (2-photon excitation fluorescence) microscopy. Other interests are the study on biological molecules to address cell functioning using conventional, confocal microscopy, FLIM (Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy), single molecule imaging, spectral microscopy, nanostructured model systems, bioimaging. He worked also on a nanotechnological approach for the realization of Nanobiorobot, hybrid nanostructured devices made by living cells and polylelctrolyte layers.
Paolo is active member of international scientific societies and has been selected as reviewer of different international scientific journals: Biophysical Journal, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Microscopy Research and Technique, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences.
In modern biomaterial design the generation of an environment mimicking some of the extracellular matrix features is envisaged to support molecular cross-talk between cells and scaffolds during tissue…