About NBI

Our research is focused on the development and translation of nonlinear optical methods to imaging applications of preclinical relevance. This scientific endeavor can succeed only within truly interdisciplinary networks that we have been establishing over the years. Feel free to get in contact with us for any question or proposal.

Job Offers

We have no formal openings for PhD and PostDoc positions at present. Contact us in case of interest in our research or for Master and short internships.

News & Seminars

  • 15-19.07.2024 INRAE/ONIRIS team from Nantes is visiting us for joint measurements on stem cells in blood and dystrophic muscles
  • 01.07.2024 Visit and talk by Yoseline Cabara from the Wyss Center, Geneva
  • 24.06.2024 Visit and talk by Dr. Simone Spinozzi from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Lausanne. Simone will discuss how Nexilin is essential for cardiac T-tubule development and organisation on Monday, June 24th at 11 AM in Room 178 AEM.
  • 19.06.2024 Congratulations to Nicolas Faust for his Master thesis in Applied Physics: Assessing the efficiency of Wasserstein distance to quantify image quality in microscopy
  • 12.06.2024 Our article in collaboration with S. Karpf's and P. Horvath's group has been published in Small. Congratulations to Shayantani, Alexandra, and Moritz!
  • 11.06.2024 Luigi is presenting the work of the NBI group at From Solid State to Biophysics XI, in Dubrovnik
  • 18-19.04.2024 Visit and talks by Prof. Michele Celebrano - PoliMI (Thursday 18th at 1.30 pm, SCI-II 457) and by Prof. Giulia Tagliabue - EPFL (Friday 19th at 11 am, AEM-138).
  • 11.04.2024 Visit by Dr. Margaux Bouzin - Università Milano Bicocca. Margaux will discuss Model-based image reconstruction for super-resolution photo-thermal imaging on Thursday, April 11th at 11 am Room AEM 178.
  • 15.03.2024 Congratulations to Paulí and Volodym in Geneva, Florian, and the team in Annecy for the article accepted in Nanoscale!
  • 12.03.2024 Alexandra and Moritz are presenting their posters at the upcoming Focus on Microscopy Conference in Genova, Italy

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Image of the moment

June 2024

Sample: T47D cell line stained with Hoescht (Cell Nuclei) + WGA488 (Cell Membrane) and embedded with Lithium Niobate (LNO) nanoparticles functionalized with Talys (LNO@Talys).
First video: Excited at 1300 nm on the new Short-Wave Infrared Multiphoton (SWIM) microscope. In blue, 450/50 nm detection = third harmonic generation (THG) from LNO@Talys and nuclei. In green, 650/50 nm detection = second harmonic generation (SHG) from LNO@Talys and two-photon fluorescence (TPF) from nuclei. (Imaged by Alexandra and Paulí).
Second video: Excited at 850 nm on the Nikon Ti Sapphire microscope. Hyperspectral image, detection range from 400 to 650 nm, showcasing the TPF from the stained cell nucleis. (Imaged by Paulí).
Acknowledgements: Cell sample prepared and stained by Simone Spinozzi (in D. Diviani's Group, UniL). The LNO@Talys nanoparticles were synthesized by Alessandra Spada (in S. Gerber's Group, EPFL). 


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