The Poseidon Summer School is addressed to:

PhD Students

Master Graduating Students

Early-Stage Researchers

Future European Entrepreneurs


The aim of the Poseidon Summer School “Photonics for Health” is at focusing on different applications of photonic devices on theme “Health” and at disseminating the results of some European Projects, giving information about the most recent and relevant research topics.

This Summer School will give to the participants the unique opportunity of exploiting the potentialities of the European network, in the context of Photonics21 Platform.


Why partecipating


Photonics & Immunoplasmonics

Biosensing & Biochemistry


System Integration & Engineering


17 Speakers

20 Researchers

5 Case studies


Students from the most important European Research Institute


Daily tours at open air and relaxing moments

School Program

Welcome Evening

  • Venice and Treviso Airport Meeting
  • Bus Transfer to San Martino di Castrozza
  • Hotel Venue and Check in
  • Welcome Party and Typical Dinner
  • Networking event: Participant Introduction

Photonics Day: Photonics theory and human health applications

Filippo Romanato
Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Nano fabrication processes and photonics nanodevices

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Tommaso Fellin
Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Advanced optical approaches for the functional investigation of the mammalian brain

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Dr. Felix Piat
Prestodiag, France

An industrialised pathogen detection kit and platform based on surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRi)

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Prof. Jaime Garcia Ruperez
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Use of photonic bandgap structures for the development of low-cost analysis systems: the SAPHELY and the PHOCNOSIS projects

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Networking Time

Round table and presentation of the students’ projects at Colbricon Lakes


Biosensing Day: Biosensing theory, food safely, and microbiology applications

Prof. Daniel Aili
Linköping University, Sweden

Refractometric and colorimetric biosensing using noble metal nanoparticles

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Dr. Cuong Cao
Queen’s University, Northern Ireland

Plasmonic Metamaterials for Biosensing, Fingerprinting and Conformational Analysis of Biomolecules

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Dr. Pietro Parisse
Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy

Surface functionalization and proper binders choice to optimize biosensing strategies

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Scalable, point-of-care and label-free microarray platform for rapid detection of Sepsis: the Rais Project

Dr. Josselin Pello
Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

Interferometric microscopy technology

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Dr. Filiz Yesilköy
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Incorporation of plasmonics with interferometric imaging microarray

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Dr. Maria Carmen Estevez
Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Spain

Biofunctionalization protocols, Label-free assays

Dr. Mathieu Rabaey
Team leader R&D hardware at TRINEAN

Microfluidic cartridge and instrument integration


Networking Time

Guide tour at Mezzano, one of the most beautiful village of Italy.

With its houses built in a typically rural style, Mezzano is a village in the Primiero area, that offers a breath-taking view of the peaks of the Dolomites. It is also a venue where prehistoric remains have been found.

Then we will have the opportunity to discover the method of productionc an to taste the craft beer of Bionoc’ brewery.


Engineering Day: Sensor engineering, microfluidics, and microbiology safety

Prof. Klas Hjort
Uppsala University, Sweden

Microfluidics and optofluidics subsystems

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Dr. Leandro Lorenzelli
Foundation Bruno Kessler, Italy

Microelectronic Technology from solid state to Flexible Substrates with examples and case study from Symphony Project

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Photonics against Legionella: the Poseidon Project

Dr. Roberto Pierobon
Protolab, Italy

Plasmonics against pathogens

Dr. Rob Hogendijk
Metrohm Applikon, Netherland

Sampling and conditioning subsystem

Dr. Elena Jimenez
Catlab, Spain

Validation protocols

Dr. Elisabetta Pasqualotto
ARC, Italy

DVD technology for cheap plasmonic devices

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Networking Time

Guided visit to Pale di San Martino:

Guided by expert mountain guides, we will visit one of the most enchanting places of the Dolomites: the Pala Group.
Following a short trip on a cable way, we will reach the path bringing us to the summit of the mountain, to eventually enjoy a typical Trentino lunch in the Cima Rosetta hut.


Goodbye Day

  • Hotel Check Out
  • Finish of the School and Graduation at Clivet SPA
  • Goodbye Party: Winery Guided Tour & Tasting
  • Bus Transfert to Treviso and Venice Airport

Case studies from EU funded projects


Venue and Accommodation

Sharing of ideas and fostering of interactions is facilitated by the nice and stimulating location in the heart of Dolomites Mountains. Indeed, San Martino di Castrozza is one of the most beautiful environment in the Northern Italy, offering incomparable sights of the mountains and a lot of occasions of relaxing with excellent food, sport activities and excursions in the surroundings.


The students will be accommodated at Cima Rosetta Hotel, a 3 stars Hotel with a SPA in the center of San Martino di Castrozza.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Roberto Pierobon
Protolab srl

Dr. Isella Vicini
Warrant Group srl


Dr. Bruno Bellò
Clivet spa

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600 Euro

All inclusive

What is included?

The organizing committee will arrange one transfer from/to the airport of Venice (VCE) and Treviso (TSF).The booking at the Hotel is in charge of the school secretariat.

The Fee includes:

  • Accommodation in single or double room full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Gala Dinner
  • Free access to the Hotel Wellness Center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours
  • The Airport Transfer (from/to the airport of Venice (VCE) and Treviso (TSF) on Sunday June 18 and Thursday 22)

The Fee does not include:

  • Any other travel costs not expresses mentioned
  • Extra drinks
  • Special SPA Treatments

After registration you will receive an email with the confirmation of your participation and all details about bank transfer. Payment is due at the moment of acceptance to the school.In case of booking withdrawal, you have to communicate immediately to the school secretariat your cancellation.

Cancellation Policies:

  • Cancellation received before 30th April will be refunded.
  • Cancellation received before 31th of May will be 50% refunded.
  • Cancellation after 31th of May will be not refunded.

Registrations are closed!

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