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

Guided tour to Primiero Cheese Factory to discover the method of production and to taste the Typical Cheeses of this area.

Then, 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.

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
  • Bus Transfert to Treviso and Venice Airport

Based on the program, the university students who will attend the school, could ask the recognition of university credits (Credito Formativo Universitario – CFU) to their university. One credit corresponds to 25 hours of activity (individual study, classroom educational activities, internships, etc.) and it exactly corresponds to 1 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), the measure for recognition of credits on a European basis.