ESR Xiao Ling successfully defended her thesis

March 2018

We are very proud of Xiao for defending her thesis on 2 March, 2018.

Xiao's thesis, "Probing water structure and transport in proton exchange membranes," can be viewed here.

ESR Alexandra Paul successfully defended her PhD

February 2018

We are very proud of Alexandra for defending her thesis on 28 February, 2018.

Alexandra's thesis, "Adipose Tissue Heterogeneity - Development and Application of Nonlinear Microscopy Methods," can be viewed here.

ESR Diana Ribeiro successfully defended her PhD

February 2018

We are very proud of Diana for defending her thesis on 9 February, 2018.

Diana's thesis, "Pancreatic extracellular communication. Applications to beta cell cultures and islet amyloid polypeptide aggregation," can be viewed here.

ESR Attilio Zilli successfully defended his PhD

December 2017

We are very proud of Attilio for defending his thesis on 6 December, 2017.

Attilio's thesis, "Measuring and modelling the absolute optical cross- sections of individual nano-objects," can be viewed here. Please note that there is a bar on access until April 2019.

ESRs Carolina Rendón Barraza and Alberto Lombardini successfully defended their PhDs

December 2016

We are very proud of our first FINON ESRs to successfully defend their PhD theses! Carolina Rendón Barraza defended her thesis on 2 December 2016 and Alberto Lombardini defended his thesis on 13 December 2016.

Carolina's thesis can be viewed here.

Alberto's thesis can be viewed here.

Sophie Brasselet awarded CNRS Silver Medal

October 2016

The silver medal distinguishes a researcher for the originality, quality and importance of its work, recognized nationally and internationally.

Sophie Brasselet, trained as an optics physicist, is interested in the way optics can read-out matter properties at the nanoscale.

She brought a remarkable contribution, at the international level, in the field of bio-imaging and nanosciences, by exploiting the properties of light polarization. She provided joint conceptual and experimental developments to achieve a novel tool in optical microscopy which permits to image, at the molecular scale, bio-molecular orientational organization in complex media, using fluorescence and nonlinear optics.

Read more here.

Marie Didier receives two awards

October 2015

For an outstanding flash presentation of her thesis, "Temporally and spatially resolved label-free Second Harmonic Generation imaging of living cells" (which garnered the most applause from the audience), Marie Didier received the "Best Presentation Award" at EPFL Photonics Day on November 6, 2015.

In October 2015, she was honored with the "Best Poster Award" for her poster on "High throughput Second Harmonic Microscope for label free neuroimaging" at IBI Day (Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering) at EPFL.

See her poster here.

Royal Society announces recipients of prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Awards

March 12, 2015

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of 19 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders, including Prof. Paola Borri, Cardiff University. For the full list of appointments, click here.

Research Summary

In the quest to understand the chain of life from molecules to cells and decipher how cells work, biological questions are increasingly demanding techniques able to resolve biomolecules and their interactions at the smallest possible scale...

Read more here.