Alberto Diaspro is Director of the Department of Nanophysics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Deputy Director of IIT, Chair of the Nikon IMaging Center at IIT (www.nic.iit.it). AD is Professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Physics of University of Genova and supervisor for the Ph.D. Courses in the Bioengineering and Robostics and Physics programs of the Universitry of Genova within the IIT program.
His specific research experience is related to the design, realization and utilization of optical and biophysical instrumentation as far-field super resolution optical microscopy and nanoscopy, conventional and confocal microscopy, two-photon fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy architecture, differential scanning calorimetry, scanning probe microscopy (STM, SNOM, AFM), polarized light scattering, signal and image digital processing. His main interests are molecular oncology (chromatin, endocytosis and adhesion mechanisms), neuroscience (brain mapping and neuronal network signaling) and smart materials (intelligent drug delivery and nanocomposite materials).