We are developing different projects with the aim to understand molecular mechanisms underlying biological events at the nanoscale, manipulating cells and nucleic acids.
The SingleMoleculeDetection (SMD) proposal will integrate on the same device an atomic force microscope (AFM) or an optical tweezer (OT), with Raman/SERS/IR/TeraHertz microscopy so to perform simultaneously - and in a dynamic way - force and spectroscopic measurements.
Objective of BINASP is to build-up a system of bio-nanotechnology research infrastructures and facilities in AREA Science Park (Trieste-Friuli Venezia Giulia-Italy), within the context of the newly formed “TDMB-Technology District of Molecular Biomedicine” set up in the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia at the end of 2004.
FOCUS, will build a novel generation of biologically inspired molecular devices (MDs) based on the developments of new photonic tools. These photonic tools will use Plasmon Polariton technology, enabling focused light spots with a diam. 10 nm.