Organized by

The National School of

Optical Biosensors and Biophotonics

3 – 7 June 2024 | Lecce

Welcome to the National School of Optical Biosensors and Biophotonics (BiO&B) – a vibrant Italian initiative designed to promote a dynamic platform for training, collaboration, and scientific exchange among young researchers delving into the exciting field of biosensors and photonics.

BiO&B stands as a biennial event organized by the Biosensors Working Group of the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF), a national branch of the European Optical Society (EOS)

Each school edition is held in a different Italian location. In 2024, the Fifth National School of Optical Biosensors and Biophotonics (Bio&B 2024) will be held in the charming city of Lecce in June.

This immersive school experience delves deep into the realm of biosensors, unveiling the latest breakthroughs in bioreceptors and cutting-edge immobilization techniques. Additionally, it sheds light on innovative optical methods that harness the magic of photon-biological matter interactions, with far-reaching applications spanning biomedicine, agri-food, and environmental sciences.

Our coveted audience includes PhD students, accomplished fellows, and post-doc scientists, drawn from esteemed universities, pioneering research institutions, and forward-thinking private companies. We welcome up to 35 participants to join us on this enlightening journey.

Directors of the School

Ambra Giannetti

CNR – Istituto di Fisica Applicata “N. Carrara”, Firenze

Maria Grazia Manera

CNR – Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi, Lecce

Ilaria Rea

CNR – Istituto di Scienze Applicate e Sistemi Intelligenti “Eduardo Caianiello”, Napoli

Genni Testa

CNR – Istituto per il rilevamento elettromagnetico dell’ambiente, Napoli