What, Why, Who?
The working group Roma Tech4Bio, consists of CNR researchers with different expertise but a common aim of promoting the formation of a scientific network that benefits from the presence in our city of many different and complementary experiences, knowledge and technology. The spirit that drives this initiative is to explore the possibilities of scientific and technological development in the field of biophysics, biosensing and biotechnology, as an efficient stimulus to an area still in great suffering from the industrial point of view.
The group is presently involved in a number of projects and collaborations on biochemistry, advanced microscopy, innovative sensing and diagnostic platforms, nano and micro scale material characterization for biomedical applications, lab and cell-on-chip devices, and has initiated in 2014 a series of annual meetings dedicated to Biophysics and related technologies (Biophysics@Rome).
I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.