Paolo Bianchini obtained his degree in Physics at University of Genoa, Italy, in 2004. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. in Material Sciences from the University of Genoa with a thesis titled “Multimodal characterization of biological/biocompatible systems by means of advanced microscopy methods”.
His research deals with the design, development, and utilization of biophysical instrumentation oriented to the study of biological macromolecules‚ i.e. proteins‚ in thick tissues, in vitro and in vivo. In particular, he developed an original setup for SW 2PE-STED (single wavelength two-photon excitation stimulated emission depletion) super-resolution microscopy and another for SHG (second harmonic generation) combined with 2PEF (2-photon excitation fluorescence) microscopy.
Other interests are the study on biological molecules to address cell functioning using conventional, confocal microscopy, FLIM (Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy), single molecule imaging, spectral microscopy, nanostructured model systems, bioimaging. He worked also on a nanotechnological approach for the realization of Nano-bio-robot, hybrid nanostructured devices made by living cells and polyelectrolyte layers.
PB is an active member of international scientific societies and has been selected as a reviewer of different international scientific journals: Biophysical Journal, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Microscopy Research and Technique, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences.
In 2013 he received the prize Innovators Under 35 Italia, by MIT Technology Review
In 2004 he received the GIC (Citometry Italian Society) Massimo Grattarola Award for the master degree thesis.