Giuseppe Chirico is a Full Professor in applied physics, Department of Physics, the University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy. He was previously an Associate Professor in applied physics at the same university and a Research Associate in matter physics at the University of Milano. His research activities have focused on optical spectroscopy of biomolecules aimed at the study of the molecular interactions in vitro and in vivo conditions. These studies have been extended more recently to the investigation of the molecular fate within cells and of cells within tissues, by means of optical fluorescence microscopy under confocal detection and nonlinear excitation modes. Chirico has performed part of his research studies at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Grenoble, France, and as a Visiting Researcher at the Deutches KrebsForschung Zentrum in Heidelberg. He is a Member of the editorial board of the Biomedical Optical Engineering (IEEE) and of the Cell Biology and Biophysics journals, and has organized biophysics and microscopy congresses (focus on microscopy, Genova 2003) and national and international schools and workshops. Chirico acts as a referee for several international journals such as the Nature Photonics, the Biophysical Journal, the Journal of Chemical Physics, the ChemPhysChem, and the Biophysical Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 21 January 2009