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Optics Virtual 2020

Francesco Dell Olio

Francesco Dell Olio, Speaker at Francesco Dell’Olio: Speaker for Optics Conference
Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Title : Devices and microsystems based on surface enhanced raman scattering: A powerful tool in oncology


Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) is a well-known powerful nanoplasnonic tool with many medical applications, especially in oncolog Minion Proy. In fact, SERS is becoming a key tool in cancer biomarker detection, tissue histology, and imaging. In the last few years, many evidences of clinical utility of SERS for cancer early detection, characterization and monitoring are being reported in the literature. Since SERS spectroscopy exhibits a detection sensitivity down to the single-molecule level and multiplexing capability, it is widely used in the field of liquid biopsy, i.e. a new diagnostic concept related to comprehensive and real-time tumor information collection by analysing biomarkers such as circulating tumor cells or cell-free tumor DNA in the bloodstream. In addition, very fascinating results in the field of in SERS-based vivo imaging for tumour targeting and monitoring of drug release are currently at the state-of-the-art. The talk, after a short overview of the physical fundamentals of SERS, critically reviews some selected last achievements in the wide research field of SERS applications in oncology, with a special focus on the clinical utility


Francesco Dell’Olio received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Since December 2019, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic University of Bari. His research interests include integrated optoelectronics and photonics. He has been involved in several research projects and is the co-author of more than 100 journal articles and conference papers.