Welcome to NanoBright !

NanoBRIGHT is a research project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 828972 

NanoBRIGHT aims at bringing nanophotonics into the brain, with the long-term vision of developing novel cutting-edge optical approaches to study and treat pathological conditions of the brain without using genetically-encoded proteins.

This vision is targeted by four research institute distribute in Europe, in Italy, Spain and France:

  • The Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
  • The Instituto Cajal at Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
  • The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (Spain)
  • The Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France) 


Comparative study of autofluorescence in flat and tapered optical fibers towards application in depth-resolved fluorescence lifetime photometry in brain tissue

26/01/2021 | Paper

New paper from Nanobright team on Biomedical Optics Express!
By Marco Bianco, Antonio Balena, Marco Pisanello, Filippo Pisano, Leonardo Sileo, Barbara Spagnolo, Cinzia Montinaro, Bernardo L. Sabatini, Massimo De Vittorio, and Ferruccio Pisanello

Numerical calculation of the light propagation in tapered optical fibers for optical neural interfaces

9/02/2021 | Preprint

New preprint from Nanobright team!

Wavefront engineering for controlled structuring of far-field intensity and phase patterns from multimodal optical fibers

2/09/2020 | Preprint

New preprint from Nanobright team!

IIT Talk features Nanobright

13/11/2019 | Italian Video interview

NanoBright, il cervello si cura con la luce. By 
Valeria delle Cave

EIC Pathfinder: From breakthrough technologies to disruptive innovations

10/06/2019 | Event


19 June 2019, Bucharest, Romania

Venue: Politechnica University of Bucharest

Nanobright Kickoff meeting

06/10/2020 | Meeting

NanoBright's Kickoff meeting will be held at the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies of the Italian Institute of Technology, on June 11th-12th 2019. Experts from the consortium will meet to coordinate on the start of the project and on the scientific activity.





Paper by Collard, Pisano et al appeared on the frontispiece of Small! #openaccess bit.ly/3rEh16a EU-funded @EUeic Nanobright project aims at introducing #nanoplasmonics in #neurophotonics, and this work brings this objective one step closer. @AdvSciNews @IITalk @CbnUnile

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RT @IITalk: Il prossimo 30 settembre ci sarà @sharpernight. Le ricercatrici e i ricercatori #IIT saranno impegnati a Genova, Milano, Aosta…

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RT @LMPrida: Check exciting new results from our @eu_nanobright @fet_eu project with @oppilif_pis @Ferruccio_PhC @valientelab @mdv_67 Raman…

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NanoBRIGHT is a research project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 828972.