Francesca Romana BERTANI


FRB Obtained Master Degree in Physics and then PhD in Human Pathology at Sapienza University of Rome and Advanced Course on Flow Cytometry from Milan University-Maggiore Hospital. She’s currently a researcher at the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies of CNR, Rome unit. Her main scientific interest and expertise reside at the interface of applied physics and biomedicine, in particular for the development of technologies (optical microscopy, spectroscopy, multispectral imaging, organ on a chip) and approaches (label free, multivariate data analysis) to investigate complex biological processes (immunity, differentiation, pathology). She is founding partner and has been coordinator of the CNR inter-department group Tech4Bio ( which organizes every two years Biophysics@Rome conference ( She is founding partner of SiOOC (Società Italiana Organs On Chip).

Recently her activity in European ( and national projects has included the development of techniques to characterize food matrices using combined optical approaches and data analysis to investigate contamination, authenticity, fraud.

She is involved in collaborations and outreach activities and projects with schools, interest group, general public (Maker Faire Rome, Festival della Scienza Genova).

Research activity

Microfluidics, lab-on chip and spectroscopy techniques for agrifood and life sciences

Research Unit


Contact Details

Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100

00133 Rome

tel.39 06 49934587