The Biolab group is active on four different topics of bio-engineering: Bioimaging, Neuroinformatics, Tissue Engineering and Bioinformatics.
The first one is focused on medical/biological image reconstruction and visualization methods, applied to MRI signal analysis and on the development of multimodal images analysis applications for the computer assisted surgery in epilepsy treatment.
Neuroinformatics activities include the analysis of brain signals, the study of functional and effective connectivity in the brain, the study of biomarkers correlating imaging and genetics data for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. Moreover advanced technologies have been implemented for the distributed analysis of PET images for the diagnosis of neurological diseases.
The research activity of Tissue Engineering is addressed to the development and testing of innovative biomaterials, coupled with adult stem cells for the in vivo bone formation, and of 3D bioreactor systems for the culture of progenitors and differentiate cells.
In the field of Bioinformatics, advanced technologies for distributed data sharing and computation, as well as computational intelligence methods, have been implemented concerning the analysis of microarray data for gene expression and genotyping,