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Prof Paola Borri  -  PhD

Photo of Dr Paola Borri.

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 79356
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

Research Overview

Research activities in my group cover the area of biophotonics at the interface between life and physical sciences. In collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy, my research work includes:

  • Development of a new generation laser-scanning multiphoton microscope based on Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) for label-free studies on living cells
  • Development of a multiphoton optical microscopy (four-wave mixing imaging) based on the resonant nonlinear emission of colloidal nanocrystals (semiconductor quantum dots and metallic nanoparticles)
  • Development of optical biosensors for sensitive detection of biomolecules using plasmonics sensing with metallic nanoparticles or whispering-gallery modes of microspheres
  • Time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer (TR-FRET) as a probe of biomolecular interactions


In September 2011 we held the first Bio-Nano-Photonics Symposium at Cardiff University. A second symposium was organised in September 2013. A following event will be organised in September 2015.

See our recently published Nature Nanotechnology paper titled Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy of single nanodiamonds

Research Division

Molecular Biosciences