“Advanced materials and sensing devices towards integrated systems for biodiagnostics, food safety, and environmental monitoring”

23-27 October, 2023 | National Research Council (CNR), Bologna (Italy)

About the School

The Training School consists in a 5-days program where the main topics discussed will comprehend photonic/electronic sensing systems, smart-system integration, and advanced data management, with special attention to the transfer of the knowledge acquired in h-ALO, a multidisciplinary and research-oriented project. The school will contribute to young researchers’ professional development and will allow them to familiarize with the developed new tools and solutions proposed.


National Research Council (CNR) | Bologna

Address: Via Piero Gobetti, 101, 40129 Bologna BO

Full Agenda & Registrations



  • 14:30 – 16:30 | Workshops*

– ROSA Lateral Flow Fast Screening Technologies in Dairy products, past, present and smart future | Wilbert Kokke (Charm Science)

– Rapid testing for food and environmental safety: contaminants in milk and flowers  | Dr. Jeroen Peters (Wageningen Food Safety Research)

*Each workshop lasts one hour and is held twice, to allow participants to attend to both the activities.



  • 14:00 – 14:45 | The Single-Molecule with a Large-Transistor (SiMoT) Technology for translational medicine | Luisa Torsi (University of Bari)
  • 14:45 – 16:45 | Workshops*

– 14:45 – 16:45 | Molecular bio-recognition based on surface plasmon resonance in portable and miniaturized sensor systems | Emilia Benvenuti (CNR) | Eliana Manobianco and Laura Lopez Sanchez (PLASMORE)

14:45 – 16:45 | Workshop on the Integration of photodiode and Bluetooth  | Johan Söderlind Åström (RISE) and Abdulrahman Kanaa (RISE)

*Each workshop lasts one hour and is held twice, to allow participants to attend to both the activities.



  • 14:00-15:00 | Round table
  • 15:30 – 16:30 | Extra activity 



  • 14:00 – 16:00 | Contest: “Shape and ground your ideas! What challenges in biodiagnostics and agrifood/environmental monitoring do you think need urgent solutions?  Participants will work in groups to examine and propose new sensing tools.”


  • 9:30 – 10:15 | Neuroinspired Electronics | Francesca Santoro (Aachen University)
  • 10:15 – 11:00 | Printed sensors for sport, health, agri-food and environmental monitoring | Luisa Petti (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) 
  • 11:00 –11:15 | Coffee break
  • 11:15 – 13:00 | Organic and Hybrid films as platforms for Large-area and Flexible Detectors of Ionizing Radiation | Laura Basiricò (University of Bologna)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 | Light lunch

Please find below some indications and suggestions to plan your permanence in Bologna during the h-ALO training school, which will take place in the CNR research area in Via Piero Gobetti, 101

How to reach the h-ALO training school:

  • If you plan your permanence in the city centre, the following areas are the most comfortable to stay for reaching the CNR by public transports:
  1. Via dei Mille; Via Irnerio (where you can take bus 37 – https://www.tper.it/bo-37 or bus 87 – https://www.tper.it/bo-87)
  2. Bologna Central Train Station; Piazza dell’Unità (where you can take bus 34 – https://www.tper.it/bo-34 or bus 37 – https://www.tper.it/bo-37 )

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