Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Paola Taroni is full Professor of Physics at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, since 2011.
Chair of the PhD Programme in Physics at Politecnico di Milano since 2013.
Co-author of more 120 scientific papers on international refereed journals.
Conference Chair of “Diffuse Optical Imaging” (European Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO) in 2011, 2013, 2015; Lasers Applications in the Life Sciences (LALS) in 2014; Gordon Research Conference on Lasers in Biology and Medicine in 2016.
Her research activity concerns mainly the development of laser systems for time-resolved spectroscopy and imaging, and their applications in biology and medicine, including:
- time domain diffuse optical spectroscopy for the non-invasive characterization of biological tissues
- time domain optical mammography
- time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy for the photophysical characterization of endogenous and exogenous pigments and photosensitizers
- fluorescence lifetime imaging for microscopy studies and medical diagnostics.