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About LABS

The Laboratory for Advanced Biological Sensing

We are working on multiple research lines, ranging on several topics: from neuro-imaging to single molecule biophysics, biomedical imaging, neuro imaging and big data machine learning.


Interdisciplinary Researchers

LABS is part of the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), an international and interdisciplinary research center within the University of Florence.

Research Lines

We are currently working on 10 main lines of research to face the major challenges in health and medicine.


Resources of academic publishing, primary literature, review articles, books, conferences papers and more.


Our network with other academic institutions, research institutes and researchers around the world.


As I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me.

Funding Institutions and Accelerators involved in Research Projects


EIC - The European Innovation Council

The European Innovation Council was established under the EU’s Horizon Europe program. The EIC is Europe’s flagship program for identifying, developing, and scaling disruptive technologies and game-changing innovations, supporting them throughout their life cycle.


European Commission

The European Commission  has activated several projects to grow the research sector and attract researchers. The goal is to remove barriers and allow researchers to move freely in Europe and gain better access to assignments and funding.


FRCF Fondazione CR Firenze

FCRF offers research grants to promote and support original and innovative research projects with a significant impact on the scientific community, in compliance with the goals of sustainable development defined by the UN.


ERC - The European Research Council

The European Research Council is the European research funding body that aims to retain and attract the best researchers from around the world, selected on the criterion of scientific excellence. The ERC supports high-risk research projects led by principal investigators (PIs) with an internationally renowned track record.


NIH National Institute of Health

The mission of the NIH is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.


Euro-Bioimaging Interim

The Euro-BioImaging Interim Web Access Portal and the related Italian ALM (Advanced Light Microscopy) Node Candidate that comprises five imaging facilities located in Naples, Genoa, Padua, Florence and Milan.


Laserlab Europe

Laserlab-Europe is a consortium of 35 leading European organisations focused on advancing laser research in a coordinated and interdisciplinary manner. The initiative aims to strengthen Europe’s position in laser research through joint activities and by providing access to state-of-the-art facilities to researchers from any field.


Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project aims to put in place a cutting-edge research infrastructure that will allow scientific and industrial researchers to advance our knowledge in the fields of neuroscience, computing, and brain-related medicine.


News & Events

LENS Featured in canSERV's Eurobioimaging Open CallNews
18 October 2023

LENS Featured in canSERV’s Eurobioimaging Open Call

We are pleased to announce that LENS - European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy -  is one of the access providers within the Eurobioimaging infrastructure under the recent open call by…
13 October 2023

Human Brain: First Neuronal Mapping of the Language Area

An international research effort involving researchers from the University of Florence and the National Research Council (CNR) in Italy, conducted at the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), has achieved…
5 March 2023

Silence and greenery can be a symphony for the brain

Article by Prof. Francesco Pavone, Principal Investigator of LABS – Laboratory for Advanced Biological Sensing, published by the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica – Florence” on 1 February 2023. “Our brain…