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Luca Giannoni


Dr. Giannoni completed his PhD in Medical Imaging at UCL in 2020 and has been working in the field of biomedical optics and imaging for about six years. During his PhD, he developed a novel benchtop HSI system for simultaneous in vivo monitoring and quantification of cerebral tissue oxygenation, haemodynamics and cellular metabolism in animal models (Giannoni et al., IEEE JSTQE, 2021), the very first of its kind. The system was used to study cerebral responses to brain oxygenation challenges, such as hypoxia, hyperoxia and ischaemia. He also worked on developing Monte Carlo (MC) optical models of HSI (Giannoni et al., J. Biomed. Opt., 2020) and on validation of HSI approaches in both digital and tissue-mimicking phantoms. His current research, as a postdoctoral researcher at INO since 2020, focuses on developing cutting-edge multiphoton microscopy systems for neuroimaging, as well as on designing and validating cost-effective, compact HSI devices for clinical translation.