NEWS AND MOVIES:



  1. FameLab TALKING SCIENCE COMPETITION 2017

    Roma, 12th May 2017. I was selected as one of the 20 national finalists.

    Title: "The APP-man (EN)", "L'APPologo (IT)". Filippo's presentation (3 minutes):



  2. FameLab TALKING SCIENCE COMPETITION 2017: WINNER OF THE LOCAL SELECTION!

    Modena, Rocca di Vignola, 24th March 2017. I won the local selection! The award is a 3-day course (all expenses paid!) with Theatre Directors and other famous public speakers for improving my public speaking, and the access to the national final!

    Official website: FameLab Italia
    Modena Today: See news





  3. NOVEMBER 8, 2016: PROF. UMBERTO VERONESI, A GREAT MAN AND RESEARCHER

    Today, Tuesday 8th November 2016, Prof. Veronesi has left us.
    He was a great Italian oncologist and politician, well known for his contributions on prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

    I meet Prof. Veronesi for the first time during the Conference: Future of Science, September 16-18, 2012, Venice.
    I would like to thank you again...



  4. FEBRUARY 2016: WINNER OF A FEBS SHORT TERM FELLOWSHIP

    I'm happy to announce that the project I submitted to FEBS has been granted!


    I will be again four months in the research group of Prof. Peter Horvath (Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary)!



  5. Public Event: "THE RESEARCHERS' NIGHT 2015"

    Bologna, 25th September 2015. The researchers meet the citizens: public demonstration of some research activities.
    Official website: "Notte Europea dei Ricercatori"

    Presentation's title: "The world of the infinitely small", by Filippo Piccinini and Davide Angeli:



  6. MAY 2015: WINNER OF A EMBO SHORT TERM FELLOWSHIP

    I'm happy to announce that the project I submitted to EMBO has been granted!


    I will be in the research group of Prof. Peter Horvath (Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary),
    to work two months and half for developing CellTracker, a free open-source software for tracking living cells in vitro.

    What is Celltracker? I'll explain it with this fantastic video (turn up the sound volume)!!!



  7. A NICE STORY IN MY LIFE

    This is a nice story regarding the topic “Illumination Correction in Microscopy”, that started precisely in 2009 when I was 24 years old, with my master thesis:
    “F. Piccinini, A. Bevilacqua, M. Ursino, E. Lucarelli, Algorithm for the building mosaics of images regarding adherent live stem cells, 14th October 2009, Biomedical Engineering, University of Bologna”.

    After two years, it brought me to a contribution in a conference:
    “A. Bevilacqua, F. Piccinini, A. Gherardi, Vignetting correction by exploiting an optical microscopy image sequence. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Boston, USA, August 30 – September 3, 2011, pp. 6166—6169”.

    Then to an article in Journal of Microscopy:
    “F. Piccinini, E. Lucarelli, A. Gherardi and A. Bevilacqua, Multi-image based method to correct vignetting effect in light microscopy images. Journal of Microscopy, 248(1):6-22, October 2012.”.

    In 2013 it led to a second conference contribution:
    “F. Piccinini, A. Bevilacqua, K. Smith, P. Horvath, Vignetting and photo-bleaching correction in automated fluorescence microscopy from an array of overlapping images. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), San Francisco, CA, USA, April 7-11, 2013, pp. 464 – 467”.

    And finally:
    “K. Smith, Y. Li, F. Piccinini, G. Csucs, C. Balazs, A. Bevilacqua and P. Horvath, CIDRE: An illumination correction method for optical microscopy. Nature Methods, 12(5):404-406, May 2015”!

    “Life is strange, but… it is always beautiful! Remember, smile! ;o)”

    Pdf of the CIDRE article offically available at: Nature Methods website


  8. FameLab TALKING SCIENCE COMPETITION 2015

    Bologna, 11th March 2015. I was selected as one of the 10 local finalists (36 candidates).
    Official website: FameLab Bologna

    Full TV registration of the show: YouTube link (1.5 hours)

    Filippo's presentation (3 minutes):


    Summary of the show:



  9. FILIPPO'S SPEECH AT THE CEREMONY FOR THE DOCTORAL DEGREE

    University of Bologna, June 21, 2013. My speech followed the ones of the Magnifico Rettore,
    Mayor of Bologna, Dr. Daniela Bolzani and preceded the speech of the President of the Italian
    National Research Council and the nomination of the 350 PhD Students present.

    In follow the links to some national newspapers or institutions that have mentioned my speech:
    Mention in: Il Resto Del Carlino (1) (2)
    Mention in: La Repubblica
    Mention in: ARCES, University of Bologna
    Mention in: IOR NEWS

    Official video of the speech of Filippo Piccinini.
    Official video of the Ceremony Introduction. I entered around minute 10:20.
    Official video of the speech of Magnifico Rettore Ivano Dionigi.
    Official video of the speech of Mayor of Bologna Virginio Merola.
    Official video of the speech of Dr. Daniela Bolzani.
    Official video of the speech of President of CNR Luigi Nicolais.
    Official video of the graduation (Students with surname A-L).
    Official video of the graduation (Students with surname M-Z). I entered around minute 08:40.

    Furthermore, I acquired this video using my personal digital camera:



  10. IMAGE ELABORATION, WHY???

    This presentation is an easy and funny way to answer those who ask me why and what I do in my work!!!




  11. ADVANCE PROJECT

    In collaboration CVG - IOR (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna). Demo of a standard working day in the Laboratory of Dr. Enrico Lucarelli. Movie made by Computer Vision Group.