LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:



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PUBLICATION STATISTICS (last update: October 18, 2017; source: Google Scholar) :

JOURNALS:
  1. S. Duchi*, F. Piccinini*, M. Pierini, A. Bevilacqua, M.L. Torre, E. Lucarelli, S. Santi, A new holistic 3D non-invasive analysis of cellular distribution and motility on fibroin-alginate microcarriers using light sheet fluorescent microscopy. PLoS ONE, 12(8):e0183336, August 2017. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183336. IF(2016): 2.806/Q1. Download

  2. F. Piccinini*, A. Tesei*, C. Arienti, A. Bevilacqua, Cell counting and viability assessment of 2D and 3D cell cultures: expected reliability of the Trypan Blue assay. Biological Procedures Online, 19(8), July 2017. DOI: 10.1186/s12575-017-0056-3. IF(2016): 2.042/Q3. Download

  3. F. Piccinini*, T. Balassa*, A. Szkalisity, C. Molnar, L. Paavolainen, K. Kujala, K. Buzas, M. Sarazova, V. Pietiainen, U. Kutay, K. Smith, P. Horvath, Advanced Cell Classifier: user-friendly machine-learning-based software for discovering phenotypes in high-content imaging data. Cell Systems, 4(6):651–655, June 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.cels.2017.05.012. IF(2016): 8.406/Q1. Download

  4. F. Piccinini, A. Tesei, A. Bevilacqua, Single-image based methods used for non-invasive volume estimation of cancer spheroids: a practical assessing approach based on entry-level equipment. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 135:51-60, October 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2016.07.024. IF(2016): 2.503/Q1. Download

  5. C. Bellotti, S. Duchi, A. Bevilacqua, E. Lucarelli, F. Piccinini, Long term morphological characterization of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells 3D spheroids built with a rapid method based on entry-level equipment. Cytotechnology, 68(6):2479–2490, December 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10616-016-9969-y. IF(2016): 1.857/Q3. Download

  6. M. Zanoni, F. Piccinini, C. Arienti, A. Zamagni, S. Santi, R. Polico, A. Bevilacqua, A. Tesei, 3D tumor spheroid models for in vitro therapeutic screening: a systematic approach to enhance the biological relevance of data obtained. Scientific Reports, 6:19103, January 2016. DOI: 10.1038/srep19103. IF(2016): 4.259/Q1. Download

  7. F. Piccinini*, A. Kiss*, P. Horvath, CellTracker (not only) for dummies. Bioinformatics, 32(6):955-957, March 2016. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv686. IF(2016): 7.307/Q1. Download

  8. K. Smith, Y. Li, F. Piccinini, G. Csucs, C. Balazs, A. Bevilacqua, P. Horvath, CIDRE: an illumination-correction method for optical microscopy. Nature Methods, 12(5):404-406, May 2015. DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.3323. IF(2015): 25.328/Q1. Download (the nice story of this article).

  9. F. Piccinini, AnaSP: a software suite for automatic image analysis of multicellular spheroids. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 119(1):43-52, April 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2015.02.006. IF(2015): 1.862/Q1. Download

  10. F. Piccinini, A. Tesei, C. Arienti, A. Bevilacqua, Cancer multicellular spheroids: Volume assessment from a single 2D projection. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 118(2):95–106, February 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2014.12.003. IF(2015): 1.862/Q1. Download

  11. F. Piccinini, A. Tesei, G. Paganelli, W. Zoli, A. Bevilacqua, Improving reliability of live/dead cell counting through automated image mosaicing. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 117(3):448-463, December 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2014.09.004. IF(2014): 1.897/Q1. Download

  12. F. Piccinini, M. Pierini, E. Lucarelli, A. Bevilacqua, Semi-quantitative monitoring of confluence of adherent mesenchymal stromal cells on calcium-phosphate granules by using widefield microscopy images. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 25(10):2395-2410, October 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10856-014-5242-0. IF(2014): 2.587/Q2. Download

  13. F. Piccinini, A. Bevilacqua, E. Lucarelli, Automated image mosaics by non-automated light microscopes: the MicroMos software tool. Journal of Microscopy, 252(3):226-250, December 2013. DOI: 10.1111/jmi.12084. IF(2013): 2.150/Q2. Download

  14. Z. Bulj, S. Duchi, A. Bevilacqua, A. Gherardi, B. Dozza, F. Piccinini, G. A. Mariani, E. Lucarelli, S. Giannini, D. Donati, S. Marmiroli, Protein kinase B/AKT isoform 2 drives migration of human mesenchymal stem cells. International Journal of Oncology, 42(1):118-126, January 2013. DOI: 10.3892/ijo.2012.1700. IF(2013): 2.773/Q2. Download

  15. F. Piccinini, A. Tesei, W. Zoli, A. Bevilacqua, Extending the Universal Quality Index to assess N-image fusion in light microscopy. International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, 14(4):217-222, December 2012. ISSN: 1456-7857. Download

  16. F. Piccinini, A. Tesei, W. Zoli, A. Bevilacqua, Extended depth of focus in optical microscopy: assessment of existing methods and a new proposal. Microscopy Research and Technique, 15(11):1582-1592, November 2012. DOI: 10.1002/jemt.22104. IF(2012): 1.593/Q2. Download

  17. F. Piccinini, E. Lucarelli, A. Gherardi, A. Bevilacqua, Multi-image based method to correct vignetting effect in light microscopy images. Journal of Microscopy, 248(1):6-22, October 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2012.03645.x. IF(2012): 1.633/Q3. Download


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:
  1. F. Piccinini, A. Tesei, W. Zoli, A. Bevilacqua, Image processing method for 3D volume rendering from one 2D projection: application to cancer spheroid. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA), Paris, France, October 14-17, 2014, pp. 105-110. Download

  2. 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. Download

  3. A. Bevilacqua, F. Piccinini, Is an empty field the best reference to correct vignetting in microscopy? In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation (BSI), Como, Italy, July 2-4, 2012, pp. 267-270. Download

  4. L. Carozza, A. Bevilacqua, F. Piccinini, Mosaicing of optical microscope imagery based on visual information. 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. 6162-6165. Download

  5. 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. Download

  6. A. Gherardi, A. Bevilacqua, F. Piccinini, Illumination field estimation through background detection in optical microscopy. In Proceedings of the 8th annual IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB), Paris, France, April 11-15, 2011, pp. 49-54. Download

  7. L. Carozza, A. Bevilacqua, F. Piccinini, An incremental method for mosaicing of optical microscope imagery. In Proceedings of the 8th annual IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB), Paris, France, April 11-15, 2011, pp. 55-60. Download

  8. S. Lazzari, A. Barletta, E. Magyari, F. Piccinini, Dual solutions for viscous mixed convection flows in a vertical circular duct: a numerical benchmark. In Proceedings of the European Comsol Conference 2007, Grenoble (Paris), France, October 23-24, 2007, pp. 343-349. Download


PH.D THESIS:
  1. F. Piccinini, Solutions to common issues in widefield microscopy: vignetting, mosaicing and depth of focus. Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, April 19, 2013. Tutor: Prof. Alessandro Bevilacqua. Co-tutor: Prof. Mauro Ursino. External reviewers: Prof. Emanuele Trucco, Prof. Walter G. Kropatsch. Ph.D exam board: Prof. Claudio Fiegna, Prof. Francesca Odone, Prof. Emanuele Trucco. Download


EDITORIAL MEMBER OF:
  1. Pharmaceutical Sciences And Biomedical Analysis Journal, Scientific Literature. Member since 26/04/2017.

  2. Current Updates in Stem Cell Research and Therapy, OPR Science. Member since 01/02/2017. Certificate

  3. Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Science Publishing Group. Member since 03/12/2016. Certificate

  4. SL Clinical And Medical Oncology, Scientific Literature. Member since 01/11/2016. Certificate


REVIEWER FOR:
  1. ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., ISSN:1540-658X.

  2. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (BSPC), Elsevier, ISSN:1746-8094.

  3. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (JBT), American Scientific Publishers, ISSN:2157-9083.

  4. Biological Procedures Online, BioMed Central, ISSN:1480-9222.

  5. Micron, Elsevier, ISSN:0968-4328.

  6. Microscopy Research and Technique (MRT), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISSN:1097-0029.

  7. Signal, Image and Video Processing (SIVP), Springer, ISSN:1863-1711.

  8. Biomedical Engineering Research (BER), World Academic Publishing, ISSN:2306-5990.

  9. SpringerPlus, Springer, ISSN:2193-1801.