Umberto FASCIO

Umberto FASCIO
(Advanced Microscopy Center, CIMA, University of Milan and Polaris Research Center, University of Milano Bicocca)




Biological Sciences PhD. From 1996 till 2001 was head of Confocal Microscopy Laboratory in Biological Departments of University of Milan. Since 2001 he has been working as a director of Centro Interdipartimentale di Microscopia Avanzata (CIMA).

His scientific studies are mostly about morphogenesis and animal phylogeny. Thanks to these researches Dr. Fascio has reached a deep knowledge concerning the use of particular instruments (Phase−contrast, DIC and dark−field microscope, fluorescence microscope) and confocal laser scanning microscope, electron microscope and video microscopy, about time lapse and sample preparation techniques for immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence. He teaches light and electronic microscopy and digital image processing to students of the University of Milan. He also teaches in refresher courses for PhD, researcher and technicians. His activities include diffusion of scientific culture, also with a scientific photo exhibitions of the infinitely small.


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