ToMA Lab – Tomography for Medical Application


• Researchmainly focused on the progress and translation of modern x-ray physics concepts to biomedical sciences, exploiting the long-standing experience in X-ray optics and X-ray imaging.
• Education for Diploma, and PhDstudentsinterested in biomedicalimaging and x-rayoptics


People Involved



CNR Researcher

Group Coordinator 



Associate Researcher, Marie-Curie



CNR Researcher



Associate PostDoc



CNR Researcher



Associate PostDoc

Facilities & Labs

Advanced X-ray @ Roma

Linee di Ricerca


  1. Recent advances in superhydrophobic surfaces and their relevance to biology and medicine.Ciasca G., Papi M., Businaro L., Campi G., Ortolani M., Palmieri V., Cedola A., De Ninno A., Gerardino A., Maulucci G., De Spirito M. . Bioinspiration&biomimetics 11 (1), 011001, 2016.
  2. Virtual unrolling and deciphering of Herculaneumpapyri by X-rayphase-contrasttomography, I. Bukreeva et al. Scientific Reports6, Article number: 27227 (2016).
  3. Characterization of mouse spinalcordvascular network by means of synchrotronradiation X-rayphasecontrasttomography, L. Massimi et al, Physica Medica 2016,
  4. X-ray micro-beam techniques and phase contrast tomography applied to biomaterials. Fratini M., Campi G., Bukreeva I., Pelliccia D., Burghammer M., Tromba G., Cancedda R., Mastrogiacomo M., Cedola A. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 364, 93-97, 2015.
  5. Simultaneous submicrometric 3D imaging of the micro-vascular network and the neuronal system in a mouse spinal cord. Michela Fratini, Inna Bukreeva, Gaetano Campi, Francesco Brun, Giuliana Tromba, Peter Modregger, Domenico Bucci, Giuseppe Battaglia, Raffaele Spadon, Maddalena Mastrogiacomo, HerwigRequardt, Federico Giove, Alberto Bravin, Alessia Cedola. Scientific Reports 5, 8514, 2015.
  6. Imaging collagen packing dynamics during mineralization of engineered bone tissue. Campi, G., Fratini, M., Bukreeva, I., Ciasca, G., Burghammer, M., Brun, F., … & Cedola, A. Acta biomaterialia, 23, 309-316, 2015.
  7. High-resolution X-ray techniques as new tool to investigate the 3D vascularization of engineered-bone tissue. Bukreeva, I., Fratini, M., Campi, G., Pelliccia, D., Spanò, R., Tromba, G., … & Cedola, A. Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology, 3, 133, 2015.
  8. G.Campi,M.Fratini,I.Bukreeva,G.Ciasca,M.Burghammer,F.Brun,G.Tromba, M.Mastrogiacomo, andA.Cedola,Imagingcollagenpackingdynamicsduringmineralizationof engineeredbonetissue ACTA BIOMATERIALIA  Volume: 23   Pages: 309-316   Published: SEP 1 2015


• Europeanproject VOXEL “VolumetricMedical X-RayImagingatextremelylow dose” (HORIZON 2020-Fet Open; Project reference: 665207).
• BiominAB-3D – Revealing the composition and formationmechanism of carcinogenicasbestosbodies in human lungs; MSCA-IF-2015-EF – Marie Skłodowska-Curie IndividualFellowships (IF-EF), Marie Skłodowska-Curie IndividualFellowships (2016-2018)

Latest News

  • TERAMETANANO – International Conference on Terahertz Emission, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics



    Castello Carlo V, Lecce 27 -31 Maggio 2019


    The IV edition of TERAMETANANO, the International Conference on Terahertz Emission, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics, will take place in Lecce (Italy) from 27 to 31 of May 2019 in the 16th-century Castle of Charles V   with two special nights that will be held in an original Theatre of Roman period. (more…)

  • Al via la fase 2 del Tecnopolo per la medicina di precisione

    Firmata convenzione tra Regione, Università e Cnr per avvio seconda fase del Tecnopolo

    Bari, 27 novembre 2018 

    Sottoscritto stamane l’accordo tra Regione PugliaCnr Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Irccs Giovanni Paolo II di Bari e Università di Bari per l’avvio della seconda fase del Tecnopolo per la Medicina di Precisione. Sede del tecnopolo, il CnrNanotec.


  • Alessandro Polini, si aggiudica l’LushPrize2018

    Alessandro Polini, si aggiudica l’LushPrize2018

    Berlino, 16 novembre 2018 

    Alessandro Polini , giovane ricercatore presso l’Istituto di Nanotecnologia del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Cnr-Nanotec) di Lecce, si è aggiudicato il Lush Prize 2018 categoria ‘Giovani ricercatori’, il premio che incoraggia le idee che promuovono la sperimentazione non animale.