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

  • Loretta del Mercato, si aggiudica l’ERC STARTING GRANT 2017

    Loretta del Mercato, si aggiudica  l’ERC STARTING GRANT 2017

    uno dei bandi più competitivi a livello europeo.

    Lecce, 6 settembre 2017 

    Lo European Research Council, che promuove la ricerca di eccellenza in Europa, nei giorni scorsi ha reso noti i nomi dei 406 vincitori della selezione ERC STARTING GRANT 2017, il bando tra i più competitivi a livello internazionale.

  • Zeiss Microscopy Technology and Complete Correlative Workflow

    Zeiss Microscopy Technology and Complete Correlative Workflow

    Lecce, Italy, 2017 Wednesday July 19th 

    CNR NANOTEC @ Lecce, Aula Seminari – pal. G, Piano Terra

    Program – PDF

    Zeiss, as microscopy technology leader, provides the unique complete imaging solution ranging from light, confocal, electron, ion and Xray modalities with a complete and straightforward correlative workflow. An overview of different technologies will be presented with a special focus on X-Rray microscopy.

  • MCS 2017

    International Workshop on Micropropulsion and CubeSats

    Bari, Italy, 26 – 27 June 2017

    Program – MSC2017

    This narrow-field, invited-only meeting is the first attempt to bring together the Materials and Micropropulsion communities with a view to contribute to the development of the Global Materials and Micropropulsion Roadmap, and set such meetings to a regular basis.