Department of BioScience
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Prof. CARLO LIBERALE Specialises in focused on developing and applying label-free chemical imaging techniques based on vibrational spectroscopy (Infrared and Raman micro-spectroscopy) and multi-photon processes (Coherent Raman Microscopy, SHG). He is working as Assistant Professor Department of BioScience , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
"Prof. Liberale's research interests are focused on developing and applying label-free chemical imaging techniques based on vibrational spectroscopy (Infrared and Raman micro-spectroscopy) and multi-photon processes (Coherent Raman Microscopy, SHG). One of the main aims of this research activity is to unveil specific bio-chemical signatures of cancer stem cells, with a particular focus on understanding the dysregulation of their lipid metabolism. He is also interested on using high-resolution 3D printing based on Direct Laser Writing for the fabrication of novel micro-optics, towards the miniaturization of complex optical systems, and of smart micro-/nano-structures to be used as a probe in nanoscale imaging. This research activity takes advantage from an integrated approach that combines design, micro/nanofabrication and optical techniques."
Antonini A, Liberale C, Fellin T. Fluorescent layers for characterization of sectioning microscopy with coverslip-uncorrected and water immersion objectives. Optics express. 2014 Jun 16;22(12):14293-304.
Tirinato L, Liberale C, Di Franco S, Candeloro P, Benfante A, La Rocca R, Potze L, Marotta R, Ruffilli R, Rajamanickam VP, Malerba M. Lipid droplets: a new player in colorectal cancer stem cells unveiled by spectroscopic imaging. Stem Cells. 2015 Jan 1;33(1):35-44.