EDISON, NJ February 20th, 2018 – HORIBA Scientific, world leader in fluorescence spectroscopy systems, presented Dr. Francesco Cardarelli, a senior researcher at the Center for Nanotechnology Innovation at NEST, at the Istituto Italiano de Tecnologia in Pisa, Italy, with the annual Young Fluorescence Investigator Award, selected by the Biological Fluorescence Subgroup of the Biophysical Society. HORIBA Scientific has been the sole sponsor of this award since 1997. Along with the recognition, HORIBA presents a $1000 check to the awardee, who is invited to present a 20-minute talk on their research at the Biological Fluorescence Subgroup Meeting during the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting. This year’s presentation by Dr. Cardarelli, was entitled, "Spatiotemporal fluctuation analysis: a powerful tool for the future nanoscopy of dynamic molecular processes.”
He received his PhD in Molecular Biophysics from the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), in Pisa, Italy. After his Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Cardarelli joined NEST in 2010 as a Junior Post-doctoral fellow. He became a Senior Post-doctoral fellow in 2012 through 2016. He is currently a researcher in the Center for Nanotechnology Innovation. His specialties include Development of advanced optical microscopy methods, single molecule spectroscopy, and the development of smart-delivery vectors for theranostic applications.
The Young Fluorescence Investigator Award is given to a researcher who has been nominated by their peers, for significant advancements and/or contributions in, or using, fluorescence methodologies. The candidate must be a Ph.D., and pre-tenured faculty or a junior level investigator working in the field of fluorescence.
“HORIBA is very proud to sponsor this prestigious award again this year, and Dr. Cardarelli is an excellent choice as this year’s recipient,” said Cary Davies, Director of the Fluorescence group at HORIBA Scientific. Cardarelli is the 23rd researcher to win the Young Investigator Award, since 1997.”