SYMPHONY at the kick off meeting of MycoKey

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Symphony was prensented by Andrea Adami at the kick off meeting of the European Project MycoKey on 26 April 106 in Martina Franca, Italy.


TateviK Chalyan from UNITN got best student oral presentation award at SPIE.FOCUS Armenia

Thursday, October 8, 2015



T. Chalyan, R. Guider, D. Gandolfi, L. Pasquardini, F.H. Falke,  E. Schreuder, C. Pederzolli, R.G. Heideman, L. Pavesi

"Si3N4 based Asymmetric Mach-Zehnder Interferometers for  biosensing applications"

 presented at the SPIE.FOCUS Armenia: 3rd International Symposium  “Optics & its Applications” (OPTICS-2015), Armenia, October 1-5, 2015

Lionix presented Symphony at the Laser World of Photonics trade fair in Munich

Saturday, June 13, 2015

As a partner in five EU-ICT FP7 projects on optofluidics for sensing and diagnostics applications in Food, Health and Marine LioniX organized a dedicated booth (see picture) at the huge (30,000 visitors) Laser World of Photonics trade fair in Munich in the last week June 2015 ( This event had an added visibility and impact as this year had been chosen to be ‘The Year of the Light’. The participating projects were, next to SYMPHONY FOODSNIFFER (, BIOFOS (, LIPHOS (, and BRAAVOO ( At the booth functional prototypes picture were shown and demonstrations were given (see picture of LIPHOS optofluidic chip with fiber in- and out coupling) to exemplify the potential of the emerging integrated optical waveguide technology for applications in a variety of fields which could solve many societal challenges in the near future. In the satellite EOSOF 2015 (3rd EOS Conference on Optofluidics) of the World of Photonics congress ( the five project were presented by posters and other information material, which also gave extra attention to the booth. The booth was well received by the many visitors and of which 35 had a serious interest in the projects. Hopefully, some of these will result in future collaborations with partners in the projects!


PhD position available at FBK

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Position description

The PhD activity will focus on the design, fabrication and experimental testing of microsystems and sensors for agrofood applications. The position will be inserted in a research group currently involved in EC projects promoting the use of microsystems for the analysis of safety and quality of foods, and in particular in dairy industry.

 The ideal candidate has theoretical and technical background in the following fields:

  • finite element simulation
  • microfabrication techniques
  • material science
  • analytical chemistry
  • biotechnologies
  • biochemistry
  • electronics and measurement systems

A preferential criterion is previous experience in microfluidics, microsystems and experimental testing of analytical systems

 For further information:


1st SYMPHONY Newsletter

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The fisrt SYMPHONY newsletter is out!

Download it now from the link below.

If you want to subscribe/unsuscribe to this newsletter just drop us an email:  morganti(at)

Workshop on biosensing

Monday, March 23, 2015

On March 30th, in room A203 Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico Fabio Ferrari there will be a Workshop on Biosensing. 

There will be several speakers, among them: prof. Laura Lechuga on Lab-on-chip  biosensors and prof. Stefano Selleri on Biosensing through fiber based and mobile-phone based approaches.

For more information see the workshop poster

Invited Talk at IMEKO TCA 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

IMEKO TCA  2014 Symposium, Benevento 15th to 17th September 2014
Invited oral presentation  in the Special session on Multifunctional Photonic Sensors

  Title: Development of microresonator based biosensors operating at ~0.80.9 µm, Georg Pucker

New project questionnaire

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Partecipate in the project!

The SYMPHONY project is evaluating the market and interest in solutions for the detection of milk contaminations. Your help will be highly appreciated. If you whish to collaborate by filling a 5-minutes questionnaire, please go to the following links:

English questionnaire

Italian questionnaire

If you want to contact the consortium for a specific interest, please write to andadami(at)

New SYMPHONY paper accepted

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The paper "Enhanced sensitivity in label free sensing using integrated wedge resonators" has been accepted for oral presentation at EUROPT(R)ODE XII, to be held in Athens, Greece (April 13-16, 2014)

Workshop “Smart systems for food industry”

Friday, November 15, 2013

The  “Smart systems for food industry” workshop aims to present and discuss recent advancement in technologies and perspective for their use in agrofood industry. The workshop is organised in the framework of the EU project “SYMPHONY” in collaboration with the best EU ongoing project on this field to bring together scientists and create a research network to share achievement, experience and approaches. 

Full program

SYMPHONY kick-off

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The SYMPHONY kick-off will take place on November, 14th-15th at FBK's premises in Trento.

MNBS 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The SYMPHONY  Project was presented at the 7th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems, MNBS 2013, 24th-25th September 2013, in Cork, Ireland.