Francesca Bragheri received her Laurea Degree (cum laude) and PhD Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pavia in 2003 and 2007 respectively. From 2007 to 2011 she carried out her research activity as a postdoc at the Quantum Electronics Lab, University of Pavia and spent few months at University of Insubria in
Como and at Vilnius University in Vilnius (Lithuania). From 2012 she is a Staff Researcher of the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology (IFN) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Her scientific activity has been mainly devoted to radiation-matter interaction, both in guided-wave structures and in bulk materials. Currently her research interests are related to the development of new biophotonic devices for optical manipulation of single cells without physical contact and to their fabrication by femtosecond laser irradiation. She is co-author of 44 regular articles published in peer-reviewed international journals.