Alberto Diaspro is Director of the Department of Nanophysics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Deputy Director of IIT, Chair of the Nikon Imaging Center at IIT, Professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Physics of University of Genoa. He was President of OWLS (Optics with Life Sciences), EBSA (European Biophysical Societies Association) and Appointed Vice President of ICO (Interational Commission of Optics). AD founded the Nanoscale Biophysics Subgroup of the Biophysical Society and LAMBS (Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy, Bioimaging and Spectroscopy) - www.lambs.it. Today, AD coordinates the IIT Nanobiophotonics research program and the Nanoscopy research line. He published more than 300 papers, 7500 citations, H=39 (source Google Scholar). He is Editor in Chief of the Wiley international journal Microscopy Research and Technique, IEEE senior member, OSA senior member and SPIE fellow. He received the Emily M.Gray Award of the Biophysical Society in 2014. AD is President of the Scientific Council of “Festival of Science” (www.festivalscienza.it).