Welcome to the the DEEPER Project!

DEEPER project (Deep Brain Photonic Tools for Cell-Type Specific Targeting of Neural Diseases) clusters technological, neuroscientific and clinical experts together with innovative start-ups and leading companies with the aim of developing photonic tools for imaging and manipulating of the neuronal activity in deep brain regions. The long-term vision of the project is to exploit photonics for meeting medical and research needs in revealing the molecular and cellular dysfunctions underlying the pathogenesis of neurological diseases. These goals will result in less invasive and more effective treatments of dramatic social impacting pathologies, such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, schizophrenia.


The Deeper Project contains twelve research institutes, universities and startups distributed in Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Israel, Spain and Belgium.

News and events

Deeper @Science is ready!

On the 17th of February Massimo De Vittorio, Project Coordinator, partecipated to Science is ready!.



"Sculpted Light in the Brain, Boston 2022” @SLBconference will be held in June 26th to 28th, at Boston University's Photonics Center. @ProjectDeeper community will participate with some member. A great chance for #Neurophotonics community to meet in person twitter.com/SLBconference/…

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A new achievement from @ProjectDeeper by @mdv_67 @Ferruccio_PhC and collaborators: Holographic Manipulation of Nanostructured Fiber Optics for endoscopic imaging. Have a check at onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sm… #Photonics @PhotonicsEU @Photonics21 @APuigCentelles twitter.com/Ferruccio_PhC/…

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DEEPER is a research project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation actions (RIA) scheme under grant agreement no. 101016787.