Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics (BP)

Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics (BP)

CNP3012_(1).jpgWith the advancing discovery of the molecular underpinnings of the normal and disease state in biology and medicine, it is becoming possible and increasingly important to form structural and functional images of biological systems with molecular specificity. This group focuses on the use of molecularly specific exogenous agents to both image and/or treat biological tissues. These technologies, including fluorescent proteins, quantum dots, and plasmonic nanoparticles, allow imaging the expression pattern of specific genes or the distribution of particular proteins in an intact biological system. In parallel, this new molecular information makes it possible to construct nano-scale probes that can be activated to produce therapeutic effects, potentially allowing molecular targeting with the probe coupled with spatial targeting with the activating light.

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Name Affiliation Title
Gang Zheng University of Toronto, Canada  Advisor
Kevin Francis Perkin Elmer Chair
Jianghong Rao Stanford University, USA Co-ViceChair
Hisataka Kabayashi NIH Co-Vice Chair
Jie Zheng UT Dallas Secretary

13th International Conference on Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics, and Related Techniques

August 31 - September 04 2014
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Japan Society of Applied Physics Autumn Meeting 2014

September 17 - September 20 2014
Sapporo Campus, Hokkaido University, , Hokkaido, Japan
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