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.

Name Affiliation Title
Hisataka Kobayashi National Institutes of Health Chair
Gang Zheng University of Toronto Advisor
Kevin Francis Perkin Elmer Vice Chair
Jianghong Rao Stanford University Vice Chair
Jie Zheng University of Texas at Dallas Secretary

Open Readings 2016

March 15 - March 18 2016
Vilnius, Lithuania

Mid-Infrared Coherence Sources (MICS)

March 20 - March 22 2016
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA

Clinical and Translational Biophotonics

April 25 - April 28 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Cancer Imaging and Therapy

April 25 - April 28 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Optics and the Brain

April 25 - April 28 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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