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
If you are a member of Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics and have ideas and/or suggestions about activities or events to help engage this Technical Group, please contact the group chair at gang.zheng@uhnres.utoronto.ca.