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

The 59th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication

May 26 - May 29 2015
San Diego, California, USA

Photonics North

June 10 - June 12 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

European Conferences on Biomedical Optics

June 21 - June 25 2015
Munich, Germany

International Conference on Photonics Solutions

July 06 - July 08 2015
Hua Hin, Petchburi, Thailand

Third International Conference on Optical Angular Momentum

August 04 - August 07 2015
New York City, New York, USA
If you are a member of the Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this group’s members, please contact the group chair, Kevin Francis, at Kevin.Francis@perkinelmer.com.