Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics (BP)

Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics (BP)

With 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.

Hisataka Kobayashi National Institutes of HealthChair
Kevin Francis Perkin Elmer, Inc.Vice Chair
Jianghong Rao Stanford UniversityVice Chair
Gang Zheng University of TorontoAdvisor
Jie Zheng University of Texas at DallasSecretary

2 April 2017

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California United States

OSA is currently seeking a volunteer to lead the Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics Technical Group starting in January 2017. If you are interested in serving as chair and building a strong community for this group’s members, apply for the position by 30 November. Learn more about this opportunity >>

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