Optical Biosensors (BB)

Optical Biosensors (BB)

Optical tools provide highly sensitive and specific means of detecting and quantifying the presence of biological materials as well as characterizing their properties. This group emphasizes the development and application of optical technologies for the targeted detection of trace biological compounds for molecularly-oriented medical diagnostics as well as for biological threat and contamination alerting. Integration of optical tools with micro-electro mechanical devices, microfluidics, and other lab-on-a-chip technologies, as well as the application of emerging technologies such as plasmonics and surface enhanced Raman scattering for biological assays are also important areas of focus.


NameAffiliationTitle
Nicolas Christian Pegard University of California BerkeleyChair




Congratulations to Nicolas Pegard, the new chair of the Optical Biosensors Technical Group! If you are a member of this group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with Nicolas as he begins his term as chair.

                                 
Read the blog posts from the Optical Biosensors Incubator Meeting, which focused on using optical technologies in the diagnosing and understanding of diseases.

 


Each month, the Optical Biosensors executive committee will highlight five optical biosensing papers published in the latest issues of the OSA Journals. To receive these highlights via email, make sure your technical group selections in My Account are up to date and include Optical Biosensors.

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