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

Photonics North

junio 10 - junio 12 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

European Conferences on Biomedical Optics

junio 21 - junio 25 2015
Munich, Germany

International Conference on Photonics Solutions

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

Third International Conference on Optical Angular Momentum

agosto 04 - agosto 07 2015
New York City, New York, USA

Light in Science, Light in Life 2015 (Summer School)

agosto 17 - agosto 21 2015
Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, Mexico
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