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

Open Readings 2016

marzo 15 - marzo 18 2016
Vilnius, Lithuania

Mid-Infrared Coherence Sources (MICS)

marzo 20 - marzo 22 2016
Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA

Clinical and Translational Biophotonics

abril 25 - abril 28 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Cancer Imaging and Therapy

abril 25 - abril 28 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Optics and the Brain

abril 25 - abril 28 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Particpate in the OSA Biomedical Optics Congress, which will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Submit your paper to the congress by 16 December 2015 at 12:00 EST.
 
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