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Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics (BP)

Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics

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.

On-Demand Webinars

You can watch any of the following webinar presentations, which were hosted by the OSA Molecular Probes and Nano-bio Optics Technical Group, on-demand.

Girija Gaur University of California IrvineChair
Michel Meunier Polytechnique MontréalVice Chair
Aniruddha Ray University of ToledoEvents & Planning
Hyeon Jeong Lee Zhejiang UniversityEvents & Planning - Asia Pacific
Shuren Hu GlobalFoundriesEvents and Social Media
Achyut Dutta Banpil Photonics, IncEvents Officer
Lucien Everett Weiss Polytechnique MontréalPlanning and Impact Coordinator
Atrouli Chatterjee UC IrvineSocial Media & Outreach

If you are a member of the Molecular Probes and Nano-bio Optics Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Girija Gaur

View OSA Technical Group webinars on-demand at any time or register for any of our upcoming webinars online. Each webinar is an hour long and features a technical presentation on a topic selected by your OSA Technical Groups.