Bio-Medical Optics

Molecular Probes and Nanobio-Optics

This group focuses on the use of molecularly specific exogenous agents to image biological tissues. The information provided by these techniques (including fluorescent proteins, quantum dots and plasmonic nanoparticles) makes it possible to construct nanoscale probes to produce therapeutic effects.

     

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 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.

Upcoming Webinar: Molecular Understanding of Electromagnetic Field-Biomatter Interaction

When: 29 October 2021, 11:00 (EDT, UTC - 04:00)

In this webinar, Dr. Michal Cifra from the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences will focus on selected topics at the molecular level of how electromagnetic field is generated within organisms; i.e. the biophysical mechanisms that could generate endogenous biological electromagnetic fields. Such fields can range from a few kHz up to the visible band.

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NameAffiliationTitle
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




On-Demand Webinars

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

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