20 September 2010

Just released: P4L experts on „Nanobiophotonics“

Nanobiophotonics integrates concepts and instruments from nanoscience, photonics, and biotechnologies and is an impressive example of a rapidly progressing multidisciplinary field. The methods of nanoscience and photonics give a powerful momentum to life sciences, offering advanced tools to confront some of the greatest challenges in biosciences and biotechnologies. The Journal of Biophotonics special issue "Nanobiophotonics" offers a collection of contributions from leading scientists in the field, who presented their state-of-the-art research at the Nanobiophotonics conference, organized as part of the Second International Symposium on Topical Problems of Biophotonics (Nizhny Novgorod, July 19–24, 2009).

Among the contributions are several from P4L members. Together with colleagues from the Lund Laser Centre, researchers from the Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena, Germany, report about their work, in which they establish a multimodal approach to discriminate basal cell carcinoma from non-diseased tissue. Scientists from the University of St. Andrews in their contribution demonstrate the advantages of a spatial light modulator (SLM) for the controlled injection and phototransfection of mammalian cells with a femtosecond light source. They show that irradiation in three axial positions doubles the number of viably optoinjected cells when compared with a single dose.

Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

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5th International Conference on Biophotonics

20 March 2017

Continuing the success of the previous meetings held in Sacramento, Ottawa, Jena, and Florence, the 5th conference will come to Perth, Western Australia, running over two full days, and back-to-back with the Science on the Swan medical research conference, which delegates are strongly encouraged to also attend, at discounted rates. [more]

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