7 September 2011

P4L reaches out to New Zealand

In order to encourage closer ties the European Network of Excellence for Biophotonics Photonics4Life (P4L) has established a partnership with the Jack Dodd Centre (JDC) for Quantum Technologies from the University of Otago. With the collaboration the two partners aim to identify opportunities for exchange of faculty and facilitate programs in areas of teaching and research that will enable interested and qualified students and researchers to pursue either short-term or extended programs of study at member institutions of the other organisations.

Represented by Prof. Igor Meglinski the JDC is on the forefront of the development of a national Photonics/Biophotonics platform and is also part of the worldwide consortium Biophotonics4Life. The Jack Dodd Centre (JDC) for Quantum Technology was opened in April 2006 with financial support from the University of Otago. The core group has been in existence for approximately 10 years and currently consists of 7 faculty members spread across theory and experiment. The Otago Bose-Einstein condensation experiment was the first such experiment in the southern hemisphere, and members of the JDC group have received numerous accolades for their research in the mysterious behaviour of quantum mechanics so clearly exposed in ultra-cold gases.

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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