Applications of photonics to the life sciences and medicine

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The ongoing science and technology projects in the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology, headquartered at UC Davis are discussed. These projects fall within the three technology development themes, which are the advanced bio-imaging concepts and related probe development, biosensors and assays, and photon-based medical devices. The development of saturated structured illumination microscopes to achieve up to 5x diffraction-limited resolution imaging, x-ray diffraction microscopy, is also discussed. The x-ray diffraction microscopy will use the Linac Coherent Light Source to image single biomolecules, phytochromes engineered for tailor wavelength optical labels and Raman spectroscopy for single molecule detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, LEOS 2004 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: Nov 7 2004Nov 11 2004


Other2004 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, LEOS 2004
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CityRio Grande

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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