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BIM 289: Special Topics in Biophotonics (Winter 2009, UC Davis). Instructor: Professor Dennis Matthews.

This course explores in depth the latest advances in biophotonics through in-depth discussions with leading researchers in the field. They discuss topics: the mechanisms by which light can interact with materials; how X-ray diffraction can be used to determine the 3D structure of single, uncrystallized biomolecules; the history of optical microscopy; optical methods in Lipid metabolism research; optical methods of biodetection; nanoparticle-enhanced X-ray therapy for cancer; and so on.

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  • Lecture 01 – Introduction to Biophotonics Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Interaction of Light with Matter Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Molecular Imaging with X-ray Lasers Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Overview of Optical Microscopy Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Introduction to Optical Probes Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Optical Methods in Lipid Metabolism Research Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Fluorescent Phytochromes Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Optical Methods in Traumatic Brain Injury Research Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Point-of-Care Technologies: Optical Methods of Biodetection Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Nanoparticle-Enhanced X-ray Therapy for Cancer Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Advances in Photodynamic Therapy Unlimited

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