Modular Raman spectroscopy: investigating molecular properties of live cells and tissues

Modular Raman spectroscopy: investigating molecular properties of live cells and tissues

Date: Thursday May 17, 2012
Time: 03:00 PM BST

Advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of cells have led to a revolution in the treatment of many diseases, the development of a wide range of therapies, as well as fundamental understanding of the links between cell biochemistry and biological function.

However, understanding the molecular interactions that are responsible for cellular processes and diseases requires new methods for studying biological nanomaterials and for imaging cells and tissues. Such methods must be able to provide detailed biochemical information in biological samples without using labelling or other invasive procedures and be suitable for studying dynamic molecular processes in live cells.

This webinar will introduce the unique features of Raman micro-spectroscopy for biomedical studies, focusing on label-free studies of live cells -- from Raman-activated cell sorting of stem cells to time-lapse molecular imaging of cells; and tissue imaging and diagnosis, including advances towards automated histopathology of skin cancers.

This webinar will run for approximately 45 minutes with time for a Q&A session at the end.

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Speaker: Dr Ioan Notingher, Associate Professor, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK

Notingher's research interest is the development of new optical and spectroscopic methods for studying biological materials at the nano- and microscale. His main focus is on the development of Raman spectroscopic techniques for investigations of live cells, cell membranes and other cellular components.

Moderator: Hamish Johnston, editor, Physics World

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