DIT Biophotonics and Imaging
Biophotonics involves the application of spectroscopic and biophotonic measurements, such as:
- Fluorescence spectroscopy
- Cytometer measurements
- Circular dichroism spectroscopy
- UV-vis spectrophotometry
- Raman spectroscopy
- FTIR spectroscopy
- NMR spectroscopy
for the purposes of understanding and modelling biological systems at the biochemical level in sera, cells and tissues. See Resources for further information on equipment.
DIT Biophotonics and Imaging is a multidisciplinary collaboration between members of groups housed within the Focas Research Institute (MSA, NanoLab and RESC), and personnel in the DIT School of Biological Sciences. The successes of the group at present have been the development of Raman and infrared spectroscopies for the analysis of pathological changes in cervical cancer tissue and the modelling of radiobiological effects in biological systems. Other projects that are currently underway are listed in the Current Projects section.