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Biophotonics Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminar

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Hatice Altug, Ph.D



Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne



Tuesday, May 4th, 12:00-1:00 PM



Zoom: Meeting ID:  979 614 0112

Passcode: 050513

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Seminar Title: 

Frontiers in Nanophotonics: Enabling Technology for Next-Generation Biosensors


Emerging healthcare needs and initiatives, including global health crisis, personalized medicine, and point-of-care applications are demanding breakthrough advancements in diagnostic tools. Biosensors play an essential role in bioanalytics, but traditional systems are limited in precision, affordability, integration or portability. Furthermore, they require long detection times, sophisticated infrastructure, and trained personnel. Our laboratory addresses these challenges by developing next-generation nanophotonic biosensors, bioimaging, and spectroscopy technologies. Our expertise covers a variety of techniques, including nanophotonics, nanofabrication, microfluidics, surface chemistry, and data science. In particular, we exploit nanoplasmonics and metasurfaces, which can confine light below the fundamental diffraction limit and generate strong electromagnetic fields at nanometric volumes for increasing light-matter interaction and enhancing sensitivity. We develop new nanofabrication methods for high-throughput and low-cost manufacturing of nanophotonic biochips. We integrate our sensors with micro/nanofluidic systems for sample handling. We also use smart data science tools with hyperspectral and bioimaging to achieve high device performance. In this talk, I will present some of our recent work and provide their prospects in biomedical and clinical applications. 

Future Seminars (Spring 2021)

Date Time          
Name Affiliation
May 4th 12:00-1:00pm Zoom Hatice Altug Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

For up to date announcements regarding time, location, and changes to the schedule, please join the Biophotonics Seminar listserv by emailing Dr. Ana  Borrachero-Conejo.

Past Seminars

Andrea Locke, PhD  Nicholas Durr, PhD Xincheng Yao, PhD Andrea Volterra, PhD
Anne Carpenter, PhD Andrew York, PhD    
Cody Siciliano, PhD  David Levitz, PhD  Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, PhD  Curtis Marcott, PhD
Irene Georgakoudi, PhD  Rebecca Vincelette, PhD  Brian Applegate, PhD  Teng-Leong Chew, PhD
Duncan Graham, PhD  Kostandinka Bizheva, PhD  Kristen Maitland, PhD  Kishan Dholakia, Ph.D
Rita Strack, PhD      
Pierre Massion, MD Justus Ndukaife, PhD Ashok Choudhury, PhD Jennifer Hunter, PhD
Christopher Valdez, PhD Mala Mahendroo, PhD Hari Schroff, PhD Maryellen Giger, PhD
Bernard Choi, PhD Richard Simerly, PhD Richard Dluhy, PhD Daniel Hammer, PhD
Shy Shoham, PhD Jennifer Hunter, PhD    
Sandra J. Rosenthal, PhD  Bryan Millis, PhD Thomas Wang, PhD, MD  Robert V. Chimenti
Mingfeng Bai, PhD Andrew Berger, PhD  Arthur F. Gmitro, PhD  Martin Leahy, PhD
Brian Pogue, PhD Andries Zijlstra, PhD  Jason Valentine, PhD Ton van Leeuwen, PhD
Alex Walsh, PhD Christine Hendon, PhD  Nick Stone, PhD  Andrew Rollins, PhD
Wolfgang Drexler, PhD      
Jeffrey D. Schall, PhD William P. Roach, PhD Stephen J. Korn, PhD Doug Morgan, MD MPH
Jerry Wilmink, PhD Laura Waller, PhD Lauren Buchanan, PhD Antony Daniels, MD
Jeff Brooker Xiaoliang Sunny Xie, PhD Peter So, PhD Dr. Joseph Izatt, PhD
Dr. Cynthia Toth, MD Bruce Tromberg, PhD Justin Baba, PhD  
Matthew Lang, PhD Hilliel J. Chiel, PhD Eric Grogan, MD, MPH Dylan Burnette, PhD
Ji-Xin Cheng, PhD Matthew J. Baker, PhD Eric Betzig, PhD Caroline Boudoux, PhD 
Audrey Bowden, PhD Kristin Myers, PhD  Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH Brian J. Wong, MD, PhD, FACS 
Curtiss Marcott, PhD Jay Anderson, BS  Paul Stoddart, PhD  Joshua Caldwell, PhD 
Qi Zhang, PhD J. Micheal Newton, MD, PhD  Daniel Palanker, PhD   
Eric R. Tkacyk, MD, PhD Xingde Li, PhD Vasan Venugopalan, ScD Andrew Dunn, PhD
Madan Jagasia, MD Mark Canales, PhD Hillel J. Chiel, PhD  


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