Biophotonics is a multidisciplinary field where light-based technologies are utilized to reveal biological mechanisms, and diagnose several diseases along with finding their treatments. This course introduces the basics of biology and photonics, and provides the most relevant and important application from chemistry, biology, and medicine. For examples, it includes how to detect and identify new viruses (such as the Coronavirus) and how to measure neural activities in live mouse. No specific prior knowledge is required to take the course; however, basic knowledge of optical physics will be useful. INTENDED AUDIENCE :Final Year UG/PG/PhD Scholar/ Medical PractitionerPREREQUISITES : None but basic knowledge of optical physics will be usefulINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Bruker, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG,GE Healthcare, Horiba Ltd., IDEX Corporation, IPG Photonics Corporation, Koninklijke Philips NV, Procter & Gamble Company, The Qiagen, Inc., Applied Materials, Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Week 1:Introduction of BiophotonicsWeek 2:Fundamentals of Light and MatterWeek 3:Basics of BiologyWeek 4:Basics of light-matter interactions in molecules, cells and tissues Week 5:LASERs for BiophotonicsWeek 6:Bioimaging: Principles and ApplicationsWeek 7:Optical BiosensorsWeek 8:Light Activated Therapy: Photo Thermal and Photo Dynamic Therapy Week 9:Tissue Engineering with LightWeek 10:Optical Tweezers, Scissors and TrapsWeek 11:Nanotechnology for Biophotonics: Nano Bio PhotonicsWeek 12:Optogenetics & Neurophotonics