FIP Seminar Series - Dr. Tomasz S. Tkaczyk "Multimodal Imaging Strategies for Biological Imaging and Diagnostics"
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Tomasz S. Tkaczyk
"Multimodal Imaging Strategies for Biological Imaging and Diagnostics" Dr. Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University Morphology and spectrum are two important characteristics used in both biological research and diagnostic imaging. They allow, for example, developing a better understanding of fundamental cell processes as well as predicting and monitoring various disease stages. If used in tandem, they can yield high specificity and sensitivity. Therefore my talk will focus on discussing optical instrumentation, and its development/application strategies to allow multimodal imaging and detection. Two main groups of devices will be discussed: (1) miniature-integrated imaging microscopes (endomicroscopes) to provide morphological content and (2) multi and hyperspectral high speed systems to obtain bio-chemical signatures of the tissue.