BIM 289: Special Topics in Biophotonics
BIM 289: Special Topics in Biophotonics (Winter 2009, UC Davis). Instructor: Professor Dennis Matthews. This course explores in depth the latest advances in biophotonics through in-depth discussions with leading researchers in the field. They discuss topics: the mechanisms by which light can interact with materials; how X-ray diffraction can be used to determine the 3D structure of single, uncrystallized biomolecules; the history of optical microscopy; optical methods in Lipid metabolism research; optical methods of biodetection; nanoparticle-enhanced X-ray therapy for cancer; and so on.