IST 8A: Introduction to Biophotonics

IST 8A: Introduction to Biophotonics (Winter 2009, UC Davis). Instructors: Dr. Marco Molinaro and Professor James Shackelford. This is the introductory class for biophotonics with an overview of the UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST). The course is a basic interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection of biology, physics, optics and technology with light. In addition to getting an overview of the science of biophotonics, doing hands-on experiments, and interacting with CBST scientists, the students in IST 8A have projects on how to communicate this new technology to middle and high school students and the general public.

Lecture 01 - Introduction to Biophotonics
Lecture 02 - Light Sources and Interaction with Matter
Lecture 03 - Light/Tissue Interactions
Lecture 04 - Tools for Biophotonics
Lecture 05 - Cancer and Biophotonics
Lecture 06 - Basic Molecular Biology
Lecture 07 - Overview of CBST Science Program
Lecture 08 - Hands-on Spectrophotometry with Light Sources
Lecture 09 - Fluorescence and Uses for Studying Model Organisms
Lecture 10 - Bioluminescence, Tagging Living Organisms
Lecture 11 - Basic Neuroscience and Neuro-Photonics and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Lecture 12 - Studying Bioluminescence, Tagging Living Organisms
Lecture 13 - Nanotechnology and Uses in Biophotonics
Lecture 14 - Use of Bioluminescence to Study Plant Circadian Rhythms
Lecture 15 - Sustainability at Shields Library