Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century

  • Xun Shen
  • Roeland Van Wijk
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. E. Gratton, S. Breusegem, N. Barry, Q. Ruan, J. Eid
    Pages 1-14
  3. Susumu Terakawa, Takashi Sakurai, Takashi Tsuboi, Yoshihiko Wakazono, Jun-Ping Zhou, Seiji Yamamoto
    Pages 15-23
  4. Xun Shen, Chunlei Zheng, Ziyang Lin, Yajun Yang, Hanben Niu
    Pages 39-52
  5. Meicai Zhu, Chenggang Liu, Ying Liu, Yinjing Wang, Tao Chen, Xinhua Zhao et al.
    Pages 99-107
  6. Roeland Van Wijk, Eduard Van Wijk
    Pages 173-184
  7. Hugo J. Niggli, Salvatore Tudisco, Giuseppe Privitera, Lee Ann Applegate, Agata Scordino, Franco Musumeci
    Pages 185-194
  8. Takahiro Makino, Kimihiko Kato, Hiroyuki Iyozumi, Youichi Aoshima
    Pages 205-218
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-222

About these proceedings


Biophotonics - Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century

- Roeland Van Wijk, PhD. and Prof. Dr. Xun Shen 

Biophotonics, the science of generating and harnessing light photons to image, detect and manipulate biological materials, offers great hope for the early detection of diseases and for new modalities of light-guided and light-activated therapies. It offers a powerful tool for studying molecular events, such as gene expression, protein-protein interaction, spatial and temporal distribution of the molecules of biological interest, and many chemico-physical processes in living cells and living organisms.

Biophotonics - Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century introduces the basic experimental and theoretical framework, the technical problems, and the wide field of applications in biotechnology, biomedical engineering, engineering, medicine, pharmacology, environmental science, life sciences, and clinical sciences. Biophotonics: Optical Science and Engineering in the 21st Century serves as an ideal aid to the research and development of these areas integrating light, photonics, and biological systems.

Key topics include:

Fluctuation Correlation Spectroscopy in Cells: Determination of Molecular Aggregation

Using GFP and FRET Technologies for Studying Signaling Mechanisms of Apoptosis in a Single Living Cell

Study on Protein-Protein Interaction in Single Living Cells

Functional Optical Coherence Tomography: Simultaneous In Vivo Imaging of Tissue Structure and Physiology

Imaging –Photo- and Sonodynamic Diagnosis of Cancer Mediated by Chemiluminescence Probes

Biophotonic Analysis of Spontaneous Self-Organizing Oxidative Processes in Aqueous Systems

Biophoton Emission and Defense Systems in Plants

Biophotonics - Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century stands as a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate, graduate students and researchers in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, engineering, chemistry, physics, life sciences, and clinical sciences.


Xun Shen

Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing, China

Roeland Van Wijk

Professor, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Utrecht University,

Utrecht, The Netherlands


Biomedical Imaging Biophoton Biotechnica FRET biomedical engineering cells fluorescence imaging living systems microscope optical coherence tomography physiology spectroscopy tissue tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Xun Shen
    • 1
  • Roeland Van Wijk
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of BiophysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Station HombroichInternational Institute of BiophysicsNeussGermany

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