IST 9 – Building BiophotonicsWorld.org
INTEGRATED STUDIES HONORS PROGRAM
University of California, Davis
Dr. Marco Molinaro and Professor James Shackelford Spring 2007
DESCRIPTION OF COURSE: The Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology is working with numerous international partners to create an online resource that helps the worldwide community learn about and share information on the new field of biophotonics. This course will entail learning a bit about the field and then doing research and writing to explain fundamental topics and enhancing the work started by the Winter 07 IST8A class. Internet searches, writing WIKI-like documents, cross-referencing, filming demonstrations, taking pictures, and more are all part of the course. Regular weekly work will be expected outside of the 1 hour class meeting as class time will be devoted to organization and review of what has been achieved thus far. The website will be shown at a National Science Foundation yearly review on May 31, 2007 - the best student work will be kept on the website and proper credit given - this can be your first published work!
CLASS TIME: At the start of the quarter the class will meet Tuesday mornings from 9-10 am. As the quarter progresses the schedule will vary and will be determined based on group needs to complete projects.
Office Hours: times available by appointment.
Grading: Pass/No Pass grade will be assigned based on class attendance, participation, creativity and quality of work created over the quarter.
How Light Interacts with Tissue and other biological materials
Cosmetic Laser Applications
Basic Biophotonics Instruments
Medical procedures involving Biophotonics
Fluorescence, bioluminescence and uses
Some areas we may need for primer (some could be sidebars)
What is light? Ways of creating it? Basics of lasers
Why are biophotonics tools for telling us about our bodies possible?
Size and scale of things we've heard about
The Promise of Biophotonics in Biology and Medicine - Grand Challenges