Introduction to Biophotonics (IST 8A) - Winter 2007
Hunt Hall Room 241, Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 11:50 am PST, Winter 2007
University of California, Davis
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Dr. Marco Molinaro and Professor James Shackelford
Taught in collaboration with the Science and Education Teams of the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST).
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Introduction, CBST Overview
Jan 8, 10
Brief History of Science; Basics of Light;
Light Sources and Interaction w/ Matter
NOTE: Mon, Jan. 15 is a Holiday; Class resumes on Wed, Jan. 17
Basics of Biology
Jan 22, 24
Light/Tissue Interactions, Tools
No class meeting – Oak Park Field-Trip
Basic Molecular Biology, Genes and Cancer
Feb 5, 7
Overview of CBST Science Program; Learning/Teaching Techniques
Feb 12, 14
Hands-On, Use of cellular/molecular tags
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NOTE: Mon., Feb. 19 is a Holiday; Class resumes on Wed., Feb. 21
Tags and Diagnostics
Feb 26, Feb 28
PRESENTATION Practice, Medical Imaging
Mar 5, 7
Dissecting biophotonics tools, Therapies and Societal Implications
Mar 12, 14
Intern Panel, Internship program overview, Presentation debrief, Wrap-Up; Review Session
PRESENTATION Practice: Feb. 26, 2007 (Practice session on presenting a basic principle of biophotonics to one of following audiences – middle school, high school class, community college or general public)
FINAL PRESENTATION: Approximately last two weeks of class (Actual presentation of a biophotonics application to one of following audiences – middle school, high school class, community college or general public)
TERM PAPER DUE: Monday, March 14, 2007
FINAL EXAMINATION:Friday, Mar. 16, 2007, 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
TEXT: Paras Prasad, Introduction to Biophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2003. (Reference copies available for check-out at CBST Office)
Office Hours: JFS: Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 241 Hunt Hall. Other times by appointment.
MM: Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., 227 Hunt Hall. Other times by appointment.
Grading:Attendance (10%), Quizzes (15%), Presentations (25%), Term Paper (25%), Final (25%)