Introduction to Biophotonics (IST 8A) - Winter 2009
Hunt Hall Room 241, Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 11:50 am PST, Winter 2008
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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Jan 5, 7
Introduction, CBST Overview
Brief History of Science; Basics of Light
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Jan 12, 14
Light Sources and Interaction w/ Matter;
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NOTE: Mon, Jan. 19 is a Holiday; Class resumes on Wed, Jan. 21
Basics of Biology
Jan 26, 28
Tools; Basic Molecular Biology, Cancer
Feb 2, 4
|Overview of CBST Science Program; Oak Park Field Trip||Video||PDF, PDFA,PDFB|
Feb 9, 11
Fluorescence and uses for studying model organisms, Use of Bioluminescence to study plant circadian rhythms; Hands-on spectrophotometry with light sources
NOTE: Mon., Feb. 16 is a Holiday; Class resumes on Wed., Feb. 18
hands-on light/tissue interactions and spectrophotometry
Feb 23, 25
Bioluminescence, tagging living organisms; Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
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Mar 2, 4
Imaging and medical biophotonics; societal implications
Mar 9, 11
Dissecting biophotonics tools; Intern Panel, Internship program overview, Presentation debrief
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|11||Mar 16||Wrap-up and review session|
PRESENTATION Practice: Tentatively on Friday, Feb. 20 at a time convenient for at least one representative from each team of four students. The practice will focus on presenting a basic principle and/or application of biophotonics to one of the following audiences – middle school, high school, 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)
FINAL EXAMINATION:Friday, Mar. 18, 2009, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.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., 2013 Kemper Hall, other times by appt.
MM: Monday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 227 Hunt Hall. Other times by appointment.
Grading:Attendance (10%), Quizzes (15%), Presentations (25%), Reports (25%), Final (25%)