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Research Focus Biophotonics

The biophotonics research focus implements innovative photonic methods and tools for the following application fields

  • Molecular spectroscopy, high resolution and hyperspectral imaging
  • Fiber, chip, and nanoparticle-based analytics.

Applications range from clinical diagnostics (e.g., sepsis and cancer diagnosis) to food and environmental safety as well as to fundamental research in the life sciences. These applications require the development of new spectroscopic methods and imaging systems of the highest specificity, sensitivity, and resolution. This approach is supported by the search for new markers and the implementation of fitting labels based on metallic nanoparticles, for example.

System development is carried out through the fiber optics and photonic detection research focuses.

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