Professor at the University of St Andrews, Scotland
Honorary Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, USA, at Chiba University, Japan and IIT, Madras, India
Shaped Light for the Future of Biomedical Imaging
I will review recent progress in various aspects of biomedical imaging at St Andrews in my group that has used innovation in shaping light in both space and time. I will cover the topics of wavelength modulated Raman analysis and digital holographic microscopy which we have used to develop label-free hemograms and studies for detection of phenotypically resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis. The main part of my talk will cover the topic of light sheet imaging with propagation invariant light beams (Airy, Bessel) that offer excellent prospects for new studies in neuroscience, developmental biology and histopathology. I will conclude with a novel form of imaging where we use temporal focusing with single pixel detection for wide field multiphoton imaging at depth without the need to characterize the scattering media. The potential impact of these imaging modalities for disease detection and clinical implementation will be emphasized.
Kishan Dholakia is Professor at the University of St Andrews, Scotland and an honorary adjunct Professor at the Centre for Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, USA, at Chiba University, Japan and IIT, Madras, India. He works on advanced imaging for neuroscience and cancer diagnosis, beam shaping and optical manipulation leading a group of around 20 researchers. He has published over 300 journal papers, has in excess of 26,000 citations. His work is cited in the Guinness Book of Records 2015. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, OSA and SPIE. In 2016 he won the R.W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society, in 2017 he won the IOP Thomas Young Medal and Prize and in 2018 was the recipient of the SPIE Dennis Gabor Award.
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