Introduction to Biophotonics (IST 8A) - Winter 2010
Hunt Hall Room 241, Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 11:50 am PST, Winter 2010
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).
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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Jan 4, 6
Introduction, CBST Overview
Brief History of Science; Basics of Light
Jan 11, 13
Light Sources and Interaction w/ Matter + Lab;
NOTE: Mon, Jan. 18 is a Holiday; Class resumes on Wed, Jan. 20
|4||Jan 25, 27||Basic Biology, Molecular Biology, Cancer Introduction||Video,Video||PDF, PDF,PDF|
Feb 1, 3
|Tools Continued +Overview of CBST Science Program; Oak Park Field Trip||Video||PDF, PDF|
Feb 8, 10
Fluorescence to study HIV, Use of Bioluminescence to study plant circadian rhythms; Hands-on spectrophotometry with light sources
NOTE: Mon., Feb. 15 is a Holiday; Class resumes on Wed., Feb. 17
hands-on light/tissue interactions and spectrophotometry
Feb 22, 24
Bioluminescence, tagging living organisms (tentative); Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Mar 1, 3
nanotechnology and biophotonics, societal implications
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Mar 8, 10
Dissecting biophotonics tools, Internship program overview, Presentation debrief; course review session
PRESENTATION Practice: Tentatively on Friday, Feb. 19 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. A movie is a viable alternative.FINAL EXAMINATION
FINAL PRESENTATION: Approximately last two weeks of class. Again, the presentation will be of a biophotonics principle and/or application to one of following audiences – middle school, high school, community college or general public. A movie is a viable alternative.
:Saturday, Mar. 20, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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: Tuesday, Friday, 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., 160 Everson , 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%)