Biophotonics Research Group

The research group Biophotonics was founded at the Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics in 2009.
We investigate applications based on photonics in the field of biology, chemistry and medicine. Thereby optical methods like microscopy and spectroscopy are developed to get new insight into intra- and extracellular processes. One major issue is to distinguish between essential biological substances in vitro as well as in vivo.

There is seen high potential in those methods to be future applications in medical diagnostics or as a method for bio-chemical institutes. For example sensors to continuously control physical functions or screening methods for fast detection of small amounts of specific substances.
 
 

Our research focuses in the following fields:
  • infrared spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • imaging methods based on biomolecular vibrational spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
 

 

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Wir bedanken uns bei unseren Förderern und Partnern:
 

        Zentrum für med. Forschung, Mannheim        Bioquant Uni Heidelberg

 
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