BIOS S-175 Optical Imaging in Biology
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From the basic microscopes used by Robert Hooke when he coined the phrase "cell" to Rosalind Franklin's X-ray diffraction images used to explain the DNA double helix structure, imaging technologies have enabled scientists to make amazing biological discoveries. This course explores the historical development of various modern optical imaging techniques, their underlying mechanisms based in physics, their applications in biomedical research, and the advantages and limitations of each technique. Students learn to apply various forms of optical imaging to different biological samples and use computer-based image analysis software to extract relevant information from images.
Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Sever Hall 208
Required sections meeting in the Longwood Medical Area to be arranged.
Start dateMonday, June 19
High school math and sciences (physics, trigonometry, geometry, biology, and chemistry); good computer skills.
Lai Ding, PhD.
Senior Research Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital Institute for the Neurosciences
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