Nanomedicine Applied Nano-Optics
Our mission is to develop new optical technology contributing to the solution of outstanding questions in the life sciences. Within a multidisciplinary research environment, the Applied Nano-Optics laboratory members aim to develop and apply a variety of microscopic imaging tools to study lipid bilayers, liposomes and nanoparticle-lipid complexes within a biological native environment in real-time. Having filed two European patent applications, we also actively promote the introduction of our research ideas into the market place.
Developments introduced by the laboratory include a new type of combined optical and scanning probe microscopy , improved imaging ellipsometry at the solid-liquid interface , and the development of an analytical theoretical framework for analysing visible light scattering of liposomes near a substrate .
1. Miranda A, Martins M, De Beule PAA. Simultaneous differential spinning disk fluorescence optical sectioning microscopy and nanomechanical mapping atomic force microscopy. Rev Sci Instrum. 2015; 86(9):093705.
Group manager Pieter De Beule
Applied Nano-Optics team’s work on thin film optical anisotropy characterization accepted for publication in Review of Scientific Instruments (AIP)
Adelaide Miranda and Pieter De Beule from the INL Applied Nano-Optics Research Group presented their work on spectral imaging ellipsometry for the determination of lipid bilayer optical aniso...