Theodore Goodson (University of Michigan)


Location: 127 Nieuwland Science Hall

Abstract: The combination of nanotechnology and basic science for the discovery and measurement of new phenomena is now an emergent approach to research. The applications of this approach toward biological (or medicinal) points of interest have increasingly shown great promise. In this presentation, it will be illustrated how the basic investigation of small metal clusters and chromophores can be combined with innovative nanotechnology to inspire creative applications in imaging, diagnostics, and in therapeutics. Investigations involving spectroscopy of small metal clusters and chromophores will be discussed under the context of imaging tissue via a two-photon process, photodynamic therapy, and the diagnostic determination of the drug-DNA binding mode for drug efficacy screening.