Integrated Optical Sciences
Biomolecules and nanostructures
The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale.
We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call
active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with
biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente
University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the
(Stimulated) Raman imaging of tissue for tumor identification
In collaboration with the group of Theo Ruers and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital we are developing a system that analyses freshly excised tissue. The aim is to discriminate tumor from healthy tissue in a quick system that could be placed inside (or close to) the operation theatre, significantly reducing the time required for the determination of safe tumor margins.