CENTRE

OF

BIOPHOTONICS

 Light-based innovation for the biosciences

ORGANIZATION

Dr Carlos Penedo

Director

School of Physics and Astronomy  / School of Biology

Laboratory for Biophysics and Biomolecular Dynamics

Dr Juan Varela

Deputy Director

School of Biology

Neurophotonics at the nanoscale

Dr Marcus Bischoff

School of Biology

Developmental Biology

Keywords: cell microscopy, super-resolution, drosophila, embryogenesis

Prof Malte Gather

School of Physics and Astronomy

Soft Matter Photonics

Dr Samantha Pitt

School of Medicine
Metal Ions in Medicine

Dr Paul Reynolds

School of Medicine
Systems Pathology and Cancer

Dr Maarten Zwart

School of Pyschology
Neurosciences

 STRATEGIC VALUES

INTERDISCIPLINARY CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

CoB promotes an stimulating environment that fosters collaborations between tool-builders and tool-users to find  innovative light-based solutions to the most challenging problems in life sciences.  

We aim to be an international reference centre on the use and development of light-based technologies with potential transformative impact in life sciences, both at fundamental and applied research level.

 

SHARING FACILITIES AND KNOWLEDGE

By sharing facilities we provide a cost-effective and flexible use of state-of-the-art equipment to support innovation. By identifying common goals and maximizing resources, we also remove obstacles to research and accelerate discovery.

Any scientific advance can only have impact if other researchers can benefit from it. At the CoB we are committed to share our findings, tools, instrumentation and reagents. 

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TALENT RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

Our workforce comprises scientists from all over the world and we encourage applications from scientists at all career stages.

We are committed to gender and equality and the participating schools have been awarded silver (Pyschology and Neuroscience, Physics, Biology) and Bronze status (Medicine) within the Athena SWAN scheme.

 

DISSEMINATION AND OUTREACH

At CoB we aim to connect science and society and we host public lectures regularly around specific research areas and their impact in everyday life. The ‘Light for Life’ public lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is limited so tickets are required for admission. 

Many of our public lectures and other outreach events are tailored for primary and secondary school students. 

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