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All Optical Manipulation of Photonic Metasurfaces for Biophotonic Applications in Microfluidic Environments

Project description

Optical 'hands' limber up for greater range, physically and scientifically

From optical nano-tweezers to nanoscale laser processing, scientists are harnessing the power of light to manipulate biological specimens with unprecedented levels of precision. However, much as the hands of a nurse reaching into the holes of an infant incubator are limited in range by the setup's geometry, so are the beams of light currently restricted regarding the manipulation of tiny biological objects at such close range. The EU-funded AMPHIBIANS project is developing a new biophotonics platform exploiting novel exotic surfaces that will remove these restrictions. It will usher in a new era of photonics for microfluidic environments and a new age of discovery in biology and medicine.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 999 524

Beneficiaries (1)

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 999 524
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments