Knowledge of basic elements of differential and integral calculus and of the basic physical and chemical processes.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
Acquire the main concepts related to the following topics: interaction of radiation with biological material, optical techniques to the study of biomaterials, biosensors, optical micromanipulation techniques and miniaturization applied to biological systems.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
This free-choice course, will provide students with the ability to
use optical techniques for the study of biomaterials, biosensors, optical micromanipulation techniques.
The student has to demostration to know the main concepts related to the following topics: interaction of radiation with biological matter, techniques
optical study of biomaterials, biosensors, optical micromanipulation techniques and miniaturization applied to biological systems
The course includes subjects related to biophotonics, optical manipulation, nano and microfluidics , they will be studied with the aim of highlighting the need of the student to develop transversal skills in order to get a critique view and a deeper knowledge of devices related to biomedical engineering.
Introduction to biotechnologies, summary on optical biosensors and Lb-on-Chip technology. Basics of optics. Main properties of laser radiation. Basics of microfluidics. Optofluidic microlasers. Biosensors based on optical resonators, evanescent wave,surface plasmons, interferometric effects. Optical tweezers: fundamentals and methods. Applications of optical tweezers in biotechnologies.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
oral examination; the student is asked to present the main concepts concerning some proposed topics included among the ones of the programme.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
It is evaluated the acquisition of the main concepts related to the following topics: Lab-on-Chip technology, principles of optical biosensing, optofluidic devices, optofluidic lasers, optical tweezers and its applications in biotechnologies.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
It is evaluated the degree of acquisition and understanding of the discussed topics. In particular it is evaluated the degree of understanding of working principles and methods of realization of photonic devices included in the programme.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The maximum score, thirty cum laude, is given to students showing full acquisition of the discussed topics and ability of finding links between the different concepts. The minimum score, eighteen, is given to student showing a sufficient knowledge of the discussed topics and understanding of some methods and devices included in the programme.
Lecture notes of teachers. Other readings: P.N.Prasad Introduction to Biophotonics - Wiley Interscience, P.N.Prasad Nanophotonics - Wiley Interscience. Review articles on discussed topics.
- Biomedical Engineering (Corso di Laurea Magistrale (DM 270/04))