We work on both technology development and applying these optical techniques to problems in the life sciences.

Developing tools and techniques

In the biophotonics group we work on optical tweezers, optical fibre traps, integrated optical and microfluidic devices, and Raman Sensing and apply these tools and technologies to the biomedical sciences.

Addressing biological problems

We collaborate with a small number but broad range of scientists working in the biomedical/life sciences. See the list below for current and past projects.

Portable optical tweezers

Optical fibre traps

Integrated waveguide cell sorter

Machining SERS substrates

Isolation of marine microbes using optical manipulation

Label-free cell characterisation

Spheroid interrogation

Optical tweezer microrheology