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SPIE Professional April 2008

Asian Experts Share Learning in Biophotonics

Curious teachers at the Asian College on Optical Engineering receive a demonstration of an optical system at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic-AEM Centre of Innovation.

The newly organized Asian College on Optical Engineering (ACOE) introduced Singapore high school teachers to biophotonics and novel biomedical imaging systems in its first program last November.

The one-day workshop was jointly conducted by the SPIE Singapore Student Chapter, the Photonics & Microsciences Laboratory (PAM) at Nanyang Technological University, and the Ngee Ann Polytechnic-AEM Centre of Innovation (NACOI). The ACOE program featured demonstrations of the novel digital holographic microscope and spatial light modulators, a talk on biophotonics in dentistry and cancer research, and a discussion about how best to encourage teen-agers to seek a career in this rapidly growing field.

Presenters included Malini Olivo, Singapore National Cancer Centre, Anil Kishen, faculty in dentistry at National University of Singapore, SPIE Board member Anand Asundi of the NTU School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Vijay Raj Singh, PhD candidate at NTU and research scientist, NACOI.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4200804.16

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