Photonics in the Fight Against COVID-19

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The current pandemic has driven innovation in many industries, and the photonics community has made significant contributions in a very short time. ICFO researcher, Turgut Durduran, participates in a three-hour discussion about what is being done within the photonics industry to overcome the challenges COVID-19 has created for our global community.



Raymond P. Goodrich, PhD, Professor of Microbiology, Colorado State University (USA)
Presents: A New Photochemical Method For Creating Inactivated Vaccines: Application To Development of a Vaccine for COVID-19

Thomas Michael Baer, PhD, Professor in the Applied Physics, Stanford Photonics Research Center (USA)
Presents: Construction and validation of UV-C decontamination cabinets for filtering facepiece respirators

Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical Center (USA)
Presents: Rapid multiplex optical methods for quantifying the human immune response to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other upper respiratory pathogens

Turgut Durduran, PhD, ICREA Professor, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain)
Presents: The evaluation of portable diffuse optics for the non-invasive evaluation of microvascular and endothelial health in COVID-19: an international clinical trial

Jace A Willis, Graduate Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University (USA)
Presents: Photodynamic Inactivation of Viruses


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