The scheduled practical tasks in the Biophotonics teaching laboratory are performed by undergraduate students studying Applied physics and by first year students studying Biophysics at the masters level. The main applied methods include steady state absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy and optical microscopy.
The undergraduate students are acquainted with the basic principles, methodology and practical applications of absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy by using both standard and fiber optics based equipment for data collection and registration. They learn how to prepare samples from plants, to measure the optical density of plant pigments in the samples and to obtain the correct fluorescence spectra. A separate stand is dedicated to the microscopic visualization of biological specimens.
The masters students perform laboratory work during which they learn how the optical spectroscopy methods can be applied to evaluate the photostability of biological pigments and molecules possessing photochemical activity, to measure the quantum yield of fluorescence, to study the interaction between dyes and biological macromolecules, etc.
BIOPHOTONICS TEACHING LABORATORY
ROOM 302, SAULĖTEKIO AVE. 9, BLDG. III, VILNIUS
HEAD OF LABORATORY: SAULIUS BAGDONAS