Centre for Biophotonics and Laser Science (CBLS)
The University of Queensland
CBLS develops new biotechnology, medical and engineering applications in laser technology and undertakes fundamental research in laser science. Our research includes: fundamentals of light-matter interactions; biological imaging and sensing; biological spectroscopy and devices; laser manipulation; and biomedical and clinical applications.
Key science sectors
Strengths and capabilities
- Test lasers for output power, wavelength and classification according to the Australian Standards
- Determine suitability of commercial laser systems and associated devices for specific applications
- Develop laser safety and training courses for specific end users of particular laser systems
- Characterise light sources in terms of output power and wavelength
- Conduct laser-based spectroscopic studies
- Solve commercial problems using optical and laser-based tools and techniques
- Perform colour analysis using spectrophotometry
- Detect single molecule fluorescence
Facilities and major equipment
- - Class 3500 clean laboratory for soft-condensed matter and functional materials research and applications - lasers, spectroscopy systems and associated devices in dedicated experimental laboratories - cooled photon counting detectors and an intensified CCD camera - 3 dedicated laser tweezers systems, and a confocal microscope system with fluorescence imaging
Number of research staff
Upto 20 research staff
Parnell Building 7, University of Queensland QLD 4072
- University Research Centre
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