This talk will look at how some of the latest developments in laser and photonic science underpin exciting new techniques in the biological and medical sciences. It will show how we can use very short pulses of light to inject new chemicals, DNA and objects into cells with possible future
applications in genetic medicine and advanced sensor design. Tom will also discuss how an understanding of the interaction between light and matter can lead to new ways of diagnosing cancer from single cells and provide new imaging tools for pathology. The talk will conclude with a discussion of how we can go about implanting these technologies in the clinical environment with a particular emphasis on designing photonic
probes for the next generation of robot-based surgery.