Chinese Optics Letters (COL) invites original manuscript submissions for a Special Issue on Optical Methods for Life Sciences to be published in September 2017. This issue will focus on the cutting- edge optical techniques and its applications to brain sciences and immunology. Understanding the brain’s function and brain diseases has long been quested. Brain’s function depends on neuronal networks and therefore from a systems biology perspective, should be studied not only at the neuron level, but also at the neuronal networks and system levels. Optical imaging can be applied at multiple levels from gene to molecular, from cellular to tissue and from organ to system levels to yield critical information bridging molecular structure and physiological function. Along with the brain research, immunology attracts many researchers’ interest. Optical methods enable visualizing cellular and molecular events dynamically and thus serve as ideal tools for studying immune activities in vivo. Topics of this special issue will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  · high resolution optical imaging of neural circuits and networks

  · functional imaging of the brain using optical techniques

  · diffusive optical tomography for animal or human brain studies

  · optical imaging of brain-wide neuroanatomical architecture or connectivity

  · in vivo fiber-based imaging and detection

  · novel technologies in monitoring immune activities

  · molecular imaging for immune responses

  · in vivo cellular and biomolecular responses

  · photodynamic therapy and immune responses

  Feature Editors:

Prof. Qingming Luo

Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics

Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Email: qluo@mail.hust.edu.cn

 

Prof. Francesco Pavone

European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy Department of Physics

University of Florence, Italy

Email: francesco.pavone@unifi.it

Prof. Ling Fu

Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics

Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Email: lfu@mail.hust.edu.cn

 

 

  Submission deadline: April 10, 2017

Submission format: Authors should use the MS-Word or Latex style files. Please visit and upload the submission at the website: http://www.col.opticsx.org with the mark of “special issue on optical methods for life sciences”. If you have any questions, please email to col@siom.ac.cn.