Stimulation of whiskers of a rat lead to localized changes in hemodynamics enabling high resolution functional mapping of the brain.
Medical OpticsProf. Dr. Turgut Durduran
Activities: ICFO-Medical Optics (ICFO-MEDOPT) group was founded in 2009 by Dr Turgut Durduran as an inter-disciplinary group that develops new technologies using advanced photonics for pre-clinical and clinical bio-medicine.
The group’s main expertise is in diffuse optical monitoring and tomography which uses photon diffusion to probe “deep” (0.1-10cm) into tissues. Our research aims to advance the field in theoretical instrumentation and application oriented approaches in parallel. We focus on applications in neurology and oncology and in both pre-clinical animal model studies and in clinical human studies.
Inter-disciplinary, collaborative work forms the core of our vision and we routinely work with biomedical centers, hospitals and engineering departments in Spain, around Europe and abroad. In particular, we have strong ties with other centers in Barcelona area and with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.