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Biophotonics Laboratory

The Biophotonics Laboratory in the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering is determined to develop innovative optical devices that are more compact, accurate, reliable, and cost-effective, with applications for cancer detection and therapeutic monitoring, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).   

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About Biophotonics

Biophotonics is a multidisciplinary field that studies the interactions between photons—the quantum units of light—and biological systems.  Basic research can be broadly applied, but medical applications are of particular interest, as an aging population and projected economic and demographic changes in industrialized and third-world countries demand the development of cheap and lightweight medical solutions, particularly those that are non-invasive and can be used without the supervision of a physician or other medical professional.    


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Recent News


Dr. Bing Yu and colleagues receives NMDSI grant

June 2023: Princial Investigator Dr. Keke Chen, Dr. Bing Yu, and collaborators receive a $50,000 grant from Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute for their research,"Adaptive and low-cost machine learning methods for health care application.

Dr. Bing Yu's research featured in Marquette Today

February 2023: Dr. Bing Yu discusses how his research combines artificial intelligence with imaging technology to increase the ability to determine the exact size and shape of breast tumors to improve the accuracy of lumpectomies in Marquette Today


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