Life sciences are one of the main driving forces of scientific progress. The ability to decode, control or image biosystems at different stages of their development can be a key to many problems in medicine or biology. Therefore, the measurement tools supporting this progress should be developed at the same rate. One such category of measurement tools relies on light technologies, which are well-recognized as prospective methods for biological system characterization, manipulation, and control.

The closely related field of biophotonics has recently earned two Nobel prizes, one in 2008 for the development of biomarkers and another in 20142 for super resolution imaging. Such recognition affirms the importance of the biophotonics field. In this project, we will investigate new optical materials and use the resulting enhanced resonant properties in nanophotonic devices dedicated to biological applications.

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