Genomics and Precision Medicine Forum Presents "Plasmonic Nanostars: Golden Prospects for Sensing, Diagnostics and Therapy" by Tuan Vo-Dinh, PhD.
Dr. Vo-Dinh is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at Duke University. He received a B.S. in physics in from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining Duke University in 2006, Dr. Vo-Dinh was Director of the Center for Advanced Biomedical Photonics, Group Leader of Advanced Biomedical Science and Technology Group, and a Corporate Fellow Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His research has focused on the development of advanced technologies for the protection of the environment and the improvement of human health. His research activities involve nanophotonics, biophotonics, nano-biosensors, biochips, molecular spectroscopy, bioimaging for medical diagnostics and therapy (nano-theranostics), bioenergy research, personalized medicine, and global health.
Dr. Vo-Dinh has received numerous scientific awards and authored over 400 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is the author of a textbook on spectroscopy and editor of 9 books. He holds over 37 U.S. and international patents, five of which have been licensed to private companies for commercial development. Dr. Vo‑Dinh has presented over 200 invited plenary, and lectures at international meetings, universities and research institutions. He has chaired over 20 international conferences in his field of research and served on various national and international scientific committees.