JCSMR Director's "Health through Discovery" Public Lecture Series 2018 - The healthy value of light in blood

Blood is essential for life. Understanding blood cells and their interaction with a myriad of living vessels holds key to the health of the circulatory system. Modern optical engineering techniques have transformed light into an indispensable tool to investigate and monitor the health of the blood circulatory system.

In this talk, Dr Steve Lee will elucidate cutting-edge approaches, combining the latest optical engineering with novel biological studies, which are presenting new opportunities to capture dynamic blood processes while it is occurring. He will also touch upon the latest advances of light tools in his laboratory, enabling the next generation of biological imaging tools for detecting blood diseases.

Dr Steve Lee heads the Applied Optics Lab at the Research School of Engineering and the Bio-Optics Lab at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. His interdisciplinary and intercontinental training in Electronics Engineering (Singapore), Optical Physics (UK) and Biomedical Optics (USA) have put his interests right at the crossroads of engineering, applied and pure sciences.

Date & time

5.30–6.15pm 24 September 2018


The Finkel Lecture Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU


Dr Steve Lee


 Dr Anne-Sophie Dielen
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