Biophotonics is a highly interdisciplinary field where physicists, chemists, biologists, physicians and engineers work together to solve the problems appearing in biology and medicine. In China, the Biophotonics discipline is often referred to as Biomedical Photonics, under the first-level disciplines Biomedical Engineering or Optical Engineering, and was initiated in the late 1990s. Over the past 20 years, biophotonics research in China expanded extraordinarily and has reached the frontiers of the world-level sciences. This white paper introduces the research groups in the biophotonics field in China, and their representative contributions.
Keywords: Biophotonics; micro-optical sectioning tomography; neuroimaging; optical bioimaging; photodynamic therapy.
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