The Centre has a long history of developing new techniques for medical imaging (particularly in magnetic resonance imaging), transforming them from a primarily diagnostic modality into an interventional and therapeutic platform. This is facilitated by the Centre's strong engineering background in practical imaging and image analysis platform development, as well as advances in minimal access and robotic assisted surgery. Hamlyn has a strong tradition in pursuing basic sciences and theoretical research, with a clear focus on clinical translation.

In response to the current paradigm shift and clinical demand in bringing cellular and molecular imaging modalities to an in vivo – in situ setting during surgical intervention, our recent research has also been focussed on novel biophotonics platforms that can be used for real-time tissue characterisation, functional assessment, and intraoperative guidance during minimally invasive surgery. This includes, for example, SMART confocal laser endomicroscopy, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and flexible FLIM catheters.


BibTex format

author = {Kong, L and Evans, C and Su, L and Elson, DS and Wei, X},
doi = {1361-6463/ac471f},
journal = {Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics},
title = {Special issue on translational biophotonics},
url = {},
volume = {55},
year = {2022}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - This special issue on 'Translational Biophotonics' was initiated when COVID-19 started to spread worldwide in early 2020, with the aim of introducing the advances in optical tools that have the ability to transform clinical diagnostics, surgical guidance, and therapeutic approaches that together can have a profound impact on global health. This issue achieves this goal comprehensively, covering various topics including optical techniques for clinical diagnostics, monitoring and treatment, in addition to fundamental studies in biomedicine.
AU - Kong,L
AU - Evans,C
AU - Su,L
AU - Elson,DS
AU - Wei,X
DO - 1361-6463/ac471f
PY - 2022///
SN - 0022-3727
TI - Special issue on translational biophotonics
T2 - Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
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VL - 55
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