Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory (BORL)
We aim to develop new optical and photoacoustic monitoring instruments and techniques for medical applications.
Optical methods exploit the optical properties of natural chromophores, particularly the different absorption spectra of oxygenated and deoxygenated haemoglobin. They offer certain advantages over other clinical spectroscopic and imaging methods: they use safe, non-ionising radiation, they provide functional information, and they can be used for continuous bedside monitoring. Members of BORL are also part of smaller, closely-linked research groups (see below).