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Advanced Spectroscopic Instrumentation and Sensitive Molecular Probes as Key Players in Modern Analytical Chemistry.JPG

The Center of Research Excellence in Nanotechnology in collaboration with the department of chemistry organized a joint seminar on "Advanced Spectroscopic Instrumentation and Sensitive Molecular Probes as Key Players in Modern Analytical Chemistry" presented by Dr. Sulayman Oladepo on Wednesday, 25th of November 2015.

The event was graced by CENT personnel, faculties, and students from the department of chemistry. The speaker discussed the use of spectroscopic instrumentation and molecular probes for solving analytical problem in biology, health and energy. The unique attributes of ultraviolet (UV) resonance Raman spectroscopy technique, how it was used for in situ analysis of sunscreen formulations and suitability for the analysis of complex mixtures was also discussed.

He also presented his work which involves the design, testing and application of molecular probes for DNA sequencing and photodamage detection. The results were discussed in terms of the inherent sensitivity of the probes and the key role they play in biomedical diagnostics.

Another work in the area of analytical/spectroscopic instrumentation, including quantum cascade lasers (QCL) and photoacoustic (PA) spectroscopy, was presented, discussing the applications of advanced spectroscopic instrumentation in the context of advances in optics and lasers. He finally discussed the potential significance of such research endeavors to society.

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