[Kotaro Oyama] Active regulation of cellular functions via photo-thermal conversion

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Kotaro Oyama

Japan Science and Technology Agency
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The objective of this research is to regulate living cells by overcoming the limitations of physiological cellular functions through photo-thermal conversion. In order to achieve this objective, I plan to develop a novel microscopic system for visualization and control of the local temperature at the single-cell level, thus facilitating optical manipulation of biomolecular and cellular functions. This proactive usage of the potential abilities of cells will lead to the next-generation light therapies.

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