Prof Xiaoliang Xunney Xie, Lee Shao-kee Professor, Director of the Biomedical Pioneering Innovation Center (BIOPIC), Director of the Beijing Innovation Center for Genomics (ICG), Peking University

Prof Xiaoliang XieProfessor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie is an internationally renowned biophysical chemist, and the Lee Shao-kee professor of Peking University. After a career at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he became the first tenured professor at Harvard University among Chinese scholars who went to the US since the Reform in China. As a pioneer of single-molecule biophysical chemistry, coherent Raman scattering microscopy, and single-cell genomics, he made major contributions to the emergence of these fields. In particular, his inventions in single-cell genomics have been used in in vitro fertilization to benefit hundreds of couples in China by avoiding the transmission of monogenic diseases to their newborns.

Proposed Title: “Label-Free Optical Imaging with the Contrast of Molecular Vibration: Seeing the Invisibles for Biology and Medicine

Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy is a label-free and noninvasive imaging technique using vibration spectroscopy as the contrast mechanism. Highly sensitive, SRS has opened a wide range of biomedical applications, allowing for imaging small molecules, such as metabolites, drug molecules, or neurotransmitters.

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