Together against lung cancer


Laser-based research into the early detection of lung cancer is receiving a new boost. A high-ranking delegation led by Prof. Zheng You, President of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the attoworld team at the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA).


According to the agreement, attoworld researchers at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and their colleagues at the School of Optical & Electronic Information at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (SOEI-HUST) will collaborate in the field of molecular fingerprinting using infrared spectroscopy for the early detection of lung cancer. The aim is to use blood-based information to make treatment decisions and better personalize efficient therapies.



To this end, a laser laboratory is to be set up at Huazhong University of Science and Technology and a team trained to operate it. In this way, the Lasers4Life (L4L) study of the attoworld team in the field of lung cancer research could be substantially expanded. The blood plasma samples collected at the university hospital will be characterized in the new laboratory using ultrashort pulse-based infrared spectroscopy and the measured infrared fingerprints will be analyzed by the data scientists at LMU and HUST. The results will then be published in joint publications.


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