Ozcan Research Group Wins The Scientist's Top Innovation of 2011
Professor Aydogan Ozcan and his research group have been recognized by The Scientist magazine for their project, a Lenseless, Ultra-wide-field Cell monitoring Array platform based on Shadowimaging (LUCAS). LUCAS, hailed as "an exciting new technology that showcases ingenuity away from preconceived ideas," is a microscope with cell phone connectivity, and costs less than $10, making scientific research and cutting-edge health technology more accessible to all members of the global community.
LUCAS was chosen from over 65 entries from all over the world. The competition was presided over by a diverse and international team of biologists. This has been the fourth consecutive year The Scientist has run the Top Innovation competition. The Scientist features research and development in the life science fields, and has been in monthly publication since 1986. Click here to see why LUCAS was distinguished from all other entries.
Professor Ozcan has received numerous awards including the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, MIT's TR35 Award, NIH Director's New Innovator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, as well as the popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award. The Ozcan Research group applies the study of photonics to nano- and bio-technology in order to resolve issues in global health and telemedicine. Click here to visit the Ozcan Research site.