Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Dr Gemma Lancaster, Lancaster University

Friday 27 November 2015, 1500-1600
Furness Lecture Theatre 2

Biological oscillations and their diagnostic potential in melanoma - Oscillations are found on many scales in the body. One example is the regulation of blood flow, occurring locally via the intrinsic movement of the vessel walls, which can be observed in laser Doppler flowmetry signals. Here, it is demonstrated that these oscillations are altered in melanoma lesions, and that this information can be used for their non-invasive diagnosis. Reasons for these alterations are also explored.