UTHM Institutional Repository

Characterizing the interfacial topology of cells attached to liquid crystals

Soon, Chin Fhong and Youseffi, Mansour and Blagden, Nick and Morgan Denyer, Clive Thomas (2012) Characterizing the interfacial topology of cells attached to liquid crystals. In: IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, 17-19 December 2012, Langkawi, Kedah.


Download (1MB)


Widefield surface plasmon resonance (WSPR) microscope provides high resolution imaging of the cell-substrate interface. We report the application of our WSPR imaging system to study the interaction of keratinocytes with the liquid crystals (LC). Imaging of the fixed cell-LC-gold and fixed cellgold interfaces were performed in air using a 1.45 NA objective based system. In the WSPR microscopy technique, keratinocytes were found forming multiple narrow concentric rings with the presence of liquid crystals but these cells expressed wide band of contact area when they are directly cultured on the glass surface. Our work showed the feasibility of using WSPR microscopy system in imaging cells interaction with liquid crystals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: widefield surface plasmons microscopy; adhesion of cells; keratinocytes; cell-liquid crystal interface
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 06:54
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 06:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6121
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year