Researcher profile


Professor Malini Olivo


Olivo's distinguished career 

Prof Malini Olivo is a newly appointed Stokes Professor of   Biophotonics at the  National University Ireland, Galway. She also holds a visiting Professorship in Harvard Medical School . She obtained a PhD in Bio-Medical Physics in 1990 and since been active   in translating nano-biophotonics science  from the bench to the clinic  for biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics in Canada, Singapore ad now Ireland. She did  pioneering  biophotonics research  in medicine for the early detection of cancer using novel minimally invasive endoscopic optical techniques and for the treatment of cancer using light activation of drugs that target cancer.  She has published widely in both the medical and scientific field   and has received numerous research awards for her contribution to  the field. In 2011, the international society for photonics engineering will honour  her as 1 among 12 women who have made significant contribution to photonics research and education.


Recently her work was cited in the  the Irish times  (26th November 2010) As Bright Ideas to conquer new worlds:

Malini Olivo

Prof Malini Olivo