Belinda is one of the world’s foremost experts in photochemistry and photobiology, with a focus on singlet oxygen production.
After earning her PhD in Science from the University of Liege in Belgium in 2004, she began her career at the University of Calgary where she’s been a Professor since 2013. Belinda contributed to a WHO-related study evaluating methylene blue as a safe, low-cost PPE decontamination method for low-resource communities with critical shortages.
The Heyne Lab for Photosciences at the University of Calgary is one of a few labs in the world with the capability to measure singlet oxygen—which is critical to creating singlet-oxygen solutions that account for variable light sources with different wavelength properties, photobleaching, photosensitizer chemicals, and materials. The lab performs much of Singletto’s R&D on singlet-oxygen production and tests the singlet-oxygen solutions we cocreate with licensees.