Optical Biosensors (BB)


Optical Biosensors (BB)

Optical biosensorsOptical tools provide highly sensitive and specific means of detecting and quantifying the presence of biological materials as well as characterizing their properties. This group emphasizes the development and application of optical technologies for the targeted detection of trace biological compounds for molecularly-oriented medical diagnostics as well as for biological threat and contamination alerting. Integration of optical tools with micro-electro mechanical devices, microfluidics, and other lab-on-a-chip technologies, as well as the application of emerging technologies such as plasmonics and surface enhanced Raman scattering for biological assays are also important areas of focus.

Name Affiliation Title
Ian White    University of Maryland at College Park Chair
Heather Hunt University of Southern California Vice Chair of Communications
Sharon Weiss Vanderbilt University Vice Chair of Awards

The 5th Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference

May 20 - May 22 2015
Jeju Grand Hotel, Jeju, Jeju Island,

12th Mediterranean Workshop and Topical Meeting "Novel Optical Materials and Applications"

June 07 - June 13 2015
Cetraro, Italy

Photonics North

June 10 - June 12 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Novel Optical Materials and Applications (NOMA)

June 27 - July 01 2015
Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

V International School and Conference on Photonics

August 24 - August 28 2015
Belgrade, Serbia
Each month, the Optical Biosensors executive committee will highlight five Optical Biosensing papers published in the latest issues of the OSA journals. Initially the highlighted papers will be shared via the TG listserv, and over time they will be shared over social media as well.

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