Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology (BT)

Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology (BT)

Optical TrappingOptical trapping has been widely used to uncover fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology, including the understanding of the movement mechanisms of molecular motors and the forces involved in cell adhesion. This group focuses on the development and application of novel optical trapping and manipulation techniques to biological problems. Focus areas include the use of evanescent fields and state of the art optical tweezers for molecular- and cellular-scale manipulation, integration of optical manipulation with microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies, as well as optical sorting and optical methods for cell biology.


Name Affiliation Title
Steven Neale University of Glasgow Chair
Peter Pauzauskie University of Washington Vice Chair
Peter Reece University of New South Wales Director of Events
Stephanie Jones University of Victoria Director of Social Media
Daniel Burnham The Francis Crick Institute Secretary

The 2nd Israeli Biophotonics Conference

December 01 - December 02 2015
Ramat Gan, Israel

Optics & Photonics Taiwan, the International Conference

December 04 - December 06 2015
Hsinchu, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Munich Closing Event of the International Year of Light

December 11 - December 11 2015
Deutsches Museum Munich, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

OSA Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

August 22 - August 25 2016
Ruta N, Medellin, Colombia

2nd International Seminar on Photonics, Optics, and its Applications

August 24 - August 25 2016
The Jayakarta Bali Beach Resort, Legian - Bali, Legian Bali - Indonesia, East java, Indonesia
View the feature issue of Biomedical Optics Express on Optical Trapping Applications online now. The issue presents studies that were the focus of the OTA Topical Meeting, which was held in April 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.

Particpate in the OSA Biomedical Optics Congress, which will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Submit your paper to the congress by 16 December 2015 at 12:00 EST.