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

Open Readings 2016

March 15 - March 18 2016
Vilnius, Lithuania

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

Frontiers in Optics: The 100th OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit/Laser Science XXXII

October 17 - October 21 2016
Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, New York, USA

IX Reunión Iberoamericana de Óptica / XII Reunión Iberoamericana de Óptica, Láseres y Aplicaciones - IX Reunião Iberoamericana de Óptica/XII Reunião Iberoamericana de Óptica, Lasers e Aplicações, RIAO/OPTILAS 2016

November 21 - November 25 2016
Pucón, Región de la Araucanía, Chile
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.

Stay connected with the Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group by following #BTTechGroupOSA on Twitter.

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