Novel Techniques in Microscopy (NTM)

Novel Techniques in Microscopy (NTM)

12 - 15 April 2015
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel , Vancouver, Canada

Novel Techniques in Microscopy is focused on the development of new and creative techniques in optical microscopy for biological or biomedical applications.

Advances in optical microscopy are continually enhancing imaging performance and versatility. Examples include increasing depth penetration in scattering media, improving resolution beyond the diffraction limit, increasing speed, enhancing sensitivity and/or specificity, developing novel contrast mechanisms, addressing challenges related to intravital imaging, and more. This meeting will provide a rich collection of fresh and creative technical developments in optical microscopy for biological or biomedical applications.

Topic Categories

1. Super resolution
2. Phase microscopy and tomography
3. Advances in tissue microscopy
4. Nonlinear optical imaging


Schedule at a glance

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution  PLENARY

Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): A Photochemical Slice of Clinical Biophotonics   PLENARY

W.E. Moerner, Stanford Univ., USA, Pupil Plane Modulation to Extract Information from Single-Molecule Emitters for Super-Resolution Microscopy   PLENARY

Randy Bartels, Colorado State University, United States, Single Pixel Tomographic Fluorescent Imaging with Spatial-temporal Modulated Illumination Light, Invited

Virginijus Barzda, University of Toronto, Canada, Nonlinear Stokes Mueller Polarimetric Microscopy, Invited

Michelle Digman, University of California, Irvine, United States, 3D Nanoimaging and Detection of Molecular Flow using the nSPIRO Method, Invited

Conor Evans, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States, CARS Microscopy for Visualizing Treatment Response in Skin, Invited

Steven Jacques, Oregon Health and Science University, United States, Probing Nanoscale Tissue Structure using Light Scattering, Invited

Jonathan Liu, University of Washington, United States, Recent Innovations in Dual-Axis Confocal (DAC) Microscopy for Clinical Applications, Invited

Julian Moger, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, Imaging Living Plant Tissues with Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS) Microscopy, Invited

Melissa Skala, Vanderbilt University, United States, Nonlinear Microscopy and Population Density Modeling of Tumor Cell Metabolism, Invited

Alexander Small, California State Polytechnic University, United States, Potential Information Gains from Superresolution with Correlated Emitters, Invited

Benjamin Vakoc, Harvard Medical School, United States, Quantitative Blood Flow Imaging Over Wide Fields Using Optical Coherence Tomography, Invited

Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, United States, Phase Microscopy and 3D Imaging with Partially Coherent Light, Invited

Chris Xu, Cornell University, United States, In Vivo Multiphoton Imaging of Mouse Brain, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Conference Plenary Session
Monday, 13 April, 08:00 – 10:00

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, PLENARY
Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, PLENARY
W.E. Moerner, Stanford Univ., USA, PLENARY

Conference Reception
Monday, 13 April, 18:30 – 20:00
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Industry Program
Tuesday, 14 April 10:30 - 13:30
The program includes presenters from the academic, industrial, financial and regulatory world discussing the challenges that exist when taking scientific knowledge from the bench-top to the patient-side. In addition, there will be a pitch panel where entrepreneurs showcase their technology, explain why it's valuable and discuss the next steps to commercialization. Complimentary box lunch will be provided.

Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 14 April, 15:30 – 16:30
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

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