Optical Trapping Applications (OTA)

Optical Trapping Applications (OTA)

12 - 15 April 2015
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

Optical Trapping Applications encompasses all areas of particle manipulation and measurement, from optical manipulation to acoustic trapping, emphasizing new and developing application areas.

This meeting covers the whole range of topical particle manipulation technologies currently being developed for studies in biophysics, single molecule, single cell and tissue level analysis, lab-on-a-chip development, optomechanical cooling, environmental monitoring and theoretical underpinnings. Technologies to be considered include optical tweezers and associated techniques, but will try and capture synergies between different trapping and manipulation modalities such as acoustic trapping and electrical trapping with a view to encouraging discussion between different user groups and the development of new hybrid techniques.

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Steven Neale
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom

Peter Reece
University of New South Wales

Reuven Gordon
University of Victoria

Program Chair
Lene Oddershede
The Niels Bohr Institute

Program Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 13 January 2015 12:00 EST
Abstract and Summary Submission 13 January 2015
Hotel Reservation 9 March 2015 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 9 March 2015
Advanced Registration 16 March 2015 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 16 March 2015
Schedule at a glance
Gabriella Cipparrone, Universita della Calabria, Italy, Invited

David Collins, Monash University, Australia, Invited

Cornelia Denz, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Germany, Invited

Alper Kiraz, Koc Universitesi, Turkey, Invited

Keir Neuman, National Institutes of Health, United States, Invited

Timo Nieminen, School of Mathematics and Physics, Australia, Invited

Giuseppe Pesce, Univ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, Invited

David Phillips, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Invited

Arnd Pralle, State University College at Buffalo SUNY, Invited

Aleksandra Radenovic, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, 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.

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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