Optical Trapping Applications (OTA)

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

Invited Speakers

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution  PLENARY
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

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
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

Gabriella Cipparrone, Universita della Calabria, Italy, Chiral Optomechanics of Soft Matter Based Microparticles, Invited

Elisabet Codina, Impetux, Spain, Force Measurements in Complex Samples with Optical Tweezers, Invited

David Collins, Singapore Univ. of Technology & Design, Singapore, 2D Individual Particle Grids Patterned with Surface Acoustic Waves, Invited

Cornelia Denz, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Germany, Complex Light for Optical Micro-Manipulation: Amplitude, Phase And Polarization Modulation, Invited

Alper Kiraz, KoƧ University, Turkey, Dye Lasing and Laminar Flow-Induced Dissolution in Hydrodynamically Trapped Oil Microdroplets, Invited

Keir Neuman, National Institutes of Health, United States, Untwisting and Unzipping: Magnetic Tweezers Based Measurements of DNA Processing Enzymes, Invited

Timo Nieminen, School of Mathematics and Physics, Australia, Theory and Practice of Computational Modeling and Simulation of Optical Tweezers, Invited

Giuseppe Pesce, Univ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, Characterization of Surface Properties of Bacterial Spores Using Optical Tweezers, Invited

David Phillips, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Hydrodynamic Interactions in Driven Systems, Invited

Arnd Pralle, State University College at Buffalo SUNY, Thermal Noise Imaging of Cell Membrane Stiffness and Tracking of Membrane Protein Motion, Invited

Stephen Simpson, Institute of Scientific Instruments ASCR, Czech Republic, Shape Adapted Optical Forces And Interactions, Invited

Giorgio Volpe, University College London, United Kingdom, Optical Manipulation with Random Light Fields: From Fundamental Physics to Applications, Invited

Michael Woodside, University of Alberta, Canada, Structure Formation in Single Biological Molecules as a Diffusive Process Probed by Optical Tweezers, Invited