Bio-Optics: Design and Application (BODA)


Bio-Optics: Design and Application (BODA)

14 - 18 April 2013
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, USA

Bio-optics: Design and Applications addresses all aspects of development and applications of biomedical optical imaging technologies for research and clinical applications.

This topical meeting will focus on design, instrumentation, and applications of optical technologies for life sciences. Topics include but are not limited to optical imaging technologies, system design, fabrication, visual optics, eye imaging and sensing, image guided surgery, bio-inspired optics, biochip, optofluidics, nanobiosensor, nanophotonics for biomedicine, drug discovery imaging, and other novel optical technologies for diagnosis and treatment. This meeting provides an opportunity for researchers and engineers from academia and industry to discuss design, fabrication, instrumentation, and application of biomedical optical technologies for life science.

Topic Categories

  • Biomedical optical imaging technologies
  • Design and fabrication of biomedical optical devices
  • Visual optics, eye imaging and sensing
  • Biochip and optofluidics
  • Clinical systems and applications
  • Nanophotonics for biomedicine
  • Novel imaging technologies



Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia Univ., USA, Optical Neuroimaging, PLENARY
Abstract: From 3D microscopy of cellular structures, to measurements of neuronal dynamics and blood flow, optical methods permit diverse investigations of the living brain. The latest photoactivation and optical neuroimaging approaches and applications will be reviewed.

Duco Jansen, Vanderbilt Univ., USA, Photonic Neural Interfaces: Current State and Future Challenges, PLENARY
Abstract: I will present an overview of the concepts and applications of optical nerve stimulation and inhibition with a focus on characterization of this technique, mechanistic studies as well as on several applications and device development.

Sunney Xie, Harvard Univ., USA, Label-Free Vibrational Imaging for Medicine, PLENARY
Abstract: Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy is a label-free and noninvasive imaging technique using vibrational spectroscopy as the contrast. Recent advances have allowed significant improvements in sensitivity, selectivity, robustness, and cost; opening a wide range of biomedical applications.

Hatice Altug, Boston University , United States, Plasmonic Microarrays For Biology, Invited

Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia , Spain, Using Adaptive Optics Technology for Visual Testing: A Personal Adventure , Invited

Melanie Campbell, University of Waterloo, Canada, High Resolution Imaging of the Eye- Implications for Diagnosis and Therapy, Invited

Joseph Carroll, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States, Imaging Photoreceptor Structure in Retinal Disease, Invited

Yiping Cui, Southeast University (China), China, Optical Immunoassay Protocols using Functionalized Nanoprobes, Invited

Alfredo Dubra, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States, Scanning Ophthalmic Adaptive Optics and Supercontinuum Light Sources, Invited

David Erickson, Cornell University, United States, Optofluidics for Bioenergy, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics, Invited

Jason Fleischer, Princeton University, United States, 3D Microfluidic Microscopy, Invited

Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Polarisation Multiphoton Multifocal Microscopy, Invited

Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States, Wide-field Time-resolved Molecular Optical Tomography, Invited

Yuqiang Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Nonlinear Optical Effects in Optical Trapping with Femtosecond Laser, Invited

Shuliang Jiao, Florida International University, United States, Multimodal Photoacoustic Retinal Imaging: Current Status and Prospects, Invited

Qingming Luo, Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics, China, Optical Neuroimaging and Molecular Imaging in China, Invited

Thomas Mauger, Ohio State University, United States, Topographic and Biomechanical Changes after Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, Invited

Thomas Milster, University of Arizona, United States, Hyper-na (na = 2.8) Microscope Using 1.55um Fs Source For Multi-photon Imaging, Invited

Allard Mosk, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands, Imaging and Focusing in Turbid Media, Invited

Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States, High-Speed Optical Phase-Control for Focusing and Imaging through Dynamic Turbid Media, Invited

Demetri Psaltis, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Imaging Using Multi-Mode Fibers, Invited

Eva Sevick-Muraca, UT Health Science Center at Houston, United States, Pre-clinical Validation of Near-Infrared Molecular Imaging Agents and Devices for Intraoperative Guidance, Invited

Yoshiaki Yasuno, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Three-Dimensional Jones Matrix and Doppler Imaging of In Vivo Human Eye by Optical Coherence Tomography, Invited

Haishan Zeng, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, Canada, Real-time in Vivo Raman Spectroscopy - Technology Development and Clinical Applications in Early Cancer Detection, Invited

Shaoqun Zeng, Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics, China, Imaging Neuronal Activity using Femtosecond Laser Pulses, Invited

Guoan Zheng, University of Connecticut, United States, Scalable Gigapixel Microscopy without Mechanical Scanning, Invited

Joe Zhou, DMetrix Inc, United States, Design and Operation of Array Microscopes, Invited

General Chairs

Guoqiang Li, The Ohio State University, USA
Rongguang Liang, University of Arizona, USA


Program Committee

Hatice Altug, Boston Univ., USA
Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
David Erickson, Cornell Univ., USA
Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., USA
Joseph Izatt, Duke Univ., USA
Stephen Kanick, Dartmouth College, USA
John Koshel, Photon Engineering LLC, USA
Luke Lee, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins Univ. USA
Tomasz Tkaczyk, Rice University, USA
Tony Wilson, Univ. of Oxford, UK
Chris Xu, Cornell Univ., USA
Pixuan Zhou, DMetrix Inc., USA
General Session with Plenary Speakers
  • Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia Univ., USA, Optical Neuroimaging
  • Duco Jansen, Vanderbilt Univ., USA, Photonic Neural Interfaces: Current State and Future Challenges
  • Sunney Xie, Harvard Univ., USA, Label-Free Vibrational Imaging for Medicine

Special Symposium - Photons Across Medicine
During the Optics in Life Science Congress a special symposium will be held about the use of photons across medical imaging. The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging is the co-organizer of the symposium.
  • Ali Azhdarinia, Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
  • Simon Cherry, Univ. of California Davis, USA
  • Eva Sevick, Brown Foundation Inst. of Molecular Medicine, USA
  • Henry VanBrocklin, Univ. of California San Francisco, USA

Hawaiian Luau
Join your fellow attendees and kick off the Congress with a Hawaiian Luau! Enjoy delectable contemporary and traditional Polynesian fare as well as some familiar favorite dishes. This is a great opportunity to network and enjoy a drink with colleagues in a beautiful Hawaiian setting. The reception is open to all full technical attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Poster Sessions
The Congress will feature one set of posters that will be available during two sessions for attendees to view. The sessions will take place in the exhibit hall. 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.

OSA - The Optical Society


Cooperating Society:



Endorsed by:

OSK - Optical Society of Korea
OSK - Optical Society of Korea
TPS - Taiwan Photonics Society
TPS - Taiwan Photonics Society
AOS - Australian Optical Society
AOS - Australian Optical Society
COS - Chinese Optical Society
COS - Chinese Optical Society
Japan Society of Applied Physics
Japan Society of Applied Physics
OSJ - Optical Society of Japan
OSJ - Optical Society of Japan