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.
Samuel Achilefu, Washington University in St Louis, United States, The Search for Universal Optical Molecular Imaging Probes for Tumors, Invited
Paul Beard, University College London, United Kingdom, In vivo Preclinical Photoacoustic Imaging of Cancer, Invited
Darryl Bornhop, Vanderbilt University, United States, Using Back-scattering Interferometry to Aid in Probe Development and Drug Efficacy Monitoring, Invited
Paul Campagnola, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, SHG Imaging and Optical Scattering Probes of Ovarian Cancer, Invited
Enrico Gratton, University of California Irvine, United States, Super-resolution by Feedback Imaging: Mechanisms of Translocation through the Nuclear Porecomplex, Invited
Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Imaging and Tweezing under a Nonlinear Optical Endoscope, Invited
Kirill Larin, University of Houston, United States, Permeation Of Human Plasma Lipoproteins In Vascular Tissues, Invited
Calum MacAulay, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, Canada, Fluorescence Visualization and Imaging: A Tool for Improving Patient Outcomes for Oral and (Hopefully) Other Cancers , Invited
Laura Marcu, University of California Davis, United States, Fluorescence Lifetime Techniques In Clinical Applications, Invited
Gerard Marriott, University of California Berkeley, United States, New Probes for High-contrast Imaging and Manipulation of Biomolecules within Living Systems, Invited
Francesco Pavone, European Lab for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Italy, Optical Imaging And Manipulation Of Excitable Cells In Complex Networks, Invited
Rainer Pepperkok, Europaiches Lab fur Molekularbiologie, Germany, High Throughput Microscopy For Sytems Biology Applications, Invited
Juergen Popp, Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany, The Many Facets Of Raman Spectroscopy In Biophotonics, Invited
Adam Wax, Duke University, United States, Plasmonic Nanoparticles As Molecular Contrast Agents In Interferometric Imaging, Invited
Mehmet Yanik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, High-throughput In Vivo Cellular-resolution Manipulation and Screening of Vertebrates and Invertebrates, Invited
Gang Zheng, University of Toronto, Canada, Porphyrin Nanophotonics, Invited
Mary-Ann Mycek, University of Michigan, USA
Konstantin Sokolov, UTMD Anderson Cancer Center,
Paul French, Imperial College London, UK
Peter So, MIT, USA
Darryl Bornhop, Vanderbilt Univ., USA
Paul Campagnola, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Irene Georgakoudi, Tufts Univ., USA
Javier Jo, Texas A&M University, USA
Vasilis Ntziachristos, Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH, Germany
Amy Oldenburg, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Dietrich Schweitzer, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena, Germany
Lihong Wang, Washington Univ. in St Louis, USA
General Session with Plenary Speakers
Special Symposium - Photons Across Medicine
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
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
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.
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.