Bio-Optics: Design and Application (BODA)

Bio-Optics: Design and Application (BODA)

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.


  • 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

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USAImaging 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., USAPupil Plane Modulation to Extract Information from Single-Molecule Emitters for Super-Resolution Microscopy, Plenary
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

Filbert Bartoli, Lehigh UniversityUnited StatesNanoplasmonic Interferometric Arrays for Ultrasensitive Label-Free Biosensing, Invited

Adela Ben-Yakar, University of Texas at AustinUnited StatesImage-guided Ultrafast Laser Microsurgery Scalpels, Invited

Caroline Boudoux, École Polytechnique MontréalCanadaDouble-clad Fiber Couplers: Novel Devices Enabling Multimodal Imaging, Invited

Mary Dickinson, Baylor College of MedicineUnited StatesOptical Imaging of Dynamic Events in Cardiovascular Development: Understanding Physical and Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Birth Defects, Invited

Sylvain Gioux, Harvard Medical SchoolUnited StatesReal-time Quantitative Endogenous Molecular Contrast Imaging for Surgery, Invited

Na Ji, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteUnited StatesAdaptive Optics for Deep Brain Imaging, Invited

Javier Jo, Texas A&M UniversityUnited StatesMultimodal Optical Imaging Approaches for Early Detection of Oral Epithelial Cancer, Invited

Rongguang Liang, University of ArizonaUnited StatesSystem Design of Dual-mode Fluorescence Image Guided Surgical System, Invited

Charles Lin, Massachusetts General HospitalUnited StatesSingle Cell Analysis in Vivo, Invited

Calum MacAulay, BC Cancer Agency Research CentreCanadaMultiple Roles for Autofluorescence (AF) Visualization, Multispectral AF and Reflectance Imaging and AF-OCT for Early Cancer Detection and Management, Invited

Jerome Mertz, Boston UniversityUnited StatesImaging Luminous Objects through a Single Optical Fiber, Invited

Brian Pogue, Dartmouth CollegeUnited StatesHigh Resolution Molecular Imaging with Cerenkov Excited Luminscence Scanned Imaging (CELSI), Invited

Demetri Psaltis, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneSwitzerlandImaging with Multi-Mode Fibers, Invited

Kenneth Tichauer, Illinois Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesIn Vivo Quantification of Cell-Surface Receptors in Solid Cancers: Two Imaging Agents are Better Than One, Invited

Bruce Tromberg, University of California IrvineUnited StatesDiffuse Optical Imaging in the Spatial and Temporal Frequency Domain, Invited

Changhuei Yang, California Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesTime-Reversal Optical Focusing and its Application in Deep Brain Optogenetics, Invited
General Chairs
Tomasz Tkaczyk, Rice Univ., USA
Chris Xu, Cornell Univ., USA

Program Committee
Pablo Artal, Univ. de Murcia, Spain
Xavier Intes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Joseph Izatt, Duke Univ., USA
Stephen Kanick, Dartmouth College, USA
Guoqiang Li, The Ohio State Univ., USA
Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins Univ., USA
Rongguang Liang, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Qingming Luo, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, China
Kristen Maitland, Texas A&M Univ., USA
Tony Wilson, Univ. of Oxford, UK
Joe Zhou, DMetrix Inc, USA

Conference Plenary Session

Monday, 13 April, 08:00 – 10:00

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

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

Making the Connection between Biomedical Industry Products and Current Research in Optics and Photonics
Keynote Session

Eric Buckland, CEO, Bioptigen, USA

Panel Session

Panelists from the academic, industrial, financial and agency funding world will discuss the challenges that exist when taking scientific knowledge from the bench-top to the patient-side. From success stories, and some misadventures, we will learn from the panelist the best practices to commercializing the research presented at the conference. Funding issues in the start-up phase may be discussed; regulatory hurdles along the way examined; recovery from missteps reviewed; even challenges once a company matures and is ripe for its leaders to begin the exit process may be pondered. Bring questions and expect a highly interactive session with those who have ventured down this road.

Moderator:
Brian Wilson, Senior Scientist, University Health Network, Canada

Participating panelists:
Eric Buckland, CEO, Bioptigen, USA
Lindsay Machan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Radiology, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Brian Pogue, Professor, Engineering Science, Dartmouth College, USA; President, DoseOptics, LLC, USA
Edmund Talley, Program Director, National Inst. of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, USA
Adam Wax, Theodore Kennedy Professor, Duke University, USA; Founder and Chairman of Oncoscope, Inc., USA

Bright Ideas Pitch Panel Luncheon

Sponsored by: Hamamatsu

Invitation to Present Your New Technology and Innovative Ideas to Entrepreneurs & Venture Capitalists

Do you have a startup or an idea for a new company? Present your technology, explain why it’s valuable and discuss the next steps to commercialization.

This is a unique opportunity to present and collaborate with entrepreneurs and venture capital panelists about your emerging company and/or new technologies that may offer solutions to the challenges faced by professionals in the life sciences.

Share your dream and receive valuable direction from those that have experienced the excitement and trepidation of starting a photonics business.

Get both immediate market and investor feedback during the “OSA Bright Ideas Luncheon” by presenting your idea to the Entrepreneur and VC Panel.

Our panel of experts will give you their advice on what you need to do to launch a new company or take your startup to the next level.

In return for your brief presentation you will get the benefit of our panel’s decades of experience in commercializing photonics. 5-minute presentations will be followed by comments and suggestions from our panel of experts.

Industry Program Committee

Alain Villeneuve, President, Optav Solutions Inc., Canada
Alex Fong, Senior VP, Life Sciences and Instrumentation, Gooch and Housego, USA
Tom Haslett, CTO, Avo Photonics, USA
Ken Kaufmann, Marketing Director, Hamamatsu Corp., USA

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.

Eric Betzig

Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA

Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution
I will describe three different technologies that balance the inevitable tradeoffs of spatial resolution, speed, and non-invasiveness in fluorescence microscopy: 3D localization microscopy of cellular ultrastructure; nonlinear structured illumination microscopy of live cell dynamics in the sub-100 nm regime; and lattice light sheet microscopy of rapid 3D dynamic processes in vivo.


Tayyaba Hasan

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): A Photochemical Slice of Clinical Biophotonics
This presentation will focus on the challenges associated with applying PDT as a theranostic modality for complex disease. Intricacies associated with formulation and drug delivery, dosimetry, and combination therapies that address cancer-sustaining pathways will be discussed.


W.E. Moerner

Stanford University, USA

Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

Pupil Plane Modulation to Extract Information from Single-Molecule Emitters for Super-Resolution Microscopy
Single-molecule imaging and active control of concentration lead to super-resolution microscopy for various applications.   Pupil plane phase modulation is a powerful tool to maximize information about 3D position, orientation, and other properties of the nanoscale emitters.