Optical Trapping Applications

02 - 05 April 2017
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California United States

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
Chair

Peter Reece

University of New South Wales
AUSTRALIA
Chair

Reuven Gordon

University of Victoria
CANADA
Program Chair

Peter Pauzauskie

University of Washington
UNITED STATES
Program Chair

Giovanni Volpe

Goteborgs Universitet
SWEDEN
Program Chair


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Hotel Reservation 1 March 2017 23:59 EST
Hotel Reservation 1 March 2017
Advanced Registration 2 March 2017 23:59 EST
Advanced Registration 2 March 2017
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 14 March 2017 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 14 March 2017
Kirstine Berg-Sørensen, DTU Technical University of Denmark, Optical and Hydrodynamic Stretching of Single Cells From Blood, Invited

Frank Cichos, Univ Leipzig, Germany, Manipulating Single and Multiple Biomolecules with Dynamic Temperature Fields, Invited

Sergio Ciliberto, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, The Maxwell Demon and Landuer's Principle: From Gedanken to Real Experiments, Invited

Tomas Cizmar, University of Dundee, United Kingdom, Holographic Micro-endoscopy Through Multimode Waveguides, Invited

Alexandr Jonas, Istanbul Technical University, Optically Trapped Droplets of Liquid Crystals as Flexible, Tunable Optofluidic Microcavities, Invited

Philip Jones, University College London, United Kingdom, Stretching Red Blood Cells with Optical Tweezers, Invited

Lih Lin, University of Washington, United States, Photonic Crystal Optical Tweezers for Living Cells, Invited

Paulo Maia Neto, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Towards Casimir force measurements with optical tweezers, Invited

Antonio Neves, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil, Engineering Photonic Nanojets with Optical Traps, Invited

Sile Nic Chormaic, Okinawa Inst of Science & Technology, Japan, Trapping Particles using Near-field Optics, Invited

Lene Oddershede, The Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark, Using Optically Manipulated Metallic Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment, Invited

Felix Ritort, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, Title to be Announced, Invited

Fernando Stefani, Conicet, Title to be Announced, Invited

Gregor Thalhammer, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, Mapping Acoustic Radiation Forces by Optical Tweezers, Invited

Nickolas Vamivakas, University of Rochester, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Qimin Quan, Harvard University, United States, Trapping and detecting single nanoparticles with photonic crystal nanobeam cavities

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Congress Special Events

Plenary Session

Monday, 3 April, 08:30–10:30

The Joint Plenary Session will feature a speaker three speakers are general interest to all attendees. 

  • Steven Chu, Stanford University, USANew Probes and Approaches to Optical, Electron Microscopy and Future Applications
  • Subra Suresh, Carnegie Mellon University, USACell Biophysics and Human Diseases
  • Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, USAComputational Microscopy for High-Throughput Science


Student & Early Career Professional Development & Networking Program

Monday, 3 April, 12:00–13:30

Join us for an interactive lunch and learn program focused on professional development within the Bio Photonics field. This program will engage students and early career professionals with the key leaders in the field who will share their professional development journey and provide useful tips to those who attend. The program is complimentary for OSA Members and lunch will be provided. There is limited space, please RSVP to attend.

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Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Monday, 3 April, 18:00–19:30

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, 4 April, 15:30 - 17:00

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.