Microscopy, Histopathology and Analytics

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Microscopy is a new topical meeting that provides a forum for presenting the latest research in technology and techniques, machine learning approaches, reagents and labels, clinical analytics and fluidics, and challenges in translating such developments — all with a special focus on in vitro and ex vivo innovations and applications.

Example topics central to this meeting are novel forms of microscopies, computational modeling and algorithms, novel contrast agents, clinical analytics and translation to applications. Example applications areas are clinical diagnostics, surgical and non-surgical therapy guidance, prognostic procedures, high throughput drug screening and biomarker evaluation.

Submission Categories

  1. New optical microscopy for histopathology and biomedical applications
    • Computational microscopy, including Fourier ptychography
    • Compressive and information-efficient sensing
    • Lens-free microscopy
    • Phase and birefringence microscopy
    • Nonlinear microscopy
    • Raman microscopy
    • UV microscopy
    • Multispectral microscopy
    • Global-health-related technologies (e.g., cell-phone-enabled low-resource-compatible pathology and diagnostics)
  2.  Decision algorithms for optical microscopy in the clinic
    • Diagnostic algorithms
    • Prognostic algorithms
    • Algorithms that combine optical microscopy with clinical and/or genetic data in patients
    • Machine learning, including neural networks and other configurations for diagnostic, prognostic, and high-dimensional data analysis
  3. Enabling reagents and labeling technologies
    • Optical barcoding
    • Ultrabright, ultra-sharp optical labels
    • Rapid fresh-tissue labeling methods
  4.  Clinical analytics
    • Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS)
    • Optics in lab-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip, and microfluidic devices
    • Plate-reader technologies
  5.  Challenges in translation
    • Design of validation studies
    • Understanding real world obstacles

Committee Members

Richard Levenson, University of California Davis, United States , Chair

Melissa Skala, Morgridge Institute for Research, United States , Chair

Kevin Eliceiri, University of Wisconsin, United States , Program Chair

Milind Rajadhyaksha, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States , Program Chair

James Castracane, Interscience Inc., United States

Andrew Cohen, UW Milwaukee,

Xiaohu Gao, University of Washington,

Michael Giacomelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Jonathan Liu, University of Washington, United States

John Tomaszewski, State University of New York at Buffalo, United States

Benjamin Vakoc, Harvard Medical School, United States

Anna Yaroslavsky, Harvard Medical School, United States


Richard Levenson

University of California Davis, UNITED STATES

Melissa Skala

Morgridge Institute for Research, UNITED STATES

Kevin Eliceiri

University of Wisconsin, UNITED STATES
Program Chair

Milind Rajadhyaksha

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, UNITED STATES
Program Chair


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