Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology (BT)

Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology (BT)

Optical trapping has been widely used to uncover fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology, including the understanding of the movement mechanisms of molecular motors and the forces involved in cell adhesion. This group focuses on the development and application of novel optical trapping and manipulation techniques to biological problems. Focus areas include the use of evanescent fields and state of the art optical tweezers for molecular- and cellular-scale manipulation, integration of optical manipulation with microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies, as well as optical sorting and optical methods for cell biology.

 


NameAffiliationTitle
Steven Leonard Neale University of GlasgowChair
Peter Pauzauskie University of WashingtonVice Chair
Peter John Reece University of New South WalesDirector of Events
Stephanie Jones  Director of Social Media
Daniel Richard Burnham University of WashingtonSecretary
Join the Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group for their inaugural webinar on Thursday, 16 June 2016, at 11:00 EDT. 

Dr. Wei Cheng from the University of Michigan will present his work demonstrating that a single HIV-1 virion can be stabled trapped, manipulated and measured in physiological media with high precision.

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View the feature issue of Biomedical Optics Express on Optical Trapping Applications online now. The issue presents studies that were the focus of the OTA Topical Meeting, which was held in April 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.
Stay connected with the Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group by following #BTTechGroupOSA on Twitter.

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