Invited Speakers

Optical Trapping Applications (OTA)



Optical Trapping Applications (OTA)

14 - 18 abril 2013
Waikoloa Marriott Beach Resort and Spa, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, USA

Invited Speakers

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.


Wei Cheng, University of Michigan, United States, Optical Trapping "Virometry", Invited

Tijmen Euser, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany, Laser Propulsion and Optothermal Trapping of Particles in Air-Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber, Invited

Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada, Double Nanohole Aperture Optical Trapping, Invited

Colin Hebert, US Naval Research Laboratory, Antibody-Free Optical Analysis of Mammalian Cells, Invited

Ulrich Keyser, University of Cambridge, Investigating Membrane Transport with Optical Tweezers, Invited

Mark Neil, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Optical Manipulation of Chemically Functionalised Emulsions and Suspensions for Single Cell Analysis, Invited

Darwin Palima, DTU Fotonik, Denmark, Optical Micromanipulation of Freestanding Microstructures with Embedded Waveguides, Invited

Peter Reece, University of New South Wales, Australia, Using Spectroscopic Techniques to Interrogate Trapping Dynamics of Nanoscale Objects, Invited

Alexander Rohrbach, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, Object Adapted Optical Trapping and Super-resolution Imaging of Energy Switching Helical Bacteria, Invited

Erik Schäffer, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tubingen, Germany, A Nanonewton Optical Force Trap, Invited

Gabriel Spalding, Illinois Wesleyan University, United States, Tailoring Acoustic Beam Momentum and Angular Momentum, Invited

Jun Tanida, Osaka University, Japan, Optical Manipulation of Liquid-based Microreactors in Optofluidic DNA Computation, Invited

Megan Valentine, University of California Santa Barbara, United States, Microscale Manipulation by Ndfeb-Based Magnetic Tweezers: Applications to Microrheology, Invited

Pavel Zemanek, Institute of Scientific Instruments ASCR, Czech Republic, Microstructures Self-Arranged by Light, Invited