OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences

OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences

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


Significant advances in the development of optical techniques have led to an ever increasing role of optics in the study of and treatment of various problems in the life sciences ranging from molecular level investigations to clinical treatment of patients. In this Congress, the latest advances in molecular probe development, life science imaging, novel and more powerful optical instrumentation and its application to study fundamental biological processes and clinical investigations will be presented. This progress in instrumentation development and its rapid application represents important enablers that permit studies not possible a few years ago. The upcoming group of meetings is a forum designed to report on this progress and brings together leaders in the field whose contributions are significantly advancing the state of the art in biological and medical research through the use of optical technologies.

Irene Georgakoudi
Tufts University, United States
General Chair

   
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Monday, 3 April; 8:30-10:30
Steven Chu, Stanford University, USA
Subra Suresh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, USA

 

Hotel Reservation 1 marzo 2017
Advanced Registration 2 marzo 2017
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 14 marzo 2017 12:00 EDT

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.