Optics in the Life Sciences

Optics in the Life Sciences

12 - 15 4月 2015
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

Optics in the Life Sciences

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.

Plenary Speakers

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

W.E. Moerner, Stanford Univ., USA
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

View the plenary page for talk titles and abstracts.

Industry Program

Making the Connection between Biomedical Industry Products and Current Research in Optics and Photonics
Tuesday, 14 April, 10:30 - 13:30
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Schedule at a glance


Conference Plenary Session
Monday, 13 April, 08:00 – 10:00

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, PLENARY
Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, PLENARY
W.E. Moerner, Stanford Univ., USA, PLENARY

Conference Reception
Monday, 13 April, 18:30 – 20:00
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.

Industry Program
Tuesday, 14 April 10:30 - 13:30
The program includes presenters from the academic, industrial, financial and regulatory world discussing the challenges that exist when taking scientific knowledge from the bench-top to the patient-side. In addition, there will be a pitch panel where entrepreneurs showcase their technology, explain why it's valuable and discuss the next steps to commercialization. Complimentary box lunch will be provided.

Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 14 April, 15:30 – 16:30
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.

OSA - The Optical Society

Lunch Sponsor

Hamamatsu Corporation

Silver Sponsor

NKT Photonics


American Elements Elliot Scientific Ltd. 


Chroma Technology Corp.
Fianium Inc.
JPK Instruments AG
Meadowlark Optics
nanoplus Nanosystems & Technologies GmbH
NKT Photonics A/S