Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP)



Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP)

14 - 18 4月 2013
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, USA
Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery (OMP)

OMP addresses the exciting and timely convergence of optical physics, photonics technology, nanoscience and photochemistry with drug discovery and clinical medicine.

This multidisciplinary topical meeting will highlight recent advances in this rapidly evolving area of research with a goal of stimulating new ideas toward clinical translation and drug discovery. Areas to be covered include, but are not limited to, novel molecular probe design, applications of smart molecular probes in basic and applied research, multimodal imaging agents, advances in instrumentation and algorithms for optical molecular imaging, molecular and functional imaging of normal and diseased tissue, image -guided drug delivery, and monitoring therapeutic response. Broad participation by experts, postdoctoral fellows and students is encouraged.

Topic Categories

  • Optical visualization/detection of biomolecular processes and pathways (including advanced microscopy techniques such as multiphoton, SHG, FRET, FLIM,  and CARS)
  • Reporters and contrast agents for fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging: endogenous and exogenous (including genetically introduced proteins, “smart” molecular probes, nanoparticle probes)
  • Advanced optical molecular imaging instrumentation for  assays and pre-clinical models of disease
  • Novel tools for image data analysis and reconstruction
  • Optical monitoring of specific delivery, localization, and action of drugs and contrast agents including PDT
  • Quantitative validation methods for optical molecular imaging
  • Multi-modal molecular imaging techniques including photoacoustics and combinations of optics with MRI, X-ray, radio-diagnostics
  • Clinical translation of optical molecular imaging, spectroscopy and image guided therapy
View the 2011 OMP Meeting Archive containing the final program (PDF)



Samuel Achilefu, Washington University in St Louis, United States, The Search for Universal Optical Molecular Imaging Probes for Tumors, Invited

Paul Beard, University College London, United Kingdom, In vivo Preclinical Photoacoustic Imaging of Cancer, Invited

Darryl Bornhop, Vanderbilt University, United States, Using Back-scattering Interferometry to Aid in Probe Development and Drug Efficacy Monitoring, Invited

Paul Campagnola, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States, SHG Imaging and Optical Scattering Probes of Ovarian Cancer, Invited

Enrico Gratton, University of California Irvine, United States, Super-resolution by Feedback Imaging: Mechanisms of Translocation through the Nuclear Porecomplex, Invited

Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Imaging and Tweezing under a Nonlinear Optical Endoscope, Invited

Kirill Larin, University of Houston, United States, Permeation Of Human Plasma Lipoproteins In Vascular Tissues, Invited

Calum MacAulay, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, Canada, Fluorescence Visualization and Imaging: A Tool for Improving Patient Outcomes for Oral and (Hopefully) Other Cancers , Invited

Laura Marcu, University of California Davis, United States, Fluorescence Lifetime Techniques In Clinical Applications, Invited

Gerard Marriott, University of California Berkeley, United States, New Probes for High-contrast Imaging and Manipulation of Biomolecules within Living Systems, Invited

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OSA - The Optical Society

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Endorsed by:

OSK - Optical Society of Korea
OSK - Optical Society of Korea
TPS - Taiwan Photonics Society
TPS - Taiwan Photonics Society
AOS - Australian Optical Society
AOS - Australian Optical Society
COS - Chinese Optical Society
COS - Chinese Optical Society
Japan Society of Applied Physics
Japan Society of Applied Physics
OSJ - Optical Society of Japan
OSJ - Optical Society of Japan