Optical Trapping Applications (OTA)

Optical Trapping Applications (OTA)

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

Optical Trapping Applications encompasses all areas of particle manipulation and measurement, from optical manipulation to acoustic trapping, emphasizing new and developing application areas.

This meeting covers the whole range of topical particle manipulation technologies currently being developed for studies in biophysics, single molecule, single cell and tissue level analysis, lab-on-a-chip development, optomechanical cooling, environmental monitoring and theoretical underpinnings. Technologies to be considered include optical tweezers and associated techniques, but will try and capture synergies between different trapping and manipulation modalities such as acoustic trapping and electrical trapping with a view to encouraging discussion between different user groups and the development of new hybrid techniques.

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Steven Neale
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom

Peter Reece
University of New South Wales

Reuven Gordon
University of Victoria

Program Chair
Lene Oddershede
The Niels Bohr Institute

Program Chair

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Schedule at a glance

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA, Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution  PLENARY

Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): A Photochemical Slice of Clinical Biophotonics   PLENARY

W.E. Moerner, Stanford Univ., USA, Pupil Plane Modulation to Extract Information from Single-Molecule Emitters for Super-Resolution Microscopy   PLENARY

Gabriella Cipparrone, Universita della Calabria, Italy, Chiral Optomechanics of Soft Matter Based Microparticles, Invited

Elisabet Codina, Impetux, Spain, Force Measurements in Complex Samples with Optical Tweezers, Invited

David Collins, Singapore Uni of Tech. and Design, Singapore, 2D Individual Particle Grids Patterned with Surface Acoustic Waves, Invited

Cornelia Denz, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Germany, Complex Light for Optical Micro-Manipulation: Amplitude, Phase And Polarization Modulation, Invited

Alper Kiraz, Koç University, Turkey, Dye Lasing and Laminar Flow-Induced Dissolution in Hydrodynamically Trapped Oil Microdroplets, Invited

Keir Neuman, National Institutes of Health, United States, Untwisting and Unzipping: Magnetic Tweezers Based Measurements of DNA Processing Enzymes, Invited

Timo Nieminen, School of Mathematics and Physics, Australia, Theory and Practice of Computational Modeling and Simulation of Optical Tweezers, Invited

Giuseppe Pesce, Univ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, Characterization of Surface Properties of Bacterial Spores Using Optical Tweezers, Invited

David Phillips, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Hydrodynamic Interactions in Driven Systems, Invited

Arnd Pralle, State University College at Buffalo SUNY, Thermal Noise Imaging of Cell Membrane Stiffness and Tracking of Membrane Protein Motion, Invited

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Congress Special Events

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.

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