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Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography (BM)

Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography

CNP3132_(2).jpgOptical tools are well suited to the study of biology because the attainable spatial resolution matches so closely to the length scale of cells and sub-cellular features: the spatial scale over which many events in normal and disease-state biology are occurring. Microscopic imaging continues to play a dominant role in medicine and biology, driven by the continuous advances in terms of imaging capabilities and contrast mechanisms. This group emphasizes the development and application of new techniques for micrometer-scale structural and functional imaging of biological systems. Among the efforts of this group are the development and application of methods that optimize the optical examination of cellular and tissue biology through increased spatial resolution, higher acquisition speeds, improved penetration depths and maximized contrast. Directions of interest include super-resolution microscopy, multimodal approaches, linear and nonlinear quantitative imaging, extraction of mechanical properties and tissue dynamics, phase-sensitive detection of optical signatures and the integration of microscopy and OCT with endoscopic applications.

Judith S Birkenfeld Instituto de Óptica Daza de ValdésChair
Siobhan Williams Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteVice Chair
Kristina Irsch Johns Hopkins University & Sorbonne UnivExecutive Committee Member
Sabine Kling ETH ZurichExecutive Committee Member
Vicente J Parot Harvard UniversityExecutive Committee Member
Junjie Yao Duke UniversityWebinar Officer

If you are a member of the Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Judith Birkenfeld.


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