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Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology (BT)

Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Optical TrappingOptical trapping has been widely used to uncover fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology, including the understanding of the movement mechanisms of molecular motors and the forces involved in cell adhesion. This group focuses on the development and application of novel optical trapping and manipulation techniques to biological problems. Focus areas include the use of evanescent fields and state of the art optical tweezers for molecular- and cellular-scale manipulation, integration of optical manipulation with microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies, as well as optical sorting and optical methods for cell biology.

 

Optical Trapping and Manipulation: Careers and Networking Event

When: 13 April 2021, 11:00 - 13:00 PDT (UTC -7:00)

Join us at the OSA Biophotonics Congress for a special event exploring paths to a successful career in optical tweezers research. Attendees will first have an opportunity to hear from senior researchers in both academia and industry on how they achieved their current positions during a panel discussion. Our panelists will then chair breakout rooms in Zoom that attendees can visit to discuss career opportunities and pathways in different countries as well as network in a more informal setting.

On-Demand Webinars

You can watch any of the following webinar presentations, which were hosted by the OSA Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group, on-demand.


NameAffiliationTitle
Peter John Reece University of New South WalesVice Chair
Simon Hanna University of BristolChair-Elect
Rekha Gautam Vanderbilt UniversitySocial Media Officer
Justus Chukwunonso Ndukaife Vanderbilt University; Sc of EngineeringWebinar Officer

If you are a member of Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Anna Bezryadina.

                                 

View OSA Technical Group webinars on-demand at any time or register for any of our upcoming webinars online. Each webinar is an hour long and features a technical presentation on a topic selected by your OSA Technical Groups.

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