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12 April 2021 – 16 April 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Pacific Daylight Time (UTC - 07:00)
Image Credit: Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University


Bio-optics: Design and Applications addresses all aspects of development and applications of biomedical optical technologies for research and clinical applications.

This topical meeting will focus on design, instrumentation, and applications of optical technologies for life sciences. Topics include but are not limited to optical imaging technologies, system design, fabrication, visual optics, eye imaging and sensing, image guided surgery, bio-inspired optics, biochip, optofluidics, nanobiosensor, nanophotonics for biomedicine, drug discovery imaging, and other novel optical technologies for diagnosis and treatment. This meeting provides an opportunity for researchers and engineers from academia and industry to discuss design, fabrication, instrumentation, and application of biomedical optical technologies for life science.


  • Biomedical optical imaging technologies
  • Design and fabrication of biomedical optical devices
  • Visual optics, eye imaging and sensing
  • Biochip and optofluidics
  • Clinical systems and applications
  • Nanophotonics for biomedicine
  • Novel imaging technologies

Committee Members

  • Caroline Boudoux, Polytechnique Montréal, CanadaChair
  • Kristen Maitland, Texas A&M University, United StatesChair
  • Christine Hendon, Columbia University, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Maciej Wojtkowski, Institute of Physical Chemistry, PolandProgram Chair
  • Steven Adie, Cornell University, United States
  • Clemens Alt, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, United States
  • Vanderlei Bagnato, USP Inst de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Kathy Beaudette, Castor Optics Inc., Canada
  • Kate Bechtel, Triple Ring Technologies, United States
  • Kate Grieve, CHNO des 15-20, France
  • Muyinatu Lediju Bell, Johns Hopkins University, United States
  • Laura Marcu, University of California Davis, United States
  • Michael Pircher, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Ruben Ramos-Garcia, Inst Nat Astrofisica Optica Electronica, Mexico
  • Wei-Chuan Shih, University of Houston, United States


Caroline Boudoux

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Kristen Maitland

Texas A&M University, United States

Christine Hendon

Columbia University, United States
Program Chair

Maciej Wojtkowski

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Poland
Program Chair