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20 June 2021 – 24 June 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Amsterdam, Daylight Time (UTC + 02:00)

1. Translational Biophotonics: Diagnostics & Therapeutics

A. Biomedical and clinical applications

  • In vivo diagnostics and physiological monitoring
  • In vitro diagnostics, including micro / nanosensors and point of care
  • Tissue pathology and characterization, including digital pathology
  • Tissue engineering for diagnostics or therapeutics

B. Translational light and laser therapies and diagnostics based on laser/light interactions with tissue

  • Minimally invasive laser surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT), with applications ranging from treatment of tumours and dysplasia, to antimicrobial and immunology
  • Photo-biological and photo-chemical reactions
  • Photo-thermal and photo-mechanical reactions
  • Cellular micro- and nano-effects of laser radiation, including immune response
  • Tissue ablation and cutting with short and ultra-short laser pulse
  • Fluorescence guided surgery
  • Intraoperative tumour margin detection

2. Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Diffuse optical tomography and spectroscopy
  • Diffuse fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging
  • Novel molecular contrast agents
  • Hybrid-modality imaging with diffuse light
  • Modeling of light propagation in tissue
  • Image reconstruction algorithms
  • Novel instrumentation
  • Studies for prognosis and screening of cancer
  • Breast imaging and spectroscopy
  • Physiology of cerebral haemodynamics
  • Muscle physiology
  • Tissue oxygenation monitoring

3. Emerging Technologies for Cell and Tissue Characterization

  • Photothermal imaging and diagnostics
  • Speckle-based techniques
  • Polarized light diagnostics
  • Holography and micro-holography
  • Optics for tissue biomechanical assessment
  • Nanoprobes for imaging and diagnostics
  • Adaptive optics and wavefront engineering
  • Elastography, Brillouin spectroscopy, and other cell & tissue biomechanics assays
  • Optical clearance methodologies
  • MRI/ultrasound/optical image fusion
  • New approaches for photon gating / discrimination in turbid media
  • Novel endoscopic technologies, including MEMS-enabled techniques
  • Integration of diagnostic and therapeutic photomedicine
  • Hybrid approaches in photomedicine

4. Advances in Microscopic Imaging

  • Super-resolved optical imaging (e.g. PALM/STORM, SIM, STED)
  • Fast volumetric imaging approaches (e.g. SPIM, DSLM, ultramicroscopy)
  • Multiphoton microscopy, SHG, THG, CARS, SRS, FWM imaging
  • Adaptive optics, spatial and temporal control of the excitation
  • Single molecule microscopy and microanalysis
  • Phase-, holographic-, absorption-, polarization-based microscopy
  • Spectroscopic analysis in microscopy
  • Image contrast enhancement approaches such as near field surface effects
  • FRET, FLIM, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
  • Applications to cell biology, developmental biology, animal models
  • In-vivo tissue microscopy
  • Optogenetics; instrumentation, reagents and applications
  • New contrast agents and reporters of tissue structure and function
  • Ultra-microscopy / light sheet imaging of optically cleared brain
  • Fast volumetric imaging approaches for neuro-microscopy
  • Hybrid and multimodality approaches to neuroimaging
  • Functional microscopy

5. Opto-Acoustic Methods and Applications in Biophotonics IV 

  • Imaging and tomography
  • Optoacoustic microscopy
  • Multi-spectral approaches
  • Theory and image reconstruction algorithms
  • Small animal imaging and beyond
  • Genetic reporters and cell-labeling for optoacoustic imaging
  • Novel agents and nanoparticles
  • Novel detection technologies
  • Novel illumination technologies
  • Nonlinear optoacoustics
  • Doppler phenomena
  • Multi-modality imaging

6. Optical Coherence Imaging Techniques and Imaging in Scattering Media III ​

  • OCT and OCM - technology, systems and applications
  • Imaging using advanced spatio-temporal light modulation
  • Coherent imaging systems, theory and signal processing
  • Artificial intelligence and machine/deep learning algorithms for coherent imaging
  • Contrast enhancement techniques for coherence imaging
  • Novel light sources and MEMS probes for coherence imaging
  • Optical coherence techniques for tissue spectroscopy and imaging
  • Coherent light and holographic microscopy
  • Optical coherence elastography
  • Speckle analysis and methods for speckle reduction
  • Adaptive coherent optical systems
  • Multi-modal optical coherence imaging platforms​