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Day 1: OSA Agri-Photonics Incubator

The OSA Agri-Photonics Incubator started this morning, 13 May 2019, at OSA Headquarters bringing together experts in precision agriculture technology development, plant biology, regulatory work and industry. Over the next day and a half, presentations and discussions among the attendees will explore how modern optical sensing technologies, especially current spectroscopic techniques, can be...

Added:13 May 2019

Day 2: Quantum Bio-Photonics Incubator

Participants of the Quantum Bio-Photonics Incubator started to arrive at OSA Headquarters early this morning to make the best of the second and final day of the event. General level discussions of the research projects and formal introductions, which dominated the environment the morning before, have been replaced by handshakes, friendly smiles and greetings, followed by detailed questions...

Added:30 Apr 2019

Day 1: Quantum Bio-Photonics Incubator

The Quantum Bio-Photonics Incubator launched at OSA Headquarters, Washington, DC brought a versatile representation of chemists, biologists, and physicists, from Berkeley, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Sydney, and many other places, have been united under one roof to showcase the newest trends in the still maturing field of bio-photonics and quantum chemistry. The organizers' goal...

Added:30 Apr 2019

Some counterintuitive lessons learned from the OSA BIOMED meeting

With the conclusion of another BIOMED meeting, I once again left Miami impressed by the many excellent talks, clever imaging solutions, and novel biological insights.  I’ve appreciated the opportunity to share my thoughts about the conference through this blog, and in conclusion, I thought I would highlight three things that I was rather surprised to learn.

Added:06 May 2014

It takes blood, sweat, and SERS to image single cells

Throw out those old dusty fluorescent molecules and welcome in the next generation of optical contrast agents. SERS (Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering/Spectroscopy) nanoparticles are sophisticated new contrast agents that offer some distinct advantages over conventional fluorescent molecules for investigating molecular biology.

Added:20 Feb 2014

Label-free imaging: What is it good for? Absolutely most things!

Say it again! And while one of the plenary talks in the Opening General Session given by Sunny Xie (Monday, April 15th, 8:00 to 9:45am in the Ali’Ii Ballroom) titled "Label-Free Vibrational Imaging for Medicine" might be a little less funky, I am sure it will be equally as entertaining.Dr. Xie is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard...

Added:14 Mar 2013