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23 March 2023

Optica’s Biophotonics Congress to highlight advancements in biomedical research ranging from molecular and cellular investigations to clinical applications and the treatment of patients

Co-located meetings focus on bio-optics design and applications, novel techniques in microscopy, optical manipulation and its applications, optical molecular probes, imaging and drug delivery and optics and the brain

WASHINGTON – Early career professionals, clinicians, engineers, optical and medical scientists will convene for this year’s Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences in a hybrid format held  23 April to 27 April 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

The event, compromised of five co-located meetings will explore topics in Bio-Optics: Design and Applications; Novel Techniques in Microscopy; Optical Manipulation and its Applications; Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery; and Optics and the Brain. In addition to the co-located meeting, attendees will meet with exhibitors showcasing the latest advances in molecular probes, life science imaging, novel and optical instrumentation for biological processes.

“This Congress will cover the entire spectrum of speakers who are at the leading edge of research in both academia and industry. In our technical talks, attendees will leave this event with a better understanding of applications in tumor margin detection, laser-based therapeutics, virtual histology, translational research, and more,” said Biophotonics Congress Chairs Conor Evans, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Caroline Boudoux, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada. “Science is percolating within our industry, and we are pleased to welcome our attendees to foster relationships, innovative new tools and techniques advancing biomedical optics.”

Plenary speakers include Sebastian Schlücker, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and Seok Hyun Yun, Harvard Medical School, and Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. The joint plenaries are scheduled for Monday, 24 April, 08:00-10:00 PT (UTC-07:00). Media interviews with the plenary speakers will be facilitated on-site.

Sebastian Schlücker, professor at the University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Germany, and deputy director of the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), will highlight the use of functionalized gold nanoparticles as photostable labeling agents.

Seok Hyun Yun, professor at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, will discuss optical barcoding using microlasers in single-cell analysis. Optical barcoding based on microlasers will offer a new paradigm in single-cell analysis.

About Optica Biophotonics Congress

Optica Biophotonics Congress is an annual meeting that focuses on biomedical optics and optics in the life sciences in alternating years. The 2023 meeting, Optica Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences, explores the latest tools and techniques in optical imaging with a focus on advanced techniques for microscopic imaging and related applications. The meeting will be presented in a hybrid conference format with in-person and virtual participation options.

Media registration is free with credentials. Digital assets are available as requested. Registrants have the opportunity to attend technical sessions from a combined five co-located meetings—which exemplifies the topical synergies that exist between biological imaging and biomedical sensing. A combined exhibition and increased special events provide enhanced opportunities to learn from and network with a significantly larger community of scientists and industry professionals.

About Optica

Optica (formerly OSA), Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, is the society dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in the field. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement. Discover more at:

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