This meeting covers the whole range of topical particle manipulation technologies currently being developed for studies in biophysics, single molecule, single cell and tissue level analysis, lab-on-a-chip development, optoechanical cooling, environmental monitoring and theoretical underpinnings. Technologies to be considered include optical tweezers and associated techniques, but will try and capture synergies between different trapping and manipulation modalities such as acoustic trapping and electrical trapping with a view to encouraging discussion between different user groups and the development of new hybrid techniques.
Optical manipulation fundamentals and technologies
Optical manipulation applications
Holographic optical tweezers and beam shaping, adapative optics techniques
High force optical tweezers
Optical trap modeling and theoretical underpinnings
Alternative particle manipulation techniques
Single molecule biophysics
Cellular mechanics and mechanotransduction
Environmental sensing and aerosol analysis
Laser cellular surgery and photoporation
Integration with spectroscopic techniques
Electrical manipulation: Electrodynamic balance, dielectrophoresis etc
Acoustic manipulation and trapping
AFM applied to techniques studied by optical manipulation
Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia Univ., USA, Optical Neuroimaging, PLENARY
Abstract: From 3D microscopy of cellular structures, to measurements of neuronal dynamics and blood flow, optical methods permit diverse investigations of the living brain. The latest photoactivation and optical neuroimaging approaches and applications will be reviewed.
Duco Jansen, Vanderbilt Univ., USA, Photonic Neural Interfaces: Current State and Future Challenges, PLENARY
Abstract: I will present an overview of the concepts and applications of optical nerve stimulation and inhibition with a focus on characterization of this technique, mechanistic studies as well as on several applications and device development.
Sunney Xie, Harvard Univ., USA, Label-Free Vibrational Imaging for Medicine, PLENARY
Abstract: Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy is a label-free and noninvasive imaging technique using vibrational spectroscopy as the contrast. Recent advances have allowed significant improvements in sensitivity, selectivity, robustness, and cost; opening a wide range of biomedical applications.
Wei Cheng, University of Michigan, United States, Optical Trapping "Virometry", Invited
Tijmen Euser, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany, Laser Propulsion and Optothermal Trapping of Particles in Air-Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber, Invited
Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada, Double Nanohole Aperture Optical Trapping, Invited
Colin Hebert, US Naval Research Laboratory, Antibody-Free Optical Analysis of Mammalian Cells, Invited
Ulrich Keyser, University of Cambridge, Investigating Membrane Transport with Optical Tweezers, Invited
Mark Neil, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Optical Manipulation of Chemically Functionalised Emulsions and Suspensions for Single Cell Analysis, Invited
Darwin Palima, DTU Fotonik, Denmark, Optical Micromanipulation of Freestanding Microstructures with Embedded Waveguides, Invited
Peter Reece, University of New South Wales, Australia, Using Spectroscopic Techniques to Interrogate Trapping Dynamics of Nanoscale Objects, Invited
Alexander Rohrbach, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, Object Adapted Optical Trapping and Super-resolution Imaging of Energy Switching Helical Bacteria, Invited
Erik Schäffer, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tubingen, Germany, A Nanonewton Optical Force Trap, Invited
Gabriel Spalding, Illinois Wesleyan University, United States, Tailoring Acoustic Beam Momentum and Angular Momentum, Invited
Jun Tanida, Osaka University, Japan, Optical Manipulation of Liquid-based Microreactors in Optofluidic DNA Computation, Invited
Megan Valentine, University of California Santa Barbara, United States, Microscale Manipulation by Ndfeb-Based Magnetic Tweezers: Applications to Microrheology, Invited
Pavel Zemanek, Institute of Scientific Instruments ASCR, Czech Republic, Microstructures Self-Arranged by Light, Invited
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
David McGloin, University of Dundee, UK
Elliot Botvinick, Univ. of California at Irvine, USA
Steve Neal, Univ. of Glasgow, UK
Andrew Forbes, CSIR National Laser Centre, South Africa
Jesper Glückstad, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
Brooke Hester, Appalachian State University, USA
Tony Jun Huang, Pennsylvania State Univ., USA
Steve Lee, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
Jack Ng, Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Ruben Ramos-Garcia, Inst. Nat Astrofisica Optica Electronica, Mexico
General Session with Plenary Speakers
Special Symposium - Photons Across Medicine
Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia Univ., USA, Optical Neuroimaging
Duco Jansen, Vanderbilt Univ., USA, Photonic Neural Interfaces: Current State and Future Challenges
Sunney Xie, Harvard Univ., USA, Label-Free Vibrational Imaging for Medicine
During the Optics in Life Science Congress a special symposium will be held about the use of photons across medical imaging. The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging is the co-organizer of the symposium.
Ali Azhdarinia, Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Simon Cherry, Univ. of California Davis, USA
Eva Sevick, Brown Foundation Inst. of Molecular Medicine, USA
Henry VanBrocklin, Univ. of California San Francisco, USA
Join your fellow attendees and kick off the Congress with a Hawaiian Luau! Enjoy delectable contemporary and traditional Polynesian fare as well as some familiar favorite dishes. This is a great opportunity to network and enjoy a drink with colleagues in a beautiful Hawaiian setting. The reception is open to all full technical attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
The Congress will feature one set of posters that will be available during two sessions for attendees to view. The sessions will take place in the exhibit hall. Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties.