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Optica Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics

Submission Deadline: 19 Mar 2024 12:00
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Optics and the Brain

Brings together researchers working in all aspects of optics in the brain and serves as a forum for discussion of existing and emerging techniques as well as future directions capable of shedding new light on the healthy and diseased brain.

The USA BRAIN Initiative and the European Human Brain Project have identified the urgent need for new technologies that can probe the working brain across all levels from single neurons to entire behaving organisms. Optics offers a unique toolkit for multiscale imaging of the living and intact brain, while new genetic labeling strategies provide optical contrast to neural function and optogenetics permits the control of cellular function with light. By bringing together an international group of leading engineers, optical and medical scientists, biologists, chemists and physicians, the meeting reflects this topic’s highly interdisciplinary area of research.

The USA BRAIN Initiative and the European Human Brain Project have identified the urgent need for new technologies that can probe the working brain across all levels from single neurons to entire behaving organisms. Optics offers a unique toolkit for multiscale imaging of the living and intact brain, while new genetic labeling strategies provide optical contrast to neural function and optogenetics permits the control of cellular function with light.

By bringing together an international group of leading engineers, optical and medical scientists, biologists, chemists and physicians, the meeting reflects this topic’s highly interdisciplinary area of research.

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Chairs

David Busch

UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, United States,
Chair

Jason Kerr

MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior,
Chair

Jennifer Lynch

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States,
Program Chair

Alipasha Vaziri

Rockefeller University, United States,
Program Chair

Committee Members

  • David Busch, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, United States, Chair
  • Jason Kerr, MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior, Chair
  • Jennifer Lynch, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States, Program Chair
  • Alipasha Vaziri, Rockefeller University, United States, Program Chair
  • Lamiae Abdeladim, University of California Berkeley, United States
  • Daniel Aharoni, University of California Los Angeles, United States
  • Jerry Chen, Boston University, United States
  • Yao Chen, Washington University in St Louis, United States
  • Tiffany Ko, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
  • Suhasa Kodandaramaiah, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, United States
  • Abhishek Kumar, Marine Biological Laboratory , United States
  • Michele Lacerenza, PIONIRS srl
  • Timothy Murphy, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Shahrzad Parsa, HemoPhotonics SL, Spain
  • Ashwin Parthasarathy, University of South Florida, United States
  • Sourav Patnaik, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
  • Kaspar Podgorski, Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, United States
  • Cristina Rodriguez, Yale University, United States
  • Eric Schreiter, Janelia Research Campus, United States
  • Martin Wolf, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  • Yi Xue, University of California Davis, United States
  • Abbas Yaseen, Northeastern University, United States
  • Murat Yildirim, Lerner Research Institute, United States
  • Meryem Yucel, Boston University, United States
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