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Lasers in Medicine & Biology
Gordon Research Conference

Optical Innovations Solving Challenges in the Life Sciences

Dates

July 10-15, 2016

Location

Mount Snow
West Dover, VT

Organizers

Chairs:
Brett E. Bouma & Paola Taroni

Vice Chairs:
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen & Paul M.W. French

Meeting Description

The Lasers in Medicine and Biology Gordon Research Conference is regarded as one of the premiere scientific conferences for the field encompassing biophotonics, biomedical optics, and biomedical optical imaging. The application of lasers and light in medicine has had a profound impact over the last several decades, both in diagnostics and in therapy. Today, and in the future, biophotonics and biomedical optical imaging will continue to probe at the molecular and cellular levels, where disease starts. Fundamental biology research relies heavily on technological advances in biophotonics and microscopy, and these advances undoubtedly will continue to foster new biological discoveries that have the potential to translate into more effective healthcare.

This field is inherently interdisciplinary, bringing together biomedical and optical engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, clinicians, and industry leaders. Engineers are developing innovative instruments and tools for diagnostics and therapy. Physicists are exploring fundamental principles underpinning lasers, optics, and optical science. Chemists are fabricating new molecularly-targeted optical probes for cancer, heart disease, and many other diseases. Biologists are using advanced systems and techniques to elucidate fundamental processes in diseases and organisms. Clinicians are sharing human medical problems they face on a daily basis that are in need for innovative technological solutions. Industrial leaders are describing translational paths to broadly disseminate lab-based results to impact human health and our systems of healthcare. The Lasers in Medicine and Biology conference embraces this diverse community, generating an environment of lively discussion around in-depth presentations of the frontier developments in the field.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Quantum Mechanics in Biology and Imaging
Discussion Leader: William Roach (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:00 pmWarwick Bowen (University of Queensland, Australia)
"Quantum Constraints to Biological Measurement, and How to Overcome Them"
8:00 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:25 pmRonald Walsworth (Harvard University, USA)
"Magnetic Imaging Using Quantum Defects in Diamond: From Single Atoms to Whole Organisms"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmLeonid Krivitskiy (Data Storage Institute, A*STAR, Singapore)
"Interfacing Live Retinal Cells with Quantum Light"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmTheodore Goodson (University of Michigan, USA)
"Entangled Photon Absorption in Bio-Molecules"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNeurophotonics
Discussion Leader: Daniel Cote (Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ), Canada)
9:00 am - 9:05 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:05 am - 9:35 amKwanghun Chung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Deciphering Connectivity and Interactions"
9:35 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:20 amKarin Wardell (Linkoping University, Sweden)
"Clinical Applications in Functional Neuroscience"
10:20 am - 10:35 amDiscussion
10:35 am - 11:05 amCoffee Break
11:05 am - 11:35 amYves De Koninck (Laval University, Canada)
"Optogenetics and the Tools to Probe a Behaving Brain"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:15 pmJean-Baptiste Sibarita (University of Bordeaux, France)
"Imaging Interactions in the Smallest Compartments: The Spines and Their Synapses"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizer: Anita Mahadevan-Jansen (Vanderbilt University, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMulti-Scale Imaging
Discussion Leader: Melissa Skala (Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmKristen Maitland (Texas A&M University, USA)
"Combined Fluorescence and Confocal Microscopy"
7:55 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:35 pmAdam de la Zerda (Stanford University, USA)
"MOZART and OCT Molecular Imaging"
8:35 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:15 pmBenjamin Vakoc (Harvard Medical School, USA)
"Wide-Field OCT"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFunctional Measurements in Ophthalmology
Discussion Leader: Johannes De Boer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
9:00 am - 9:30 amAustin Roorda (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Innovations in Visual Function Testing"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amShy Shoham (Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, USA)
"Holographic Stimulation of the Retina"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amJennifer Hunter (University of Rochester, USA)
"Monitoring Neural Activity in the Retina"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmAlfredo Dubra (Medical College of Wisconsin, USA)
"Split-Detector Imaging"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOn the Cusp of Translation
Discussion Leader: Stephen Boppart (University of Illinois, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmRebecca Richards-Kortum (Rice University, USA)
"High-Resolution Microendoscope for the Detection of Cervical Neoplasia"
7:55 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:35 pmDvir Yelin (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
"Optical Blood Count"
8:35 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:15 pmEman Namati (NinePoint Medical, USA)
"Neoplasia Surveillance with Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPropagation and Imaging Through Turbidity
Discussion Leader: Maciej Wojtkowski (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
9:00 am - 9:05 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:05 am - 9:35 amHui Cao (Yale University, USA)
"Mesoscopic Transport of Photons"
9:35 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:15 amWonshik Choi (Korea University, South Korea)
"Toward Super-Depth and High-Resolution Optical Imaging"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amAlwin Kienle (Institute for Laser Technology in Medicine and Measurement Technique, Germany)
"Light Transport in Biological Media"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmMonika Ritsch-Marte (Innsbruck Medical University, Austria)
"Lensless Imaging and the Computational Approach"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLooking Outside the Box
Discussion Leader: Brett Bouma (Harvard Medical School, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmGeoffrey Blake (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Precise Detection of Stellar Molecules"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmNergis Mavalvala (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detection"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmJames Simmons (Brown University, USA)
"Evolved Signal Processing in Bio-Sonar"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmElastography and Micro-Biomechanics
Discussion Leader: Paul M.W. French (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
9:00 am - 9:30 amDavid Sampson (University of Western Australia, Australia)
"Optical Coherence Elastography"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amSeemantini Nadkarni (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA)
"Micro-Rheology"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amGiuliano Scarcelli (University of Maryland, USA)
"Brillouin Scattering Elastography"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmAmy Oldenburg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
"Diffusion Sensitive Imaging of Nanoporosity"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdvances in Optical Spectroscopy
Discussion Leader: Ton Van Leeuwen (Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:05 pmChristine Hendon (Columbia University, USA)
"Automated Optical Cardiac Tissue Classification"
8:05 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:40 pmAntonio Pifferi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
"Photonics Challenges for Next Generation Time-Domain Diffuse Optics"
8:40 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:15 pmElizabeth Hillman (Columbia University, USA)
"Multispectral Optical Intrinsic Signal Imaging"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

This material is based upon work supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under award number FA9550-16-1-0123. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 EB 22361-01 from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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