Optica’s Biophotonics Congress Highlights Advances in Biomedical Research

Optical Society

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.

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