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  • New Digital Conference Explores Biophotonics Imaging

BioPhotonics
Jun 2015
Karen A. Newman, Group Publisher, karen.newman@photonics.com

Photonics Media has been producing its successful webinar series for more than four years, and our editors are always looking for exciting speakers to present new topics and interesting research. I am pleased to announce the latest addition to the series; it comes with a format twist I think you’ll like.

Biophotonic Imaging for Medicine: A Digital Conference, will be presented from 1 to 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Presentations will focus on a range of light-based imaging and microscopy techniques for diagnosing and assessing illness, and for studying other attributes and functions of biological tissue in a medical context. Topics include wavefront engineering for in vivo deep tissue engineering, deep-UV excitation microscopy for slide-free pathology, quantitative phase digital holographic microscopy, photoacoustic analysis, multimode fiber endoscopy, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) microscopy and lens-free microscopy.

The afternoon-long series of presentations will be hosted by Photonics.com Editor, James Lowe, and BioPhotonics Editor, Rodd Pedrotti. The online event will feature a series of 15- and 30-minute talks, each of which will be followed by a brief question-and-answer period. Aydogan Ozcan, of the University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the keynote presentation, “Democratization of next-generation imaging, sensing and diagnostics tools through computational photonics.”

“We have an outstanding lineup of speakers from around the world and a really diverse mix of approaches to imaging that could all advance medicine,” said Lowe. “The best part is that people will be able to see all these fantastic presentations without paying for a conference registration or getting on a plane.”

For a complete list of speakers and topics – plus details on how the event will unfold – please visit Photonics.com/webinars. You can register there as well, and check out the entire series of archived webinars that you can view at any time.

In this issue’s cover story, contributing editor Marie Freebody explores current and emerging applications for ultrafast laser pulses. In “Femtosecond Pulses: Control Is Key to New Discoveries,” she describes how these very short pulses are broadening their reach throughout the research world and reminds us that control is critical to realizing their full potential. Read the feature, beginning on page 25.

Also in this issue:

Nanodiamonds Shine New Light on Bio Applications,” by Dr. Olga Shenderova, Adámas Nanotechnologies, beginning on page 32;

Spectroscopy Aids Disease Detection, Faces Obstacles,” by Editor Rodd M. Pedrotti, beginning on page 37; and,

Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy with sCMOS Cameras,” by Ruisheng Lin, Alex Clowsley, Isuru Jayasinghe and Christian Soeller, Biomedical Physics, University of Exeter, beginning on page 40.

Enjoy the issue.


GLOSSARY
holographic microscopy
The holographic recording of a microscopic specimen whereby magnification is achieved by alteration in a wavelength or radius of curvature between recording and reconstruction of the wavefront. With this technique the quality and field of the image can surpass those produced by microscopic methods.  A microscopy technique that utilizes optical diffraction tomography (ODT), which enables users to quantitatively and noninvasively investigate the intrinsic properties of cells. ODT...
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