SPIE Call for Papers and Announcement

Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues VI (Conference BO124)

Part of SPIE's International Symposium on Biomedical Optics (BiOS) 2008, Program Track on Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging, 19–24 January 2008
 San Jose Convention Center San Jose, CA USA

Conference Chairs:

Daniel L. Farkas, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr.; Dan V. Nicolau, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom); Robert C. Leif, Newport Instruments

Conference Co-Chairs:

J. Paul Robinson, Purdue Univ.; Attila Tarnok, Univ. Leipzig (Germany); Ramesh Raghavachari, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Program Committee:

Christopher H. Contag, Stanford Univ.; Paul Dan A. Cristea, Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (Romania); Alberto Diaspro, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy); Erik G. Fällman, Umeå Univ. (Sweden); Jesper Glückstad, Danmarks Tekniske Univ. (Denmark); Ewa M. Goldys, Macquarie Univ. (Australia); James F. Leary, Purdue Univ.; Charles P. Lin, Massachusetts General Hospital; Andreas Nowatzyk, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Markus Sauer, Univ. Bielefeld (Germany)

This interdisciplinary conference addresses the knowledge continuum from molecular structure and fundamental mechanisms to biological and medical applications, focusing on new approaches to imaging, manipulation, and analysis of biomolecules, cells and tissues, both in vitro and in vivo. The conference will report on the latest developments in functional and multispectral imaging, optical manipulation, analytical cytology (cytomics), cellular imaging algorithms and quantification. The principal aim is to further improve the interdisciplinary dialog between those who design and implement critical technologies and the primary users who study important problems that drive developments, in order to advance translational research.

Reports of original research contributions are solicited on the following topics:

Functional imaging of biomolecules, live cells and tissues:

Biophotonic techniques for regenerative medicine:

Spectral imaging (microscopic and macroscopic)

Fluorescence and phosphorescence lifetime imaging

Multimode optical imaging

Microarrays for biomolecules, cells and tissues

Advanced analytical cytology of cells (cytomics):

Rare event detection

Clinical & research applications of analytical cytology

Image and data processing, quantification, standards, and display methods:

Abstract Due Date: 9 July 2007
Manuscript Due Date: 17 December 2007

The call for papers is located at http://spie.org/x7777.xml

Please send technical questions to Robert C. Leif