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Attend this event to broaden your knowledge in the world of photonics by attending a key meeting for photonics technologies in the life sciences. The technical committee have commented that this international quality 'invited' programme include presentations by eminent and leading UK research scientists. It is an event not to be missed.


09.55 Introduction and Welcome
Laurence Devereux, Xmark Media, on behalf of the programme committee
Session 1: Advances in Optical Nanoscopy
Chair: Dr Pierre Mahou
10.00 A new perspective on nanoscale structure and dynamics with ultra sensitive optical microscope
Prof Philip Kukura, University of Oxford, UK
10.25 Ellipsoid localisation microscopy infers spore coat structure
Dr Eric Rees, University of Cambridge, UK
Multiphoton imaging of developing tissues: multicolor and light-sheet approaches

Dr Emmanuel Beaurepaire, Laboratory for Optics and Bioscience, Ecole Polytechnique, France
11.30 refreshment break in the exhibition hall  
Session 2: Biomedical Optics
Chair: Dr Ilias Tachtsidis
12.10 Spectroscopy and multispectral imaging of skin in patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon
Dr Andrea Murray, University of Manchester
12.35 Using light to modulate the impact of ageing on the retina
Prof Glen Jeffery, UCL
13.00 lunch break - opportunity to review the Exhibition  

Poster Session - in the exhibition hall

There will be two prizes for "Best Student Poster" (£100, sponsored by the IOP
Optical Group
) as decided by the Technical Programme Committee and a "Popular
Choice" (£75,sponsored by the Enlighten Meetings) chosen by the delegates.

1. Lightsheet Microscopy for Cellular Single Particle Tracking of Virus Egress
Craig Russell, University of Cambridge
2. Ellipsoid localisation microscopy infers the size and order of protein layers in Bacillus spore coats
James Manton, University of Cambridge
3. Investigation of the time dynamics between the optical measurements of cerebral haemodynamic and metabolism versus the systemic physiology in the preclinical model of perinatal hypoxic-ischmia
Melody Lun, University College London
4. Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Assess Frontal Cortex Asymmetry in Neonatal Brain Injury
Savvas Savvidis, University College London
5. Using near-infrared spectroscopy to measure cerebral blood flow to quantify neonatal brain injury
Aleh Sudakou, University College London
6. An Extension of the FRI Framework for Spike Detection from Two-Photon Calcium Imaging Data
Stephanie Reynolds, Imperial College London
7. Searching for correlated chromophore blinking in STORM imaging
Richard Marsh, Kings College London
8. Fluorescence Lifetime Optical Projection Tomography as a tool to map enzyme activation in 3D in live zebrafish
Natalie Andrews, Imperial College London
9. Composite electrospun absorber coating on optical fiber tip for high-amplitude broadband optical ultrasound generation
Radhika Poduval, University College London
10. Optical Monitoring of Spinal Cord Tissue Oxygenation and Metabolism during Hyperoxia in the Preclinical Model for Multiple Sclerosis
Pardis Kaynezhad, University College London
11. A study of red blood cell deformability in diabetic retinopathy using optical tweezers
Thomas Smart, University College London


Imaging of Metabolic Status in 3D Culture with an Improved AMPK FRET Biosensor for FLIM
George Chennell, Imperial College London
Session 3: Clinical Biophotonics
Chair: Dr Pete Tomlins
14.30 Probing the molecular fingerprints for disease using Raman spectroscopy
Prof Nick Stone, University of Exeter
14.55 Optical monitoring of cerebral haemodynamics and metabolism following acute brain injury in the intensive care
Dr David Highton, UCL, UK
Session 4: Optical Neural Imaging
Chair: Dr Chris Dunsby
15.20 Speeding up neural circuit manipulation and readout with computer-generated holography
Dr Amanda Foust, Imperial College London
15.45 Investigation of mechanosensation in C.elegans using light field calcium imaging
Dr Mike Shaw, UCL
16.10 Closing remarks
16.15 Award for Poster Prize  
16.20 End of Meeting (The Exhibition will remain open until 5pm)  


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Dr Christopher Dunsby, Photonics, Department of Physics and the Division of Experimental Medicine in the Department of Medicine. Imperial College London.

Professor Paola Borri,
School of BioSciences, University of Cardiff.

Dr Pierre Mahou,
Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences Ecole Polytechnique, France.

Dr Ilias Tachtsidis, Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, University College London.

Dr Pete Tomlins,
Centre for Diagnostic and Oral Sciences. Queen Mary, University of London.

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