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This Conference is FREE, advance registration is essential as places are limited to 90.

This Conference is FREE, advance registration is requested.

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 imaging
Chair: Professor Rory Duncan
10.05 New strategies for live-cell imaging in the mammalian central nervous system
Prof Nigel Emptage, University of Oxford
10.45 Shaping light for neuroscience
Prof Frank Gunn-Moore, University of St Andrews
11.10 All-optical techniques for non-invasiveimaging and intervention in living organisms
Dr Jonathan Taylor, University of Glasgow
11.35 refreshment break in the exhibition hall  
Session 2: Enabling, biophotonic technologies
Chair: Dr Lynn Paterson
12.00 Optical actuated micro-robotics
Dr David Phillips, University of Glasgow
12.25 Single molecule localisation with SPAD cameras
Dr Istvan Gyongy, University of Edinburgh
12.50 Multi-plane imaging and its application to 3D live cell particle tracking
Dr Paul Dalgarno, Heriot-Watt University
13.15 lunch break - opportunity to review the Exhibition  
14.15 Poster Session in the exhibition hall
  Refreshments will be served before reconvening for the afternoon session
1. Encapsulated SERS Nanosensors: Fibre-based pHSensing
Holly Fleming, Optima CDT PhD student, University of Edinburgh
2. Towards in vivo pH and O2 sensing using optical fibres and photo-polymerisation
Fuad Mohamad, University of Edinburgh
3. A multimodal approach to measure mechanical properties of three-dimensional tissue structures over different length scales
Valerie Bentivegna, University of Dundee
4. Time-resolved luminescence of Ln3+ ions to probe protein interactions
Kulwinder Sagoo, Product Specialist, HORIBA Jobin Yvon IBH Ltd
5. Second harmonic generation (SHG) imaging of cancer heterogeneity in ultrasound guided biopsies of prostate in men suspected with prostate cancer
Yuting Ling, PhD student, University of Dundee
6. Toolbox for understanding the functions and molecular distribution of calcium channels by using super resolution microscopy
Katarzyna Cialowicz, PhD student, Heriot-Watt University
7. Label-Free Microscopy at the BioImaging Research Facility
Anthony Corcoran, BioImaging Facilities Manager, University of Edinburgh
8. Data Transmission for High-Bandwidth Neural Interfacing Using Visible Light Communication
Gábor Várkonyi, EngD student, University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre
9. Machined optical fibres for on-chip optical tweezing
Georgia Anastasiadi, PhD Student, Heriot-Watt University
10. Higher order mode manipulation for isotropic 3D cell tomography
Kai Skodzec, Heriot-Watt University
11. Photoreduction of Silver Nanoparticles in Glass to Create SERS Microfluidics for Enhanced Molecular Sensing
Mark MacKenzie, Heriot-Watt University
12. Light-sheet Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
Daniel O'Brien, Bsc (Hons), University of Dundee
13. Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring of Skin Cancer Using Shear Wave Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE)
Kanheng Zhou, University of Dundee
14. Eating Pathogens: A study of macrophage phagocytosis
Alan Egan, ESRIC PhD Scholar, Heriot-Watt University
15. Ultrafast laser fabrication of micro-optic surfaces
Calum Ross, Heriot-Watt University
16. Water-Based Optofluidic Distributed Feedback Lasers with Evanescent Pumping
Markus Karl, PhD Student, University of St. Andrews
17. Time resolved spectroscopy with advanced CMOS single photon detector arrays for disease diagnosis in the distal lung
Katjana Ehrlich, PhD Student, Heriot-Watt University
Session 3: Advances in sensing
Chair: Dr Paul Dalgarno
Portable systems for label-free optical biosensing with dielectric nanostructured surfaces
Prof Dr Martina Gerken, Christian-Albrechts Universitat zu Kiel, Germany
15.40 Increased variability in precancerous ApcMin/+ intestinal tissue can be measured with microultrasound
Prof Inke Nathke, University of Dundee
16.05 Multiplexed and Quantitative Bioanalysis using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
Prof Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde
16.30 Closing remarks Dr Graeme Whyte
16.35 Awarding of Poster Prize  
  The Exhibition will remain open until 5pm  


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Dr Graeme Whyte (Chair)
Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Heriot
-Watt University

Prof Rory Duncan,
Heriot-Watt University, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering.

Prof Gail McConnell,
Chair of Biophotonics at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde

Prof Kishan Dholakia, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews.

Dr Lynn Paterson,
Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Heriot-Watt University.

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