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2014 Translational Biophotonics forum comes to Rice's
BioScience Research Collaborative

By Shawn Hutchins
Rice BIOE News

     Translational Biophotonics
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Recent advances in biophotonics technology development are opening new frontiers in fundamental biology and playing a critical role in the development of effective medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Such advances are producing new optical imaging diagnostics, novel image-guided intervention and microscopy techniques, minimally-invasive probes, and system design and implementation to improve cancer diagnostics, cardiovascular imaging, and detection of infectious disease.

Translational Biophotonics is an interdisciplinary forum organized by SPIE for collaboration and learning among top researchers, clinicians, and industrial partners in fields related to medicine and biophotonics.

This May 19-20 Translational Biophotonics forum members will gather to share techniques and next-generation technologies at Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative in the main auditorium and foyer. The conference will include invited lectures as well as oral and poster presentations from distinguished scientists, biomedical engineers and physicians.

Event sponsors include:  Edmund Optics® - a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology - and the Rice University Department of Bioengineering.

The conference is organized by Tomasz Tkaczyk, an associate professor of bioengineering at Rice University. Program committee members include: Brian Applegate, Texas A&M University; Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations, Inc.; Jason Eichenholz, Open Photonics, Inc.; Rongguang Liang, The University of Arizona; Michal Pawlowski, Rice University; Mark Pierce, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Milind Rajadhyaksha, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Rice University.

SPIE is an international society dedicated to advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. The not-for-profit society enables the development of emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

For more information and registration visit: http://spie.org/x103861.xml