Programme

2nd November

17:00 – 19:00 Registration and wine reception

3rd November

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome and info
Topical Session 1: Nonlinear Optics for the Life Sciences
9:10 – 9:55 Gail McConnell – Keynote Talk
9:55 – 10:15 Jonathan Nylk – Airy Beams for Light-Sheet Microscopy
10:15 – 10:35 Blair Kirkpatrick – All-Optical Manipulation of Photonic Membranes
10:35 – 10:55 Naomi McReynolds – Title TBC
10:55 – 11:25 Tea Break
11:25 – 12:30 Workshop 1: Publishing in Academic Journals                           by Antje Schuetz, Publisher of Physics in Medicine, and Prof Ifor Samuel, Editor-in-Chief of Synthetic Metals
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Topical Session 2: Manipulation and Characterisation of Cells
13:30 – 14:15 Lynn Paterson – Keynote Talk
14:15 – 14:35 Georgia Anastasiadi – Machined Optical Fibres for On-Chip Optical Tweezing
14:35 – 14:55 Nils Kronenberg – Elastic Resonator Interference Stress Microscopy (ERISM) – A new and versatile tool to gauge biophysical cell-substrate interactions
14:55 – 15:15 Valerie Bentivegna – Examining mechanical properties of three-dimensional hollow tissue structures: micro-ultrasound, atomic force microscopy and computational modelling
15:15 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 16:00 Industry Talk by Hamamatsu Photonics
16:00 – 17:00 Open Q&A Session 1                                                                           with Prof Gail McConnell, Dr Lynn Paterson, and Prof Malte Gather
17:00 – 18:30 Poster Session
19:30 – 22:00 Banquet

4th November

8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
Topical Session 3: Novel Tools for Biophotonics
9:30 – 10:15 Malte Gather – Keynote Talk
10:15 – 10:35 Caroline Murawski – Organic Light-Emitting Diodes for Optogenetic Stimulation of Drosophila Larvae
10:35 – 10:55 Chiara Garbellotto – Title TBC
10:55 – 11:15 Andrew Meek – Biophotonics Tools to Study Cellular Mechanics
11:14 – 11:45 Tea Break
11:45 – 12:45 Workshop 2: Building a Successful Academic Career                    by Dr Tom Brown, University of St Andrews
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
Topical Session 4: Single-Molecule Biophysics and Super-Resolution Imaging  
13:45 – 14:30 Mark Leake – Using light to explore single biomolecules
14:30 – 14:50 Tanveer Ahmad Tabish – Investigating three dimensional graphene foam in Regenerative Medicine
14:50 – 15:10 Zhengyi Yang – Fast area imaging for neuroscience studies
15:10 – 15:40 Tea Break
15:40 – 16:10 Open Q&A Session 2                                                                         with Prof Mark Leake and Dr Carlos Penedo
16:10 – 16:25 Industry Talk by M2 Lasers
16:25 – 16:40 Industry Talk by Edinburgh Instruments
16:40 – 17:40 Workshop 3: Unconscious Gender Bias in an Academic Environment                                                                                     by Dr Leonie Jones, University of York
17:40 – 17:55 Closing Ceremony
20:00 – 22:00 Bonfire

5th November

9:30 – 11:00 Breakfast
 11:00 – 13:00 Tour around St Andrews 

 

Topical Sessions:

  1. Single-Molecule Biophysics and Super Resolution Imaging
    • Single-Molecule Microscopy
    • Force Spectroscopy
    • In vivo and Cellular Imaging
  2. Manipulation and Characterisation of Cells
    • Optical Tweezers
    • Microfluidics
    • Biomechanics
    • Quantitative Phase Imaging
  3. Nonlinear Optics for the Life Sciences
    • Raman Techniques
    • Multiphoton Imaging
  4. Novel Tools for Biophotonics
    • Optogenetics
    • Biolasers
    • Adaptive Optics
    • Advanced Microscopy