IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Biomedical Optics Workshop  

Tuesday, March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2010, 7:00–9:30 PM
Located at Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary's Street, Boston, MA, USA

The exponential growth of Biomedical Optics in the last decade, resulting from the application of maturing technologies in optical imaging, integrated optics, fiber optics, lasers, detectors, and nano-technology to the medical field, requires practicing professionals to become knowledgeable about a whole new generation of opto-electronic medical equipment. Due to the efforts of innovative researchers, a wide variety of advanced optical techniques have been developed (diffused optical imaging, multi-photon microscopy, optical tomography) for clinical monitoring of diseases in vivo and ex vivo, and pathogen detection. These techniques are becoming essential in Genomics, Proteomics, Biomedical diagnostics, and therapeutics to mention a few. To learn about these amazing new optical technologies, attend this local Biomedical Optics Workshop to discover the latest advancements at the cutting edge of optical biomedical research from ten of the foremost researchers in these emerging fields.

March 16, 2010

High Throughput Microfluidics And Ultrafast Optics For In Vivo Compound/Genetic Discoveries Slides

Prof. Mehmet Fatih Yanik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Brillouin Biomechanical Imaging Slides

Prof. Seok-Hyun (Andy) Yun, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

March 23, 2010

In Vivo Cell Tracking - Application To Transplantation Biology Slides

Dr. Charles Lin, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Towards In Situ Optical Pathology Slides

Dr. Anna N. Yaroslavsky, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

March 30, 2010

Diffuse Light Imaging for Molecular Tissue Characterization Slides

Prof. Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Photodynamic Therapy: A Bridge Between Medicine and Technology

Prof. Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

April 6, 2010

Laser-Based Molecular Diagnostic Technology for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Lee Goldstein, Boston University, Boston, MA

High Throughput, High Content Multiphoton Tissue Cytometry Slides

Prof. Peter So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

April 13, 2010

Subcellular Surgery and Nanosurgery Slides

Prof. Eric Mazur, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Extraordinary Optical Transmission based Biosensors Slides

Mr. Dale Larson, Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Farhad Hakimi (, Biomedical Opitcs Workshop Committee Chair
2) Selim Ünlü (, Biomedical Opitcs Workshop Committee Co-Chair
3) Reuel Swint (, Boston LEOS Chair