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Sunday November 25

Time  
14.00 - 17.00 Check in and Registration
18.00 - 19.30 Dinner
  Evening Session
Chair: David Sampson
19.40 - 20.10 Fast, Volumetric Fluorescence Imaging in Brain Tissue
Prof Jerome Mertz, Boston University, USA
20.10 - 20.40 Wider, Faster, Deeper: New Directions for Wide Field Imaging
Prof Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews, UK

Monday November 26

Time  
7.30 - 8.15 Registration
  Morning Session 1
Chairs: Giuliano Scarcelli & Steve Lee
8.15 - 8.45 Long-Term and Reference-Free Measurements of Cellular Forces
Prof Malte Gather ,University of St Andrews, UK
8.45 - 9.15 Optical Sensing of Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation
Associate Prof Seemantini Nadkarni, Harvard Medical School, USA
9.15 - 9.45 Probing the Mechanical Properties of Living Organisms at High-Resolution using Light
Dr Robert Prevedel, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
9.45 - 10.15 Interpretation of Brillouin Light Scattering Measurements in Biological Samples
Dr Kareem Elsayad, Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities, Austria
10.15 - 10.30 Morning Tea
  Morning Session 5
Chairs: Kishan Dholakia & Virgile Viasnoff
10.30 - 11.00 Image Scanning Microscopy: The New Confocal Microscope
Colin Sheppard, University of Wollongong, Australia
11.00 - 11.30 Novel Plasmon-Enhanced Raman Platforms for Ultra-Sensitive Recognition of Neurodegenerative Proteins
Prof Roberto Pini, Institute of Applied Physics, National Research Council of Italy
11.30 - 12.00 Laser Applications of Biomaterials in Cardiac Optogenetics
Prof Alexander Heisterkamp, Leibnitz Universität, Hannover, Germany
12.00- 12.30 Magnetic Optical Nanoscopy with Nanodiamonds
Prof Min Gu, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
12.30 -17.00 Break and Delegate Activities
17.00 - 18.00

Poster Session

3D+T Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation Spectroscopy for Flow Mapping of Molecules and Organelles in Live Cells 

Dr Elvis Pandzic,  Biomedical Imaging Facility , UNSW Sydney

Application of label-free 2-photon Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Measure Endogenous Melanin Profiles in Human Eye Melanoma 
Mr Ephrem Sitiwin, Biomedical Imaging Facility , UNSW Sydney

Application of Quantum Dots for Tear Film Lipids Imaging 
Dr Maitreyee Roy, The University of New South Wales

Detection of Biofilm Formation on Coated Medical Devices for the Reduction and Interception of Bacterial Infections 
Prof Stephen Morgan, University of Nottingham

Development of an Optical Fiber Fabry-Perot Pressure Sensor for Bio Medical Applications using Focused Ion Beam Technology 
Mrs Chalani Abeywardena, University of Nottingham

Does the Selective Wavelength Filtering of Commercially Available Blue Blocking Lenses Affect Physiological Adaptation and the Recovery of Light Sensitivity to Changes in Ambient Illumination? 
Mrs Hind Alzahrani, The University of New South Wales

Early Caries Detection by Depolarization Imaging Based on Polarization-sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography 
Mr Jonas Golde, TU Dresden, Medical Faculty, Clinical Sensoring and Monitoring

Extended Depth of Focus in all-fiber Quasi-Bessel Beam Probes: Theory and Practice 
Mr Michael Hackmann,  The University of Western Australia

High-Resolution Fiber-Optic Probes for OCT using an Inverted Axicon 
Ms Gavrielle Untracht, The University of Western Australia

In Search of Shear Waves in Vitreous Humour Phantoms using Frequency Analysis on Optical Coherence Elastography Data 
Ms Magdalena Urbanska, The University of Auckland

In-Situ Quantification of Cellular Nuclear Mechanics with Brillouin Flow Cytometry 
Mr Jitao Zhang, University of Maryland

Interpretation of Brillouin Light Scattering Measurements in Biological Samples 
Dr Kareem Elsayad, VBCF

Label Free Imaging with Super-Resolved Ptychography 
Dr Nicholas Anthony, Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia

Label Free Identification of the Granulocytes Enhanced by Machine Learning 
Mr Roopam Gupta, University of St Andrews

18.15 - 19.30  Dinner
19.30 - 20.00 OWLS Member Assembly
  Plenary Session
Chair: Alberto Diaspro
20.00 - 21.00 Comprehensive Correlation Analysis (CCA) for Super-Resolution Dynamic Fingerprinting of Cellular Compartments using the Zeiss Airyscan Detector
Prof Enrico Gratton, University of California Irvine, USA
21.00 - 21.30 Spontaneous Fluctuations can Help Find Ligands for Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Prof Sudipta Maiti, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
President of the next OWLS Meeting

Tuesday November 27

Time  
  Morning Session 3
Chairs: Alexander Heistercamp & Roberto Pini
8.15 - 8.45 Structural and Functional Imaging of Tissues with Optical Coherence Tomography/Elastography
Prof Kirill Larin, University of Houston, USA
8.45 - 9.15 Functional OCT Microscopy of the Peripheral Nerve
Associate Prof Ben Vakoc, Harvard Medical School, USA
9.15 - 9.45 Polarisation and Chromatic Dispersion to Detect Early Signs of Non-communicable Diseases using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Dr Frédérique Vanholsbeeck, University of Auckland, New Zealand
9.45 - 10.15 Retinal Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography and Low-loss Adaptive Optics using a 2.8-mm beam size 
A/Prof Barry Cense, University of Western Australia
10.15 - 10.30 Morning Tea
  Morning Session 4
Chairs: Min Gu & Kat Gaus
10.30 - 11.00 Optical Tools to Understand Eye Structure and Biomechanics
Assistant Prof Ian Sigal, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
11.00 - 11.30 Computational Microscopy of Structural Order without Label
Shalin Mehta, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, USA
11.30 - 11.50 Detection of Biofilm Formation on Coated Medical Devices for the Reduction and Interception of Bacterial Infections
Prof Stephen Morgan, University of Nottingham, UK
11.50 - 12.10 Volumetric Time-Lapse Imaging of Cell Forces with Optical Coherence Microscopy
A/Prof Steven Adie, Cornell University, USA
12.10 - 17.00 Break and Delegate Activities
17.00 - 18.00

Poster Session

Local Optic Axis Mapping in Bench-Top and Catheter-Based Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography 
Mr Qingyun Li, The  University of Western Australia

Long Period Grating Optical Fibre Sensors Functionalised with Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Drugs Detection 
Dr Sergiy Korposh, The University of Nottingham

Multiplexing in Vivo Optical Imaging using Luminescence Lifetimes 
Dr Yiqing Lu, Macquarie University

New Opportunities at the Crossroads of Photoacoustics and Plasmonics 
Dr Fulvio Ratto, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Nonlinear Optogenetic Stimulation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes 
Ms Maria Leilani Torres, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Imaging Cutaneous Microvasculature 
Dr Peijun Gong, The University of Western Australia

Optical Properties of the Lens are Actively Maintained by its Microcirculation System 
Dr Ehsan Vaghefi, University of Auckland

Polarization-Sensitive OCT for Imaging Collagen Fiber Organisation in Human Oral Mucosa 
Dr Julia Walther, TU Dresden, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Retinal Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography and low-loss Adaptive Optics using a 2.8-mm Beam Size 
A/Prof Barry Cense, The  University of Western Australia

Structure-Function Characterization of Cone Photoreceptor Cells in the Human Retina 
Mr Danuta Sampson, University of Surrey

Sub-Diffraction Imaging using Upconversion Nanoparticles 
Dr Martin Ploschner, Macquarie University

Ultrasound Mediation of Light-Emitting Probes to Improve Spatial Resolution in Deep Tissue Imaging
Mr Junaid Ahmad, The University of Nottingham

Use of Deep Learning for Automatic Detection of Cone Photoreceptors in Flood Illumination Adaptive Optics Ophthalmoscopy 
Dr David Alonso-Caneiro, Queensland University of Technology

Versatile, Monolithic Imaging Probes for Catheter-Based OCT 
Dr Karol Karnowski, The University of Western Australia

Volumetric Time-Lapse Imaging of Cell Forces with Optical Coherence Microscopy
A/Prof Steven Adie, Cornell University

18.00 - 19.30 Social Dinner
19.45 - 20.00

Hot Poster Session

3D+T Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation Spectroscopy for Flow Mapping of Molecules and Organelles in Live Cells
Dr Elvis Pandzic, Biomedical Imaging Facility (UNSW Sydney)

20.00 - 20.15 Label Free Imaging with Super-Resolved Ptychography
Dr Nicholas Anthony, Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
20.15 - 20.30 Multiplexing in Vivo Optical Imaging using Luminescence Lifetimes
Dr Yiqing Lu, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), Macquarie University
20.30 - 20.45 Sub-diffraction Imaging using Upconversion Nanoparticles
Dr Martin Ploschner, Macquarie University
20.45 - 21.00 New Opportunities at the Crossroads of Photoacoustics and Plasmonics
Dr Fulvio Ratto, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
21.00 - 21.15 In-situ Quantification of Cellular Nuclear Mechanics with Brillouin Flow Cytometry
Mr Jitao Zhang, University of Maryland

Wednesday November 28

Time  
  Morning Session 5
Chairs: Kirill Larin & Stephen Morgan
8.30 - 9.00 Probing the Role of Tissue Biophysics in Metastasis
Dr Kandice Tanner, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA
9.00 - 9.30 Visualizing Mechanics of Epithelial Growth and Folding
Prof Xavier Trepat, Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC), Spain
9.30 - 10.00 From Microdishes to Optic Friendly-Microniches: 3D Micro-Environmental Control Around Single Hepatocytes to Induce Apico Basal Polarization and Lumenogenesis
Prof Virgile Viasnoff, National University of Singapore, Singapore
10.00 - 10.15 Morning Tea
  Morning Session 6
Chairs: David Sampson & Giuliano Scarcelli
10.15 - 10.45 T Cell Receptor Clustering: A Mechanism of Signal Transduction
Prof Katarina Gaus, University of New South Wales, Australia
10.45 - 11.15 High Content Super-Resolution Microscopy
Dr David Baddeley, University of Auckland, New Zealand
11.15 - 11.45 A Multi Messenger Microscope using a Liquid and Tunable Approach to Paint Chromatin in Cells
Prof Alberto Diaspro, University of Genova, Italy
11.45 Lunch and Conference Close

* Conference Programme is subject to change.