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Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XVI


Date & time 2 Feb
Event ends 7 Feb
United States
San Francisco, California
The Moscone Center
Creator Biophotonics.World

Who's attending



The goal of this conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for state-of-the-art methods and instrumentation related to the new research area of plasmonics and related nanosystems and their applications in biology and medicine. Plasmonics refers to the investigation, development and applications of enhanced electromagnetic properties of metallic nanostructures. The term plasmonics is derived from plasmons, which are the quanta associated with longitudinal waves propagating in matter through the collective motion of large numbers of electrons. Incident light irradiating these surfaces excites conduction electrons in the metal, and induces excitation of surface plasmons leading to enormous electromagnetic enhancement. 

A forum that integrates interdisciplinary research and development is critically needed for scientists, engineers, and clinical providers to present the most recent advances in instrumentation and methods as well as biomedical applications in the new field of plasmonics in biology and medicine. 

The focus is on the following topics: 
  • properties of metallic nanostructures 
  • nanophotonics systems 
  • plasmonics-based sensors 
  • surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensing systems 
  • surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and biomedical applications 
  • surface-enhanced luminescence (SEL) and biomedical applications 
  • bioprobes and nanoprobes 
  • nanosensors 
  • nanoarchitectures and nanooptics 
  • fabrications of nanostructured substrates 
  • spectroscopies related to plasmonics 
  • single-molecule spectroscopy 
  • single-molecule manipulation 
  • single-cell analysis 
  • cellomics using nanoparticle technology 
  • metallonomics detection using plasmonics 
  • nanosystems for drug delivery 
  • metal nanoparticle contrast agents for medical diagnostics 
  • photonic atoms 
  • metal-enhanced fluorescence MEF 
  • surface plasmon-coupled emission SPCE.
Methods and Techniques: Endoscopy, General microscopy (white light, confocal, bright field, dark field, phase contrast, DIC etc.), Linear and non-linear fluorescence imaging (confocal LSM, multi-photon, STED, PALM, STORM, SIM, FRET, FRAP, FLIM, etc.), Linear and non-linear vibrational microscopy / imaging (IR, confocal Raman, CARS, SRS etc.), Near-field microscopy (SNOM, AFM, STM, etc.), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT ), Operating microscopy, Photoacoustic imaging (PAI, MSOT), Polarimetry, Probe and sensor development, Terahertz imaging, Thermography, Microscopy/Imaging, other methods and techniques, ATR / FTIR Spectroscopy, Coherent Back Scattering CBS, Diffuse Optics, Dynamic Light Scattering DLS, Ellipsometry, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Photoluminescence, Reflectance, Terahertz spectroscopy, UV / VIS spectroscopy, Vibrational spectroscopy (Raman, Infrared), Spectroscopy, other methods and techniques, CCD and CMOS sensors and cameras, Fiber optical illumination, Functionalized fibres, Implant manufacturing, Laser , Laser-induced microdissection and catapulting of cells, Laser micromanipulation, Microstructure Fibers, Objectives, Optical clearing, Optical tweezers, Tissue separation / laser scalpels, Enabling Technologies, other methods and techniques