3rd Annual Workshop: Spectroscopic Imaging: A New Window into the Unseen World

Event Date: May 23, 2013
Hosted By: Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemistry at Purdue University
Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Contact Name: Kathryn Cooper
Contact Email: kcooper@purdue.edu
Priority: Yes
Spectroscopic Imaging
Spectroscopic Imaging: A New Window into the Unseen World
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Workshop, "Spectroscopic Imaging: A New Window into the Unseen World," May 23-24, 2013, at Purdue.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2013

Registration: www.conf.purdue.edu/cheng

Imaging using inherent spectroscopic signals as contrast opens a new window for watching biomolecules and nanomaterials inside living cells and even in the human body. Major advances have been made to allow real time imaging of living systems, to extract significant information from the crowded fingerprint bands of a biological system, and to obtain spectroscopic information from a tissue that is one centimeter deep under the surface. This workshop will present most recent advances in both development and applications of spectroscopic imaging platforms and discuss potentially transformative impacts. The workshop will also provide a platform for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to learn NLO imaging through lab practice.


May 23, 2013: Invited Speakers, Poster Session

Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng (Purdue University), “Spectroscopic imaging: A new platform for biology and medicine”

Dr. Christian Freudiger (Harvard University), “Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy”

Prof. Hervé Rigneault (France, Institut Fresnel), "Facts and artifacts in coherent Raman microscopy and spectroscopy"

Prof. Albert Stolow (Canada, National Research Council), “Hyper-spectral CARS imaging in the fingerprint region“

Prof. Stephen A. Boppart (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “Extended time-lapse multimodal microscopy for tracking cell and tissue dynamics in skin”

Prof. Andrew Weiner (Purdue University), “Pulse shaping and applications to spectral imaging”

Prof. Martin Fischer (Duke University), “Pump-probe microscopy for structural and functional imaging in tissue”

       A poster session will follow the lectures; attendees are encouraged to submit a poster.

May 24, 2013: Laboratory Training

Lab training will be provided by Professor Ji-Xin Cheng and his group (for more information, visit Cheng's lab website at http://www.chem.purdue.edu/jcheng/). Training topics include pump-probe imaging, quantitative vibrational imaging, and deep tissue imaging of acoustic detection of molecular vibration.

May 25, 2013: Optional Sample Testing

Trainees may test their own samples on the morning of May 25th.

Applicants from academia, government, and industry from all countries are welcome. The registration deadline is Friday, April 26, 2013. To register, please visit: www.conf.purdue.edu/cheng.

Sponsored by Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Bindley Bioscience Center, Center for Cancer Research, European Cooperation in Science and Technology, Olympus USA, Coherent, and Spectra-Physics.