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Purdue University's 2nd Multimodal NLO Microscopy Workshop July 26-27, 2012

Weldon School to host 2nd Annual Multimodal NLO Microscopy Symposium and Workshop
One platform, many insights!
Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Multimodal NLO Microscopy Workshop taking place July 26 through 27, 2012 at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University. This is the second workshop to highlight various modalities of nonlinear optical microscopy in a one-day symposium and offer practicum workshops with state-of-the-art microscopes.

The field of optical microscopy is poised for a revolution with rapid advances in ultrafast imaging methods converging with equally rapid reductions in ultrafast femtosecond laser costs and improved stability. New interactions between light and matter arise in intense optical fields generated from ultrafast lasers, enabling new mechanisms of image contrast based on harmonics generation, coherent Raman scattering, transient absorption and others. Novel nonlinear optical (NLO) microscopes have allowed entirely new modes of imaging in studies of living cells and organisms. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in different areas of the NLO imaging community to present frontiers and challenges in the field, and to provide a platform for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to learn NLO imaging through lab practice.


July 26th

Invited Speakers 

  • Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng, Purdue University, “Label-free Spectroscopic Imaging for Biology and Medicine”
  • Prof. Marcus Cicerone, NIST, “Functional Coherent Raman Imaging using Broadband CARS”
  • Prof. Wei Min, Columbia University, “Stimulated Raman Scattering & Stimulated Emission Imaging”
  • Prof. Na Ji, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, “Adaptive Optics in NLO Microscopy”
  • Prof. Jeff Squier, Colorado School of Mines, “Differential NLO Microscopy”
  • Prof. Garth Simpson, Purdue University, “From Molecules to Micrographs: Connecting NLO Image Contrast to Molecular Properties and Local Structure”
  • Prof. Chris Xu, Cornell University, “Fiber Optics for NLO Imaging”
  • Industrial Speakers:  Kevin Jia (Olympus), Marco Arrigoni (Coherent), Arnd Kruger (Newport)

Poster Session in the afternoon

July 27th

Laboratory Training

Training topics include how to build a multimodal NLO microscope and how to apply various modalities of NLO microscopy to cells tissues and nanomaterials. 

July 28

Trainees can test their own samples in the morning.

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