W.E. Moerner — Panel

Noble Laureate

Event Date: February 26, 2020
Speaker: W.E. Moerner | Stanford University, Harry S. Mosher Professor
Speaker Affiliation: Stanford University
Sponsor: Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Time: 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Location: MJIS 2001
Contact Name: Maria Longoria-Littleton
Contact Phone: +1 765 49-40015
Contact Email: mlongori@purdue.edu
Priority: Yes
School or Program: College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
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Frontiers of Optical Microscopy for Human Health

William E. MoernerAbstract

Since the first description of a cell in Robert Hooke’s Micrographia 350 years ago, microscopy has played a pivotal role in understanding the rules of life. With the ongoing revolution in imaging methods and microscopy technologies, scientists can now begin to visualize the inner workings of cells and biomolecules at unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution. As we move forward to develop the next generation of optical microscopy methods, what are the technology frontiers to watch for in next generation optical methods? What is the role of data science, AI/ML on optical microscopy? What would be the role of single-molecule detection? Where would it make the most impact? How do we leverage this unique single photon source in the context of a cell? Finally, what can we do with this new found capacity of observation for human health? Please join us for a panel discussion with Professor William E. Moerner.



Chris Rochet, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology


  • Fang Huang, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

  • Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, Marta E. Gross Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

  • W. E. Moerner, Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor by courtesy of Applied Physics

  • Garth Simpson, Professor of Analytical and Physical Chemistry

  • Kevin Webb, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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