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Journal of Biomedical Optics Special Section Calls for Papers

To submit a manuscript for consideration in a Special Section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the Online Submission SystemLeaving site. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. Authors who pay the voluntary page charges will receive the benefit of open access.  

View the list of special sections that have already been published on the SPIE Digital Library.

Calls for Papers:

Protein Photonics for Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation: Honoring Prof. Osamu Shimomura, a Pioneer of Photonics for Biomedical Research

Optical Medical Imaging Standards

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Photoacoustic Tomography and Fiber-Based Lasers and Supercontinuum Sources

Polarized Light for Biomedical Applications

Tissue and Blood Optical Clearing for Biomedical Applications

Clinical Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging

Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside


October 2015

Protein Photonics for Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation: Honoring Prof. Osamu Shimomura, a Pioneer of Photonics for Biomedical Research

Editors:

Katsumasa Fujita
Osaka University
Department of Applied Physics
2-1 Yamadaoka Suita, 565-0871 Japan
E-mail: fujita@ap.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp

Takeharu Nagai
Osaka University
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
Department of Biomolecular Science and Engineering
Mihogaoka 8-1, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 Japan
E-mail: ng1@sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp

Nathan Shaner
The Scintillon Institute
6404 Nancy Ridge Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121 USA
E-mail: nathanshaner@scintillon.org

Alexander Egner
Laser-Lab Göttingen eV
Optical Nanoscopy
Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 1
Goettingen 37077, Germany
E-mail: alexander.egner@llg-ev.de

Call for Papers: In 1962, Professor Osamu Shimomura discovered the protein aequorin and the green fluorescent protein in a jellyfish Aequorea victoria. He isolated those proteins at the Friday Harbor Laboratories of the University of Washington to explore the curious question, "Why do jellyfish emit light?" His discovery has been combined with genetic engineering and has brought us an invaluable tool for biological research. Based on his discovery, Prof. Shimomura was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP.

In many scenes in current biology, fluorescent proteins have been utilized to visualize target proteins and structures in live cells and tissues. The usage of fluorescent proteins is not limited to labeling, but can also be used as reporters of intracellular environments such as ions and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) concentrations, pH, and temperature. In combination with fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) or fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) techniques, fluorescent proteins even allow us to trace the molecular-level dynamics of protein structures in live cells.

Recently, chemiluminescence, which was Prof. Shimomura's main research interest, became available to image intracellular targets even without light illumination. The discovery of fluorescent protein thus gave us the idea of using light-protein interactions for biological research. For example, optogenetics can manipulate cell and animal activities by light-induced conformational changes of rhodopsin.

In honor of Prof. Osamu Shimomura's ground-breaking contribution to biomedical photonics, we organize a special section in the Journal of Biomedical Optics on protein photonics for imaging, sensing, and manipulation.

This special section will cover research papers about photonics using light-protein interactions for live cell and animal imaging, sensing, manipulation, and related techniques. We encourage submission of original research works inspired by Prof. Shimomura's discovery and the nature of fluorescent proteins, especially in the following topics:

  • Microscopy and endoscopy
  • Spectroscopy
  • Optical sensing
  • Fluorescent protein
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Optogenetics.

Closed for submissions.

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December 2015

Optical Medical Imaging Standards

Guest Editors:

David W. Allen

David W. Allen
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Sensor Science Division, MS 8443
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899
E-mail: dwallen@nist.gov

Maritoni Litorja

Maritoni Litorja
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Sensor Science Division, MS 8443
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899
E-mail: maritoni.litorja@nist.gov

Jeeseong Hwang

Jeeseong Hwang
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division, MS 815.00
325 Broadway
Boulder, Colorado 80305
E-mail: jeeseong.hwang@nist.gov

Call for Papers: Optical medical imaging promises to change the way medicine is practiced by providing rapid, low-cost, noninvasive diagnostics and treatment monitoring. This field has made steady progress over the last two decades at the research bench and is now beginning to benefit patients. The translation of optical medical devices depends on the use of standards for verification and validation. In many cases there are no relevant existing standards and researchers have to create them in conjunction with the device development. This includes but is not limited to optical coherence tomography (OCT), fluorescence imaging, confocal imaging, hyperspectral imaging, and photoacoustic imaging. This call for papers is focused on the need for standards and proposed solutions to those needs. The special section is intended to highlight work presented at the NIST Optical Medical Imaging Workshop 2014. Submissions from nonparticipants of the workshop are also encouraged.

Topics appropriate to this special section include:

  • Calibration methods
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Traceability
  • Physical, digital, and virtual phantoms
  • Verification/validation methods
  • Performance metrics
  • Clinical outcomes in relationship to instrument performance
  • Best practices
  • Image analysis algorithms.

Closed for submissions.

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June 2016

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Photoacoustic Tomography and Fiber-Based Lasers and Supercontinuum Sources

Guest Editors:

Stefan Andersson-Engels
Lund University
Department of Physics
Box 118
Lund, Sweden
E-mail: stefan.andersson-engels@fysik.lth.se

Peter E. Andersen
Technical University of Denmark
Department of Photonics Engineering
Frederiksborgveg 399
Roskilde, Denmark
E-mail: peta@fotonik.dtu.dk

Call for Papers: Every second year, an international graduate summer school is held on The Island of Ven in Sweden, organized between Lund University in Sweden and the Technical University of Denmark (www.biop.dk/biophotonics15/). At the school, 60 graduate students and postdocs from all over the world participate. When applying for admission into the school, students submit a three-page summary of their research, and they are selected on the basis of their summary. This call for papers reflects core topics of the school and highlights the field of photoacoustic tomography.

Photoacoustic tomography has been developed for in vivo early-cancer detection and functional or molecular imaging by physically combining nonionizing electromagnetic and ultrasonic waves. Unlike ionizing x-ray radiation, nonionizing electromagnetic waves, e.g., optical waves, pose no health hazard and reveal new contrast mechanisms. Unfortunately, electromagnetic waves in the nonionizing spectral region do not penetrate biological tissue in straight paths as x-rays do. Consequently, high-resolution tomography based on nonionizing electromagnetic waves alone is limited to superficial imaging within approximately one optical transport mean-free path of the surface of scattering biological tissue. Ultrasonic imaging, on the other hand, provides good image resolution but has strong speckle artifacts as well as poor contrast in early-stage tumors. Ultrasound-mediated imaging modalities that combine electromagnetic and ultrasonic waves can synergistically overcome the above limitations. In photoacoustic computed tomography, a pulsed broad laser beam illuminates the biological tissue to generate a small but rapid temperature rise, which leads to emission of ultrasonic waves due to thermoelastic expansion. Endogenous optical contrast can be used to quantify the concentration of total hemoglobin, the oxygen saturation of hemoglobin, and the concentration of melanin. Melanoma and other tumors have been imaged in vivo. Exogenous optical contrast can be used to provide molecular imaging and reporter gene imaging.

Areas of interest for this special section include, but are not limited to:

  • photoacoustic tomography or microscopy
  • optical coherence tomography: light sources, systems, and applications
  • coherent Raman scattering microscopy
  • biomedical imaging: systems and applications
  • photodynamic therapy
  • tissue optics
  • optical trapping and manipulation, and their applications in biophotonics
  • lasers (including fiber-based) and their biomedical applications
  • supercontinuum sources.

Submissions are due 15 October 2015.

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July 2016

Polarized Light for Biomedical Applications

Guest Editors:

Igor Meglinski
University of Oulu
Laboratory of Opto-Electronics and Measurement Techniques
P.O. Box 4500
Oulu, FI-90014, Finland
E-mail: igor.meglinski@oulu.fi

Tatiana Novikova
École Polytechnique
Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et Couches Minces
91128 Palaiseau, France
E-mail: tatiana.novikova@polytechnique.edu

Jessica C. Ramella-Roman
Florida International University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
and
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
E6 2610, 10555 W. Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33174, USA
E-mail: jramella@fiu.edu

Valery V. Tuchin
Saratov State University
Physics Department
and
Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control of the RAS
Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics
Saratov, Russia
E-mail: tuchinvv@mail.ru

Call for Papers: Polarization is one of the most salient features of light, even more so than its spectral or coherence properties. Imaging and diagnostics modalities that utilize light polarization could translate into fast, accurate, and highly sensitive techniques for probing structures of living cells, detecting cancer and stage of disease, screening abnormalities in tissue morphology, and other possibilities. The aim of this special section is to present current state-of-the-art approaches in this fast-growing research area, focusing on advances in polarized light diagnostics and imaging; physical, mathematical, and computational foundations; innovative optical designs; and clinical, preclinical, and laboratory applications.

The key topical areas include:

  • Tissue polarimetry
  • Polarization-based biomedical imaging
  • Polarized light microscopy techniques
  • Cancer diagnosis and tissue characterization
  • Tissue biopsy
  • Imaging of skin: surface and subsurface effects
  • Polarized light scattering
  • Mueller-matrix approaches
  • Birefringence measurement and birefringence imaging
  • Analysis of spatial and temporal phase variations, orbital angular momentum
  • Light-tissue interactions
  • Monte Carlo modeling of polarized light propagation in turbid tissue-like scattering media
  • Coherent backscattering of polarized light
  • Polarized fluorescence and autofluorescence and polarization-based spectroscopy
  • Novel polarization-based devices and methods, including polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography.

Manuscripts due 1 October 2015.

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August 2016

Tissue and Blood Optical Clearing for Biomedical Applications

Guest Editors:

Dan Zhu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics
1037 Luoyu Lu
Wuhan 430074, China
E-mail: dawnzh@mail.hust.edu.cn

Bernard Choi
University of California, Irvine
Beckman Laser Institute
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, California 92617, USA
E-mail: choib@uci.edu

Elina Genina
Saratov State University
Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics
ul. Astrahanskaya 83
Saratov 410012, Russia
E-mail: eagenina@yandex.ru

Valery V. Tuchin
Saratov State University
Physics Department
and
Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control of the RAS
Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics
Saratov 410012, Russia
E-mail: tuchinvv@mail.ru

Call for Papers: Advanced optical methods combined with various contrast agents pave the way towards study of molecules, cells, tissue structure, and function of tissues in vivo or in vitro. However, the high scattering of turbid biological tissues limits the penetration of visible and near-infrared light. The image blurs, and both the imaging resolution and contrast decrease as light propagates deeper into the tissue. In 2008, the Journal of Biomedical Optics published a Special Section on Optical Clearing of Tissue and Cells that included 13 research articles, guest edited by Valery Tuchin, Ruikang K. Wang, and Alvin T. Yeh. During the past years, there has been enormous progress in tissue optical clearing.

In order to find more optimal optical clearing agents (OCAs), the mechanisms of tissue optical clearing have been carefully investigated from the tissue to the molecular level. Various physical methods or chemical-penetration enhancers were used to enhance the delivery of OCAs into tissue in order to improve the tissue optical-clearing efficacy, demonstrating great potential for enhanced optical imaging performance both in vivo and in vitro. In addition, tissue optical clearing has great potential for laser therapy and surgery.

A new special section in the Journal of Biomedical Optics will highlight these achievements. We solicit papers that report on major developments and applications in the field of tissue optical clearing and have a significant impact both in vitro and in vivo. This includes mechanisms of tissue optical clearing, innovative tissue optical clearing methods, and applications for in vitro and in vivo studies, etc.

We encourage submission of original research works and review papers, especially on the following topics:

  • Mechanisms of tissue optical clearing (immersion, thermal, and mechanical)
  • Innovative tissue optical clearing methods and agents
  • Tissue optical clearing for in vitro cellular and subcellular imaging (brain, musculoskeletal system, tumor, etc.) 
  • Tissue optical clearing for in vivo imaging (OCT, confocal, multiphoton, Raman, CARS, NIRS, photoacoustic, etc.) 
  • Optical clearing of blood and blood-flow-enhanced imaging
  • Toxicity and reversibility at optical clearing 
  • Tissue and blood optical clearing for clinical applications; innovative clinical protocols.

Manuscripts due 30 November 2015.

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September 2016

Clinical Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging

Guest Editors:

Marco Ferrari
University of L'Aquila
Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Via Vetoio, 67100, L'Aquila, Italy
E-mail: marco.ferrari@univaq.it

Joseph P. Culver
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
4525 Scott Avenue
Campus Box 8225
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
E-mail: culverj@wustl.edu

Yoko Hoshi
Hamamatsu University
School of Medicine Medical Photonics Research Center
Department of Biomedical Optics
1-20-1 Handayama, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu
Shizuoka 431-3192, Japan
E-mail: hoshi-yk@igakuken.or.jp

Heidrun Wabnitz
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Department of Biomedical Optics
Abbestr. 2-12, 10587 Berlin, Germany
E-mail: heidrun.wabnitz@ptb.de

Call for Papers: The Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) was founded in 1996. In the fourth issue of 1996 and in the first issue of 1997, JBO published a Special Section on Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging of Tissues, guest edited by Marco Ferrari, David T. Delpy, and David A. Benaron. The special section included 12 articles. In 2016, JBO will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and there has been enormous progress in this field. A new Special Section on Clinical Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging in JBO and a parallel special section in the new SPIE journal Neurophotonics will highlight these achievements.

We solicit papers that report on major developments and applications in different fields of clinical near-infrared spectroscopy and imaging that have a significant impact on diagnosis and treatment of diseases and promotion of health. This includes near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) instrumentation that offers reduced health-care costs, portability, increased sensitivity, resolution and/or specificity in disease diagnostics, higher patient comfort, better quality of life, etc.

We encourage submission of original research works especially in the following topics:

  • Advances in technology and instrumentation
  • Multimodal imaging: NIRS combined with other techniques
  • Novel approaches to NIRS data analysis
  • Near-infrared diffuse optical tomography (DOT), fluorescence DOT (FDOT)
  • Tissue oximetry: brain, muscle, other organs
  • Detection of brain lesions: hematoma and edema
  • Perfusion monitoring: diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS), indocyanine green (ICG) bolus tracking
  • Functional NIRS: neurodevelopment, cognitive studies, aging, psychiatric disorders, etc.
  • Optical imaging and spectroscopy of breast cancer: diagnosis and therapy monitoring
  • Novel applications: detection of skin disorders, arthritis, etc.

Authors submitting papers with a focus on the brain are encouraged to submit to a parallel special section in Neurophotonics that will run concurrently with JBO and with the same guest editors.

Manuscripts due 1 December 2015.

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October 2016

Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside

Guest Editors:

Amir Gandjbakhche
National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
9 Memorial Drive, B1-E11
Bethesda, Mayland 20814
E-mail: gandjbaa@mail.nih.gov

Bruce Tromberg
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic
Laser Microbeam and Medical Program
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, California 92617
E-mail: bjtrombe@uci.edu

Israel Gannot
The Johns Hopkins University
Whiting School of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
and
Tel-Aviv University
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
69978 Tel-Aviv, Israel
E-mail: gannot@eng.tau.ac.il

Jana M. Kainerstorfer
Tufts University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
4 Colby Street
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
E-mail: jana.kainerstorfer@tufts.edu

Fatima Chowdhry
National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
9 Memorial Drive, B1-E11
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
E-mail: fatima.chowdhry@nih.gov

Call for Papers: Embarking on a new era of optical imaging techniques that move from bench to bedside at an extremely rapid rate, the 8th Inter-Institute Workshop on Optical Diagnostics and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside, held at NIH 24-25 September 2015, falls within the same year that UNESCO deemed the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. The Journal of Biomedical Optics and Neurophotonics will jointly host special sections devoted to all aspects of bringing optical imaging technology from the desktop, where quantitative theories are devised; to the bench, where the instrumentation is designed and tested; and to the bedside, where performance is validated in a demanding clinical setting. Quantification of intrinsic chromophores, scattering properties, and targeted probes provide valuable functional information for diagnosing disease and monitoring therapies. With these advances, optical methods have become critical tools for translational research and studying the fundamental molecular origins of disease processes—from photonic studies of nanoscale interactions to ultrahigh resolution microscopy.

The 8th Inter-Institute Workshop on Optical Diagnostics and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside will be dedicated to the work and legacy of Charles H. Townes, the American Nobel Prize-winning physicist and inventor, who passed away earlier this year on 27 January 2015. Dr. Townes and his colleagues at Columbia University invented the maser in 1953 (which is an acronym for "microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation"). He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964, along with Nicolay G. Basov and Aleksandr M. Prokhorov, on work that lead to the inception of the maser.

Both special sections in the Journal of Biomedical Optics and Neurophotonics are focused on translational research, bringing optical methods from the bench to the bedside. The call for papers is open to everyone, including those who did not attend the workshop. We encourage submission of original research works on the following topics to the Journal of Biomedical Optics:

  • Advances in technology and instrumentation
  • Diagnostic and translational imaging
  • Monitoring of disease
  • Image-guided intervention/surgery
  • Minimally invasive technologies
  • Microcirculation
  • Molecular probes and targets.

Papers that focus on optogenetics, functional imaging with near-infrared spectroscopy, traumatic brain injury, multimodel imaging of cerebral function, or detection and monitoring of brain lesions should be submitted to Neurophotonics.

Manuscripts due 15 October 2015.

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Published Special Sections:

Quantitative Phase Imaging in Biomedicine (November 2015)
Guest Editors: Gabriel Popescu and YongKeun Park

Light for Life: International Year of Light 2015 (June 2015)
Guest Editors: Rainer Leitgeb, Katarina Svanberg, Nimmi Ramanujam, Jürgen Popp, and Peter Andersen

Special Section on Laser Applications in Life Sciences (May 2015)
Guest Editors: Alexander V. Priezzhev, Herbert Schneckenburger, and Valery V. Tuchin

Vibrational Spectroscopy and Imaging (November 2014)
Guest Editors: Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Michael D. Morris, and Wolfgang Petrich

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Materials for Applications in Biophotonics (October 2014)
Guest Editors: Bahman Anvari, Pablo del Pino, Vikas Kundra, and Wolfgang Parak

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Optical Coherence Tomography and Biomolecular Imaging with Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy (July 2014)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Nanobio-Based Optical Sensing and Imaging (May 2014)
Guest Editors: Min-Gon Kim, Woo Keun Song, Kun Ho Lee, and Bahman Anvari

Optical Coherence Tomography and Interferometry: Advanced Engineering and Biomedical Applications (February 2014)
Guest Editors: Valery V. Tuchin, Kirill V. Larin, and Alex Vitkin

Advanced Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (January 2014)
Guest Editors: Chi-Kuang Sun, Arthur Chiou, Fu-Jen Kao, Chien Chou, and Chen-Yuan Dong

Special Section on Optical Elastography and Measurement of Tissue Biomechanics (December 2013)
Guest Editors: Ruikang K. Wang, David D. Sampson, Stephen A. Boppart, and Brendan F. Kennedy

Optical Imaging, Sensing, and Light Interactions in Cells and Tissues (November 2013)
Guest Editors: Natan T. Shaked, Shy Shoham, Bruce J. Tromberg, and Israel Gannot

Special Section on Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Honoring Prof. Roger Tsien, a Pioneer in Biomedical Optics (October 2013)
Guest Editors: Vasilis Ntziachristos, Samuel Achilefu, Yingxiao Peter Wang, and Michael Lin

Optical Methods of Imaging in the Skin (June 2013)
Guest Editor: Jürgen Lademann

Multiphoton Microscopy: Technical Innovations, Biological Applications, and Clinical Diagnostics (March 2013)
Guest Editors: Paul J. Campagnola, Chen-Yuan Dong, Karsten Koenig, Jerome Mertz, Peter T. C. So, Chris Xu

Laser Technologies for Biomedical Applications (October 2012)
Guest Editors: Ekaterina Borisova, Herbert Schneckenburger, Alexander Priezzhev

Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside (August 2012)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche, Jana M. Kainerstorfer, and Bruce Tromberg

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Optical Coherence Tomography and Medical Imaging Using Diffuse Optics (July 2012)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Photoacoustic Imaging and Sensing (June 2012)
Guest Editors: Mark A. Anastasio and Paul C. Beard

Endomicroscopy Technologies and Biomedical Applications (February 2012)
Guest editors: Xingde Li and Warren S. Grundfest

FRET at 65 (January 2012)
Guest editors: Ammasi Periasamy, Steven S. Vogel, and Robert M. Clegg

Hard-Tissue Optics and Related Methods (July 2011)
Guest editors: Daniel Fried, Andreas Mandelis, and Michael Morris

Photonics and Nanotechnology in Biophysics and Biomedical Research (May 2011)
Guest editors: Bahman Anvari, Raoul Kopelman, and Luke P. Lee

Coherent Raman Imaging Techniques and Biomedical Applications (February 2011)
Guest editors: Eric O. Potma, Ji-Xin Cheng, and X. Sunney Xie

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Michael Feld (January 2011)
Guest Editors: Ramachandra Dasari, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Andrew Berger

Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside (November/December 2010)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche, Bruce Tromberg, and Jana Maria Kainerstorfer

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Prof. Tayyaba Hasan (September/October 2010)
Guest Editors: Brian W. Pogue, Georges A. Wagnieres, and Lothar D. Lilge

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Photodynamic Therapy and Optical Micromanipulation for Biophotonics (July/August 2010)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing (March/April 2010)
Guest Editors: Lihong V. Wang and Alexander A. Oraevsky

Optical Methods in Vascular Biology and Medicine (January/February 2010)
Guest Editors: Bernard Choi, Brett Bouma, Dai Fukumura, and Rakesh K. Jain

Nanophotonics for Diagnostics, Protection, and Treatment of Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases (March/April 2009)
Guest Editors: Valery V. Tuchin, Rebekah Drezek, Shuming Nie, and Vladimir P. Zharov

Selected Topics in Biophotonics: Diffuse Optics and Optical Molecular Imaging (July/August 2008)
Guest Editors: Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen

Visible Fluorescent Proteins (May/June 2008)
Guest Editors: Alberto "Alby" Diaspro and Ammasi Periasamy


Optical Clearing of Tissues and Cells (March/April 2008)
Guest Editors: Valery V. Tuchin, Ruikang K. Wang, and Alvin T. Yeh

Small-Animal Optical Imaging (January/February 2008)
Guest Editors: Vasilis Ntziachristos, Joseph P. Culver, and Bradley W. Rice

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Honoring F.F. Jobsis (November/December 2007)
Guest Editors: David T. Delpy, Marco Ferrari, Claude A. Piantadosi, and Mamoru Tamura

Optical Diagnostic Imaging from Bench to Bedside (September/October 2007)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche and Abby Vogel

Optical Coherence Tomography in Ophtalmology (July/August 2007)
Guest Editors: Wolfgang Drexler and James G. Fujimoto

Photonics in the Auditory System (March/April 2007)
Guest Editors: Bahman Anvari, William E. Brownell, Dennis M. Freeman, and Mats Ulfendahl

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Honoring Professor Ashley J. Welch (July/August 2006)
Guest Editors: E. Duco Jansen and Sohi Rastegar

Cardiovascular Photonics (March/April 2006)
Guest Editors: Laura Marcu, Guillermo J. Tearney, and Kenton W. Gregory

Optical Diagnostic Imaging from Bench to Bedside (September/October 2005)
Guest Editors: Amir Gandjbakhche and Israel Gannot

Chemical and Genetic Sensors in Biomedical Research (July/August 2005)
Guest Editors: Samuel Achilefu, Christopher H. Contag, Alexander P. Savitsky, and Ralph Weissleder

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (May/June 2005)
Guest Editors: Michael D. Morris, Andrew Berger, and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

Optics in Neuroscience (January/February 2005)
Guest Editors: David A. Boas, Ph.D. and Ron D. Frostig, Ph.D.

Optics in Breast Cancer (November 2004)
Guest Editors: Sergio Fantini, Ph.D., K. Thomas Moesta, M.D., and Brian W. Pogue, Ph.D.

Pioneers in Biomedical Optics: Prof. Watt Webb (September 2004)
Guest Editors: David W. Piston and Elliott Elson

Biomedical Optics and Women's Health (May 2004)
Guest Editors: Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Michele Follen

Optics of the Human Skin (March 2004)
Guest Editor: J. Stuart Nelson

Ophthalmic Diagnostics (January 2004)
Guest Editors: Rafat R. Ansari and J. Sebag

Multiphoton Microscopy (July 2003)
Guest Editors: Ammasi Periasamy Ph.D. and Alberto Diaspro Ph.D.

Tools for Biomolecular and Cellular Analysis (October 2002)
Guest Editors: Richard B. Thompson and Fran Ligler

Tissue Polarimetry (July 2002)
Guest Editors: Lihong V. Wang, Gerard L. Coté, and Steven L. Jacques

Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy: From Benchtop to Bedside (January 2002)
Guest Editors: Amir H. Gandjbakhche, Michael Patterson, and Michele Follen

Frontiers in Microscopy (July 2001)
Guest Editors: M. J. Booth and T. Wilson

Advances in Contrast Agents, Reporters, and Detection (April 2001)
Guest Editors: Darryl J. Bornhop, Christopher H. Contag, Kai Licha, and Catherine J. Murphy

Continuation of Special Issue Honoring Professor Britton Chance (July 2000)
Special Issue Honoring Professor Britton Chance (April 2000)
Guest Editors: Arjun G. Yodh and Bruce J. Tromberg

Medical Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (October 1999)
Guest Editors: Kazuo Okada and Takafumi Hamaoka

Photodynamic Therapy (July 1999)
Guest Editors: Piotr Ziókowski, Krzysztof Symonowicz, Beata J. Osiecka, Jerzy Rabczyski, and Jerzy Gerber

Biomedical Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging (January 1999)
Guest Editor: Michael D. Morris

Optical Diagnostics of Biological Fluids (January 1999)
Guest Editors: Alexander V. Priezzhev and Toshimitsu Asakura

Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinics (January 1999)
Guest Editors: Valery V. Tuchin, Halina Podbielska, and Christoph K. Hitzenberger

Interferometry in Biomedicine: part 2 (July 1998)
Interferometry in Biomedicine: part 1 (January 1998)
Guest Editors: Halina Podbielska, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, and Valery V. Tuchin

Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging of Tissues (October 1996)
Guest Editors: Marco Ferrari, David T. Delpy, and David A. Benaron

Light Scatter and Fluorescence of the Eye Lens (July 1996)
Guest Editor: Barbara K. Pierscionek


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