The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference 11216
Multiscale Imaging and Spectroscopy
Saturday - Sunday 1 - 2 February 2020
This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Annie Gerstl.
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Multiscale imaging and spectroscopy are increasing in popularity as groups discover they need to better link structure and function, slow and fast dynamics, physiological and molecular scales, and translational and mechanistic viewpoints. While biologist have pushed for higher resolution and faster imaging, a broader spatial or temporal context is often needed to fully characterize most complex biological systems. Additionally, as cutting-edge imaging and spectroscopy techniques acquire increasingly large data sets, there has been a drive to develop tools to visualize and identify relevant features on a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

This conference will bring together optical tool developers, basic scientists, and clinicians to present advances in multiscale imaging. Topics include the development and applications of single and multi-modality techniques that characterize biological systems over multiple temporal, spatial, or contrast scales.

Technologies include but are not limited to the following:

  • diffuse optical spectroscopy, imaging, and tomography
  • lightsheet microscopy
  • structured illumination microscopy
  • multiphoton imaging
  • optical coherence tomography
  • photoacoustic imaging
  • Raman, fluorescence, and absorption spectroscopy
  • functional and anatomical imaging
  • optical contrast agent development
  • photodynamic therapy

    Applications include, but are not limited to the following:

  • longitudinal monitoring of disease progression or therapy response
  • optical methods to assess tissue biomechanical structure and function
  • wide-field, high-resolution imaging
  • visualization and analysis of large multiscale data sets
  • multiscale views of neural activity, tumor biology, and immune response
  • integration of preclinical and clinical data sets
  • methods to integrate functional and structural optical data sets
  • fractal analysis of multiscale imaging data sets


    Judging and Requirements Presentations and manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. Candidates for the award need to be the presenting author, a full-time student, must have conducted the majority of the research presented in the paper, and must submit their manuscript by the deadline (January 2019).

    Nominations To be considered, submit your abstract online, select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker.

    The 2018 winners were Raisa Rasul, Univ. of Arkansas (United States), Best Student Paper and Syeda Tabassum, Boston Univ. (United States), Best Student Paper Runner-Up.
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