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Frontiers in Biological Fluorescence 2024

A symposium celebrating Enrico Gratton's Retirement and 38 years of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics.

Friday, May 10, 2024
University of California, Irvine

Topics on the agenda:

  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • NIR optical spectroscopy imaging
  • Advances in dynamic imaging microscopy

Dates and Updates


  • For registration please compleate the form
  • Registration has no cost.


  • We will facilitate a hybrid session on Zoom to accommodate those unable to attend in person
  • We will host a in-person poster session for those who would like to present their work.
  • Free Wifi access.
  • Parking is Free.

Sponsors and Gifts

  • If you would like to send a gift or donationa to support this Symposium and other LFD activities including the workshop please visit this link.


Friday, May 10, 2024

  • For information on this year's agenda please refer to the 2016 meeting for a similar venue
  • 07:50 – Registration and Buffet Breakfast.
  • 08:25Fabio Gratton Welcome
  • 08:30David Jameson (University of Hawaii): "Lotta Dura Senza Paura".
  • Session 1:
  • Chair: Francesco Palomba
  • 08:50Moshe Levi (Georgetown University): My journey with Enrico and fluorescence.
  • 09:10Peter So (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Structured light multiphoton imaging: from high throughput neural imaging to volumetric nanofabrication.
  • 09:30Gabriele Gratton/Monica Fabiani (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign): From the heart to the brain and back
  • 09:50Suzanne Scarlata (Worcester Polytechnic Institute): A lifetime of FLIM measurements – how Enrico’s worked allowed us to discover novel signaling pathways in cells.
  • 10:10 – Break/Poster Session.
  • Session 2:
  • Chair: Lorenzo Scipioni
  • 10:30Don Lamb (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): A Gratton: The New Scientific Unit.
  • 10:50Paul Wiseman (McGill University): Get your kICS on route 66: fun with fluorescence fluctuation studies in space, time, and reciprocal space.
  • 11:10Leonel Malacrida (Institut Pasteur of Montevideo and Universidad de la Republica Uruguay): PhasorPy: a Python open-source library as SimFCS legacy for phasor analysis of FLIM and HSI data.
  • 11:30Chiara Stringari (ZOOM) (Ecole Polytechnique): Advances in label-free multiphoton imaging of living tissues.
  • 11:50Jay Knutson (ZOOM) (NIH/NHLBI): 4 Decades of Exponential growth in Exponential decay - and more to do.
  • 12:10 – Lunch/Poster Session.
  • Session 3:
  • Chair: Suman Ranjit
  • 13:30Marcia Levitus (Arizona State Univeristy): 2-Amino purine as a probe of DNA deformability in damaged DNA.
  • 13:50Laura Estrada (Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Fisica de Buenos Aires): Bridging Physics and Molecular Biology by Advanced Fluorescence Techniques: My Journey Alongside Enrico.
  • 14:10Elizabeth Hinde (University of Melbourne): Biophysics of Nuclear Architecture.
  • 14:30Jelle Hendrix (Hasselt University): Pair-correlation analysis to characterize home-built microfluidic chips.
  • 14:50 – Break/Poster Session.
  • Session 4 :
  • Chair: Belen Torrado
  • 15:20Joachim Mueller (University of Minnesota): My trials and tribulations with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.
  • 15:40Rupsa Datta (University of Wisconsin–Madison): Metabolic Remodeling in Activated Neutrophils Revealed by Autofluorescence Imaging.
  • 15:55Seth Gammon (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center): Pairing Optical with Nuclear Imaging of RONS: Concept to Human.
  • 16:10Jenu Chacko (University of Wisconsin–Madison): BioImaging North America (BINA) a network organization for imaging scientists.
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 16:25Sergio Fantini (Tufts University): Diffuse optics, Gordon, and Baggio.
  • Final Remarks
  • 16:50Michelle Digman (University of California, Irvine)
  • 17:00 – Conclusion of the meeting.


Dinner will be at 6:00 PM


The Atrium Hotel Conveniently located near the Orange County airport, The Atrium Hotel offers comfortable accommodations for our attendees. Guests can call reservations at 1-800-854-3012 or book online at with the Group Code: UCI.

The Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach. For those seeking a blend of comfort and convenience, we highly recommend the Ayres Hotel. Located at 325 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, the hotel is just a short distance from the symposium venue. Guests can enjoy a special UCI rate along with complimentary shuttle service to UCI, making your commute hassle-free. Guests can call reservations at 1-714-549-0300 or book online at with the Special UCI rate.


Phone: +1‑949‑824‑7085 (between 8 AM - 4 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday)
Facsimiles: +1-949-824-1727

Frontiers Symposium 2024
c/o Michelle Digman
University of California, Irvine
Biomedical Engineering Department
3208 Natural Sciences II
Irvine, CA 92697-2715


Francesco Cardarelli, Michelle Digman, Laura Estrada, Andre Gomes, Fabio Gratton, Elizabeth Hinde, David M Jameson, Don C. Lamb, Moshe Levi, Valeria, Levi, Leonel Malacrida, Susana Sanchez, and Belen Torrado.