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Frontiers in Biological Fluorescence 2016

A symposium celebrating Enrico Gratton's 70th birthday and 30 years of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics.

Friday, September 30, 2016
University of California, Irvine

Sponsored by Chroma Technology Corp., ISS Inc., Carl Zeiss Inc., Hamamatsu Photonics, Globals Software, the UCI Samueli School of Engineering, and the UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Topics on the agenda:

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

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Agenda Calendar

Friday, September 30, 2016

  • 08:00 – Registration and Buffet Breakfast.
  • 08:30-08:40Bill Mantulin: Welcome.
  • Keynote Speech
  • 08:40-09:20Rick Horwitz (Executive Director, Allen Institute for Brain Science): The Allen Institute for Cell Science: a next step in the post genomic era.
  • Session 1: Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Chair: David Piston
  • 09:20-09:40Peter So (Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology): High throughput structured-light spectral-resolved image cytometry.
  • 09:40-10:00Gerard Marriott (Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley): Engineering human platelets for tumour-targeted in vivo imaging and drug-delivery.
  • 10:00-10:20Moshe Levi (School of Medicine, Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado): My 26 years with Enrico: from cuvette to microscopy: from high resolution single molecule imaging in physiology to tissue imaging for pathophysiology.
  • 10:20-10:40Sergey Tetin (Abbott Laboratories, Diagnostics Division, Core R&D Biotechnology)): Expanding innovative fluorescence techniques in applied research and technology.
  • 10:40 – Break.
  • Session 2: NIR Optical Spectroscopy
  • Chair: Bruce Tromberg
  • 11:00-11:20Sergio Fantini (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts Univeristy): Coherent hemodynamics spectroscopy: another example of the power of phasors.
  • 11:20-11:40Gabriele Gratton (Division of Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Human brain physiology revealed with diffuse optical imaging.
  • 11:40-12:00Chen Yuan Dong (Department of Physics, National Taiwan University): Nonlinear optical imaging of cornea: potentials in clinical disease diagnosis and the understanding of corneal physiology.
  • 12:00 – Lunch.
  • Session 3: Fluorescence Microscopy and Dynamics
  • Chair: Francesco Cutrale
  • 13:30-13:50Kandice Tanner (Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute): Real time visualization of organ colonization in the Danio rerio.
  • 13:50-14:10Elizabeth Hinde (Single Molecule Science, University of New South Wales, Australia): Biophysics of nuclear organisation.
  • 14:10-14:30Michelle Digman (Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine): Protein dynamics events, moments in history, and actions leading to spatial location of the proteins at every instant in time.
  • 14:30-14:50Joachim Mueller and Yan Chen (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota): Looking on the bright side of fluorescence: our journey with Enrico.
  • 14:50 – Break.
  • Session 3 continued: Fluorescence Microscopy and Dynamics
  • Chair: Beniamino Barbieri
  • 15:10-15:30Sua Myong (Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University): Untangling the DNA knots: G-quadruplex unfolding mechanism revealed by single molecule fluorescence.
  • 15:30-15:50Chiara Stringari (Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences, Ecole Polytechnique, France): Efficient multicolor two-photon imaging of endogenous fluorophores in live tissues by wavelength mixing.
  • Plenary Talk
  • 15:50-16:10David Piston (Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University in St Louis): FCS of protein-protein interactions, only 20 years behind the LFD.
  • Keynote Speech
  • 16:10-16:50David Jameson (Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Hawaii): Photons, frequencies and phasors: forty years of fluorescence with Enrico.
  • Gift Presentation and Response
  • 16:50-17:20Enrico Gratton (Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine): Response.
  • 17:20 – Conclusion of the meeting.


The symposium dinner will be held at the University Club starting at 7:00 PM.

The keynote spaker will be David W. Piston, Washington University in St. Louis.

The cost of the dinner has been subsidized at $25 per head. Child meals are available at $12.95 for children 12 and under. Please sign up and pay for the dinner before September 23, 2016.


The Atrium Hotel near the Orange County airport has availability on September 29-October 1, 2016. It offers the UCI rate of $114, including breakfast for (2) and complimentary self parking, for attendees of the Frontiers in Biological Fluorescence symposium. Guests can call reservations at 1-800-854-3012 or book online at with the Group Code: UCI.


Phone: +1‑949‑824‑7085 (between 8 AM - 4 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday)
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Frontiers Symposium 2016
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University of California, Irvine
Biomedical Engineering Department
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Irvine, CA 92697-2715