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Sunday November 25

Time  

17.00 - 18.00

Registration
Karma Rottnest Reception Lobby
18.00 - 19.30 Dinner
Riva Restaurant
  Evening Session
Karma Conference Centre
Chair: Prof David Sampson
19.40 - 20.10 Visualising Mechanics of Epithelial Growth and Folding
Prof Xavier Trepat, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain

20.10 - 20.40

Wider, Faster, Deeper: New Directions for Wide Field Imaging
Prof Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews, UK

Monday November 26

Time  
  Morning Session 1
Karma Conference Centre
Chair: A/Prof Giuliano Scarcelli
8.15 - 8.45 Long-Term and Reference-Free Measurements of Cellular Forces
Prof Malte Gather, University of St Andrews, UK
8.45 - 9.15 Optical Sensing of Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation
A/Prof Seemantini Nadkarni, Harvard Medical School, USA
9.15 - 9.45 Probing the Mechanical Properties of Living Organisms at High-Resolution using Light
Dr Robert Prevedel, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
9.45 - 10.15 Interpretation of Brillouin Light Scattering Measurements in Biological Samples
Dr Kareem Elsayad, Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities, Austria
10.15 - 10.30 Morning Tea
  Morning Session 2
Karma Conference Centre
Chairs: Prof Kishan Dholakia & Prof Virgile Viasnoff
10.30 - 11.00 Image Scanning Microscopy: The New Confocal Microscope
Prof Colin Sheppard, University of Wollongong, Australia
11.00 - 11.30 New Opportunities at the Crossroads of Photoacoustics and Plasmonics
Dr Fulvio Ratto, National Research Council, Italy
11.30 - 12.00 Laser Applications of Biomaterials in Cardiac Optogenetics
Prof Alexander Heisterkamp, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
12.00 - 12.05 Group Photo
12.05 - 12.40 Lunch
12.40 -17.00

Break and Delegate Activities (Bookings Required)

Bayseeker Island Bus Tour 
Departs: 13.45 Rottnest Island Settlement Main Bus Stop 
Finishes: 15.30 Rottnest Island Settlement Main Bus Stop 

Rottnest Island: Ship Wrecks & Coral Viewing Tour 
Departs: 13.30 Fuel Jetty (in front of the Dome Cafe)
Finishes: 14.30 Fuel Jetty

17.00 - 18.00

Poster Session
Karma Poolside


Application of label-free 2-photon Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Measure Endogenous Melanin Profiles in Human Eye Melanoma 
Mr Ephrem Sitiwin, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Application of Quantum Dots for Tear Film Lipids Imaging 
Dr Maitreyee Roy, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Development of an Optical Fiber Fabry-Perot Pressure Sensor for Bio Medical Applications using Focused Ion Beam Technology 
Mrs Chalani Abeywardena, University of Nottingham, UK

Does the Selective Wavelength Filtering of Commercially Available Blue Blocking Lenses Affect Physiological Adaptation and the Recovery of Light Sensitivity to Changes in Ambient Illumination? 
Mrs Hind Alzahrani, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Early Caries Detection by Depolarisation Imaging Based on Polarisation-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography 
Mr Jonas Golde, TU Dresden, Germany

Extended Depth of Focus in all-fiber Quasi-Bessel Beam Probes: Theory and Practice 
Mr Michael Hackmann, The University of Western Australia, Australia

High-Resolution Fiber-Optic Probes for OCT using an Inverted Axicon 
Ms Gavrielle Untracht, The University of Western Australia, Australia

In Search of Shear Waves in Vitreous Humour Phantoms using Frequency Analysis on Optical Coherence Elastography Data 
Ms Magdalena Urbanska, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

In-Situ Quantification of Cellular Nuclear Mechanics with Brillouin Flow Cytometry 
Mr Jitao Zhang, University of Maryland, USA

Label Free Imaging with Super-Resolved Ptychography 
Dr Nicholas Anthony, Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia, Italy

Label Free Identification of the Granulocytes Enhanced by Machine Learning 
Mr Roopam Gupta, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Local Optic Axis Mapping in Bench-Top and Catheter-Based Polarisation-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography 
Mr Qingyun Li, The University of Western Australia, Autsralia

18.15 - 19.30  Dinner
Riva Restaurant
19.40 - 20.00 OWLS Member Assembly
Karma Conference Centre
  Plenary Session
Karma Conference Centre

Chair: Prof Stephen Morgan
20.00 - 21.00 Comprehensive Correlation Analysis (CCA) for Super-Resolution Dynamic Fingerprinting of Cellular Compartments using the Zeiss Airyscan Detector
Prof Enrico Gratton, University of California Irvine, USA
21.00 - 21.30 Spontaneous Fluctuations can help find Ligands for Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Prof Sudipta Maiti, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
President of the next OWLS Meeting

Tuesday November 27

Time  
  Morning Session 3
Karma Conference Centre
Chairs: Prof Alexander Heisterkamp​
8.15 - 8.45 Structural and Functional Imaging of Tissues with Optical Coherence Tomography/Elastography
Prof Kirill Larin, University of Houston, USA
8.45 - 9.15 Functional OCT Microscopy of the Peripheral Nerve
A/Prof Ben Vakoc, Harvard Medical School, USA
9.15 - 9.45 Polarisation and Chromatic Dispersion to Detect Early Signs of Non-Communicable Diseases using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Dr Frédérique Vanholsbeeck, University of Auckland, New Zealand
9.45 - 10.15 Retinal Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography and low-loss Adaptive Optics using a 2.8-mm beam size 
A/Prof Barry Cense, The University of Western Australia, Australia
10.15 - 10.30 Morning Tea
  Morning Session 4
Karma Conference Centre
Chair: Prof Katarina Gaus​
10.30 - 11.00 Optical Tools to Understand Eye Structure and Biomechanics
A/Prof Ian Sigal, University of Pittsburgh, USA
11.00 - 11.30 Computational Microscopy of Structural Order without Label
Dr Shalin Mehta, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, USA
11.30 - 11.50 Detection of Biofilm Formation on Coated Medical Devices for the Reduction and Interception of Bacterial Infections
Prof Stephen Morgan, University of Nottingham, UK
11.50 - 12.10 Volumetric Time-Lapse Imaging of Cell Forces with Optical Coherence Microscopy
A/Prof Steven Adie, Cornell University, USA
12.10 - 12.40 Lunch
12.40 - 17.00

Break and Delegate Activities (Bookings Required)

Bayseeker Island Bus Tour 
Departs: 13.45 Rottnest Island Settlement Main Bus Stop 
Finishes: 15.30 Rottnest Island Settlement Main Bus Stop 

Rottnest Island: Ship Wrecks & Coral Viewing Tour 
Departs: 13.30 Fuel Jetty (in front of the Dome Cafe)
Finishes: 14.30 Fuel Jetty

17.00 - 18.00

Poster Session
Karma Poolside


Long Period Grating Optical Fibre Sensors Functionalised with Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Drugs Detection 
Dr Sergiy Korposh, The University of Nottingham, UK

Multiplexing in Vivo Optical Imaging using Luminescence Lifetimes 
Dr Yiqing Lu, Macquarie University, Australia

New Opportunities at the Crossroads of Photoacoustics and Plasmonics 
Dr Fulvio Ratto, National Research Council, Italy

Nonlinear Optogenetic Stimulation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes 
Ms Maria Leilani Torres, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Imaging Cutaneous Microvasculature 
Dr Peijun Gong, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Optical Properties of the Lens are Actively Maintained by its Microcirculation System 
Dr Ehsan Vaghefi, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Polarisation-Sensitive OCT for Imaging Collagen Fiber Organisation in Human Oral Mucosa 
Dr Julia Walther, TU Dresden, Germany

Structure-Function Characterisation of Cone Photoreceptor Cells in the Human Retina 
Dr Danuta Sampson, University of Surrey, UK

Sub-Diffraction Imaging using Upconversion Nanoparticles 
Dr Martin Ploschner, Macquarie University, Australia

Ultrasound Mediation of Light-Emitting Probes to Improve Spatial Resolution in Deep Tissue Imaging
Mr Junaid Ahmad, The University of Nottingham, UK

Use of Deep Learning for Automatic Detection of Cone Photoreceptors in Flood Illumination Adaptive Optics Ophthalmoscopy 
Dr David Alonso-Caneiro, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Versatile, Monolithic Imaging Probes for Catheter-Based OCT 
Dr Karol Karnowski, The University of Western Australia and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

18.15 - 19.30 Dinner
Riva Restaurant
  Hot Poster Talks
Karma Conference Centre
Chair: A/Prof Giuliano Scarcelli
19.45 - 20.00 3D+T Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation Spectroscopy for Flow Mapping of Molecules and Organelles in Live Cells
Dr Elvis Pandzic, UNSW Sydney, Australia
20.00 - 20.15 Multiplexing in Vivo Optical Imaging using Luminescence Lifetimes
Dr Yiqing Lu, Macquarie University, Australia
20.15 - 20.30 Sub-diffraction Imaging using Upconversion Nanoparticles
Dr Martin Ploschner, Macquarie University, Australia
20.30 - 20.45 In-Situ Quantification of Cellular Nuclear Mechanics with Brillouin Flow Cytometry
Mr Jitao Zhang, University of Maryland, USA

Wednesday November 28

Time  
  Morning Session 5
Karma Conference Centre
Chairs: Prof Kirill Larin
9.00 - 9.30 Probing the Role of Tissue Biophysics in Metastasis
Dr Kandice Tanner, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA
9.30 - 10.00 From Microdishes to Optic Friendly-Microniches: 3D Micro-Environmental Control Around Single Hepatocytes to Induce Apico Basal Polarisation and Lumenogenesis
Prof Virgile Viasnoff, National University of Singapore, Singapore
10.00 - 10.15 Morning Tea
  Morning Session 6
Karma Conference Centre
Chairs: Prof David Sampson 
10.15 - 10.45 Brillouin Microscopy for Tissue and Cell Biophysics
A/Prof Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland, USA
10.45 - 11.15 T Cell Receptor Clustering: A Mechanism of Signal Transduction
Prof Katarina Gaus, University of New South Wales, Australia
11.15 - 11.45 High Content Super-Resolution Microscopy
Dr David Baddeley, University of Auckland, New Zealand
11.45 - 11.50 Conference Close and OWLS Poster Prize Announcement
11.50 Lunch

* Conference Programme is subject to change.