Xmark Media the organizers of Photonex 2015, the UK’s showcase photonics conference & exhibition has announced the programme and speakers for the meeting on Nano-Spectroscopy and Bio-Imaging. This FREE-to-attend conference will be held on Wednesday & Thursday 14th and 15th October as part of the growing two-day event at the visitor-friendly Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Significant advances in the development of optical techniques have led to an ever increasing role of photonics in the study of various problems in biological and chemical sciences, in medicine and clinical sciences.
Researchers are continually looking for better ways to analyze complex processes and photonics underpins many of the most promising approaches for medical diagnosis, drug development, therapeutic intervention and other clinical and life science applications.
The integration of technologies is the key message of the meeting. For example a user may wish to upgrade their microscope's illumination with a laser for fluorescence lifetime imaging. This meeting provides the audience with the experience to make the idea come to life with sessions designed for attendees to raise, discuss and solve problems with speakers and fellow delegates.
One of the organizing Technical Programme Committee and co-chairperson for the meeting is Dr Sumeet Mahajan, an Associate Professor in Life Science Interfaces at the University of Southampton, speaks about the meeting. “The 2015 meeting brings together the disciplines of nano-science/technology, spectroscopy and imaging. There is incredible overlap between these; definitely more than most people would realize, especially in the context of applications in biology and medicine. The interdisciplinary nature of this year's conference really excites me as I see it as the ideal opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas. It is my firm belief that the solutions to current technological/societal problems inherently require an interdisciplinary approach and also that the most exciting things happen at the interfaces of different disciplines. I hope our conference will be able to showcase these ideas and further encourage young scientists and engineers working in these areas.”
Photonex, now in its 24th year organized by Xmark Media reports on increased reservations for space for this year's exhibition with companies attending from across the globe to share their latest technology from components to complete turnkey solutions applying photonics.
Co-located with Photonex is Vacuum Expo, an event dedicated to vacuum technologies. There is significant technology overlap such as when photonics is applied for surface analysis or when fibre optics are used for securing access to the vacuum environment.