Biomedical Applications of NIR Fluorescence
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
1:00 PM Room: 207B

Organizers:
Gabor Patonay, Georgia State University

Speakers:
1:00 PMDiagnosis to Therapy: Applications of Cyanine Based NIR Optical Probes, Nisha Padhye
1:20 PMGUMBOS: A New Breed of Tunable Materials, Isiah Warner
1:40 PMTumor Imaging with NIR Molecular Probes, Samuel Achilefu
2:00 PMDesign and Synthesis of New NIR Fluorescence Probes for [i]In vivo[/i] Imaging, Kenjiro Hanaoka
2:20 PMRecess
2:35 PMBiomedical Applications of Near Infrared Fluorescence from Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Michael Strano
2:55 PMA Boronic Acid-Functionalized Squarylium Cyanine Dye Designed for On-Capillary Labeling of Gram-Positive Bacteria in CE-LIF, Shingo Saito
3:15 PMNIR Fluorescence Imaging of Human Lymphatic Disease, I-Chih Tan
3:35 PMSpectroscopy of Near-Infrared Dye – Biomolecule Interactions, Gabor Patonay


Overview:
The use of NIR dyes in chemistry, biology and medicine has skyrocketed throughout the last few years. Since the NIR region is inherently a region of low interference, it is well suited for techniques using high complexity samples and in vivo applications. NIR fluorescence affords low scattering cross sections and significantly reduced autofluorescence that is especially important in dealing with a biological sample. This symposium covers several novel NIR fluorescence applications in the biomedical and chemical field in a comprehensive manner where conference attendees not only can explore the basic science behind this important area but new applications as well. The presenting authors are well known experts in NIR fluorescence representing both academia and industry. The attendees can learn about new dye structures as well as cutting edge applications including NIR dye interactions with biomolecules and in vivo imaging. The symposium is useful not only to researchers but also to instrument developers who can learn about new instrument needs.