The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
Conference BO201
Neural Imaging and Sensing 2020
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Abstract Due:
24 July 2019

Author Notification:
30 September 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
8 January 2020

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Conference Chairs
  • Qingming Luo, Hainan Univ. (China)
  • Jun Ding, Stanford Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
  • Ling Fu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Program Committee
  • Robert R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)
  • David A. Boas, Boston Univ. (United States)
  • Shih-Chi Chen, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
  • Yu Chen, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
  • Javier DeFelipe, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
  • Hongwei Dong, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
  • Congwu Du, Stony Brook Univ. (United States)
  • Na Ji, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)

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Submissions to this conference must include:
  • 100-word text abstract (for online program)
  • 250-word text abstract (for abstract digest)
  • 2-page extended abstract (for committee review only). The extended abstract must be submitted as a separate PDF document limited to two pages, including tables and figures. Include author names and affiliations; text; any figures, tables, or images; and sufficient data to permit committee review.

  • Genomics and proteomics have opened up an era providing new approaches and new tools for neuroscience research, particularly in optical neuroimaging. “Function follows form”, anatomic structure is the basis for understanding the brain’s function and brain diseases. Brain function depends on neuronal networks and so from a systems biology perspective, should be studied not only the neuron level, but also at the neuronal networks and system levels. Optical imaging can now be applied at multiple levels from gene to molecular, from cellular to tissue and from organ to system levels to yield critical information bridging molecular structure and physiological function.

    The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for scientists, clinicians, engineers and manufacturers to report current developments and to discuss future opportunities for optical stimulating, modulating, manipulating, detecting, or imaging the brain or neural circuits at the gene, molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, or system level, in physiology and anatomy.

    Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Novel optical neuroimaging and sensing
    • high resolution optical imaging of synaptic physiology, in vivo and/or in vitro neural circuits and networks
    • diffusion, fluorescence and polarization spectroscopies, optical coherence tomography, Doppler, photo acoustics, speckle, or optical intrinsic signal imaging for brain cortex activity and neurovascular physiology
    • functional near-infrared imaging (fNIRI) for human brain activity, such as working memory
    • diffusive optical tomography for animal or human brain studies
    • optical imaging of brain-wide neuroanatomical architecture or connectivity
    • in vivo fiber-based imaging.

    Brain models and biomarkers
    • brain models and specimen preparation including mouse, treeshrew, marmoset, monkey, or human brain
    • optical reporters, markers, dyes, nanoparticles, and molecular probes for brain models or neuronal circuits Image processing and visualization
    • segmentation, identification and visualization of brain-wide dataset
    • multimodal imaging integrating structural and functional information.
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