The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
6 - 11 March 2021
Conference BO603
Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XVIII
Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
26 August 2020

Author Notification:
2 November 2020

Manuscript Due Date:
16 February 2020

Additional Conference Information
Call for
The goal of this conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for state-of-the-art methods and instrumentation related to the new research area of plasmonics and related nanosystems and their applications in biology and medicine. Plasmonics refers to the investigation, development and applications of enhanced electromagnetic properties of metallic nanostructures. The term plasmonics is derived from plasmons, which are the quanta associated with longitudinal waves propagating in matter through the collective motion of large numbers of electrons. Incident light irradiating these surfaces excites conduction electrons in the metal, and induces excitation of surface plasmons leading to enormous electromagnetic enhancement.

A forum that integrates interdisciplinary research and development is critically needed for scientists, engineers, and clinical providers to present the most recent advances in instrumentation and methods as well as biomedical applications in the new field of plasmonics in biology and medicine.

The focus is on the following topics:
  • properties of metallic nanostructures
  • nanophotonics systems
  • plasmonics-based sensors
  • surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensing systems
  • surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and biomedical applications
  • surface-enhanced luminescence (SEL) and biomedical applications
  • bioprobes and nanoprobes
  • nanosensors
  • nanoarchitectures and nanooptics
  • fabrications of nanostructured substrates
  • spectroscopies related to plasmonics
  • single-molecule spectroscopy
  • single-molecule manipulation
  • single-cell analysis
  • cellomics using nanoparticle technology
  • metallonomics detection using plasmonics
  • nanosystems for drug delivery
  • metal nanoparticle contrast agents for medical diagnostics
  • photonic atoms
  • metal-enhanced fluorescence MEF
  • surface plasmon-coupled emission SPCE.
Conference Committee
Conference Chairs
Program Committee
Program Committee continued...
  • Jiri Homola, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
  • Joseph R. Lakowicz, Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine (United States)
  • Laura Maria Lechuga, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) (Spain)
  • Martin Maiwald, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (Germany)
  • Shuming Nie, Emory Univ. (United States)
  • Sang-Hyun Oh, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
  • Jürgen Popp, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
  • Wei-Chuan Shih, Univ. of Houston (United States)
  • P. James Schuck, Columbia Univ. (United States)
  • Bernd Sumpf, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (Germany)
  • Richard P. Van Duyne, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Back to Top
Sign in to read the full article
Create a free SPIE account to get access to
premium articles and original research
Forgot your username?