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SPIE Translational Biophotonics event news and photos


SPIE Translational Biophotonics

19-20 May 2014
Houston, Texas, USA


BRC Event Venue:
BioScience Research Collaborative, Rice University

SPIE Translational Biophotonics was held beneath sunny skies in Houston on Monday and Tuesday 19-20 May. Symposium Chair Tomasz Tkaczyk, Rice University, welcomed a group of over 100 participants to the inaugural event, held in the Rice BioScience Research Collaborative.

Featured topics by the 19 invited speakers included a special focus on clinical applications, imaging, and diagnostics, with a recurrent theme of providing new tools that reduce invasive methods and improve outcomes for patients, both in developed and emerging economies.

Following a poster preview session featuring select poster presenters, the poster session and reception included 40 presentations by local and international researchers.

Speakers and a panel discussion also focused on the mechanics of successful translation to clinical applications, and meeting participants were able to tour a select group of labs housed within the facility.

BioScience Research Collaborative sculpture Arriving at the BioScience Research Collaborative
Tomasz Tkaczyk welcome Opening remarks by Symposium Chair Tomasz Tkaczyk
SPIE Translational Biophotonics attendees Participants visit after the morning sessions
Lunch in the courtyard: SPIE Translational Biophotonics attendees Lunch in the courtyard
Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Tomasz Tkaczyk Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Tomasz Tkaczyk