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COVID-19 and Photonics

December 10-11*, 2020 | Virtual Symposium
*Date and time varies. See scheduling

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Photonics plays an important role in coronavirus detection as well as clinical diagnosis and therapy of COVID-19 and its complications via optical sensing, spectroscopy, and imaging. For example, infrared thermography can produce a thermal map of the human skin in real time and find potentially infected persons at airports and on the street, while nanophotonic biosensors based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering can sensitively identify viruses in airborne aerosols. Moreover, photonics is an essential part of PCR testing (for diagnosis of the coronavirus) and flow cytometry (for evaluating treatment effectiveness) via fluorescence detection. This virtual symposium provides a valuable forum for researchers to share their novel findings and discuss challenges and potential solutions. Speakers and participants are encouraged to submit to the APL Photonics special topic on Coronavirus and Photonics to continue the conversation.

Conference Scheduling:

December 10, 3PM – 6PM (GMT-6), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver

December 10, 6PM – 9PM (GMT-3), Boston, New York, Miami

December 10 11 PM – Dec 11 2AM (GMT), London

December 11, 12AM – 3 AM (GMT+1), Paris, Zurich, Berlin

December 11, 4:30AM – 7:30AM (GMT+5:30), New Delhi

December 11, 7AM – 10AM (GMT+8), Beijing, Singapore

December 11, 8AM – 11AM (GMT+9), Tokyo, Seoul

December 11, 10AM – 1PM (GMT+11), Sydney

Conference Chair:

Keisuke Goda
Deputy Editor, APL Photonics
Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Technological Sciences, Wuhan University, China
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering,
University of California Los Angeles, USA

Organizing Committee:

Benjamin Eggleton
Editor-in-Chief, APL Photonics
Director – The University of Sydney Nano Institute
Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS)
School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia

Jana Kainerstorfer
Associate Professor,
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Erinn C. Brigham
Journal Manager,
AIP Publishing, USA

Session Chairs:

Chulhong Kim
Professor, Pohang University of Science and Technology,
South Korea

Wei Min
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kavli Institute for Brain Science,
Columbia University, USA

Confirmed Speakers:

Andrea Armani
Irani Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science,
University of Southern California, USA

Wei Gao
Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering,
California Institute of Technology, USA

Jana M. Kainerstorfer
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Benjamin L. Miller
Dean’s Professor of Dermatology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, and Optics, University of Rochester, USA

Cameron Myhrvold
Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Transitioning to Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology,
Princeton University in January 2021

M. Selim Ünlü
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Boston University, USA

Peter J. Unrau
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology,
Simon Fraser University, Canada