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AIP Horizons Symposium: COVID-19 and Photonics

Organized by APL Photonics

Opening Remarks – 6:00pm EST

Speaker: Keisuke Goda, Conference Chair
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

Introduction – 6:10pm EST

Speaker: Jana Kainerstorfer, Organizing Committee
Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Session 1 – 6:20-7:35pm EST

Session Chair: Wei Min
Department of Chemistry, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University, USA
Low-Cost Portable UV-C Systems
Speaker: Andrea M. Armani, Irani Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science,
University of Southern California, USA
Optical biosensors for analyzing the human response to COVID-19 and other upper respiratory infections
Speaker: Benjamin L. Miller, Dean’s Professor of Dermatology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, and Optics, University of Rochester, USA
Massively multiplexed viral nucleic acid detection with CARMEN-Cas13
Speaker: Cameron Myhrvold, Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Transitioning to Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University in January 2021

Session 2 – 7:35-9:00pm EST

Session Chair: Chulhong Kim
Professor, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
SARS-CoV-2 RapidPlex: A Graphene-based Multiplexed Telemedicine Platform for Rapid COVID-19 Diagnosis
Speaker: Wei Gao, Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, USA
Mango Fluorogenic Aptamers and RNA Imaging Strategies
Speaker: Peter J. Unrau, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Co-Authors: Amir Abdolahzadeh, Lena Dolgosheina, Kristen Kong, Sunny Jeng, Shyam Panchapakesan, Adam Cawte, Haruk Iino, David Rueda
Virus Counter: Rapid and sensitive diagnostics based on digital detection of individual pathogens
Speaker: M. Selim Ünlü, Professor (ECE, MSE, BME), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, USA

Closing Remarks – 8:50pm EST

Speaker: Benjamin Eggleton, Organizing Committee
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