FLUOROFEST 2014 to be held in Raleigh/Durham, in conjuction with the Carolina Biophysics Symposium

15 octobre 2014

FluoroFest, an annual international series of free workshops dedicated to Fluorescence techniques, will be held in the Raleigh/Durham area, at the Hilton Hotel near Duke University of North Carolina, in conjunction with the Carolina Biophysics Symposium. It is open to anyone interested in the exciting field of fluorescence.

FluoroFest is a series of global workshops designed to give both fluorescence researchers and the growing number of fluorescence users a forum to hear internationally renowned experts in the field share their insight on topics of current interest. Registrants will be able to present and exchange ideas on their work and discuss future directions in the fields of biomedical research, nanotechnology, and materials science. In addition, they will be able to have hands on sessions with state-of-the-art in fluorescence instrumentation.

The 2-day event takes place in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area. Opening remarks begin on November 6th, and the workshops run through November 7th.

Some of our speakers and their topics include:

  • Barry Lentz, UNC School of Medicine, Plenary Speaker
  • David Birch, University of Strathclyde, “Melanin Fluorescence and Structure .”
  • John Papanikolos, UNC Chemistry, “Ultrafast spectroscopy of complex systems.”
  • Adam Hall, Wake Forest University, “Solid-state nanopores and nanopore arrays optimized for optical detection.”
  • Marcus Jones, UNCC Chemistry, “Photo-induced excitation dynamics in colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals.”
  • Brian Cummins, Ph.D, UNC & NC State Biomedical Engineering, “A point-of-surgery diagnostic for parathyroid hormone utilizing the fluorescent microarray.”
  • Keith Weninger, NC State Physics, “Macromolecular Complexes via Single Molecule FRET.”
  • Benjamin Stanford, Director of Applied Research, Hazen & Sawyer, “Applications of 3-D Fluorescence in Water Treatment: From Spill Detection to Climate Change.”
  • Rick Ludescher, Rutgers Food Science, “Phosphorescent Probes of Molecular Mobility in Amorphous Biomaterials.”

Registration is required to attend. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Durham, near Duke. Lunches and a group dinner are included. Registration for the event can be found at: www.fluorofest.org

FluoroFest is sponsored by HORIBA Scientific, the world leader in fluorescence spectroscopy.