Horizons of Optical, Photonics and Emerging Sciences (HOPES)

HOPES 2022

The IEEE Photonics UK & Ireland Chapter is happy to announce the return of the HOPES seminar series for 2022. Professor Philip Jones will join us for our first event: Biological applications of optical tweezers.

Speaker’s bio
Phil Jones studied at Cambridge University (B.A.), Imperial College (M.Sc.) and Oxford University (D. Phil.). He currently leads the Optical Tweezers Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London, where his research interests include applying optical trapping to a variety of microscopic, nanoscale, soft matter and biological objects. In 2015, he co-authored the textbook “Optical Tweezers: Principles and Applications”, published by Cambridge University Press.

Talk’s abstract
Applications of optical tweezers to biological systems have been, and remain, one of the outstanding successes of the technique.
In this talk, I will give a short introduction to optical tweezers, including what makes them suitable for use in biology and the life sciences. I will present some experiments from our own laboratory, before surveying just a few of the recent exciting developments in the field, and suggesting an outlook for the future.

Save the date: 25th April at 12pm BST and register by clicking on the button below.

The HOPES series

With this series, the IEEE UK and Ireland Photonics Chapter is taking a different approach to seminal webinars. Instead of focussing on a single piece of research and/or innovation, we invite highly impactful researchers to discuss the future of their research domains. This will allow the speaker to share their informed view of future innovations on a platform that encourages a true exchange for shaping the evolution of science. We hope that in such discussions, unique solutions in pure and interdisciplinary domains can be unravelled.

For any information or queries, please write to our event organiser,
Akhil Kallepalli
(akhilkallepalli@ieee.org)

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