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Biomedical Optics Feature Announcement

Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery


Submission Deadline: 15 June 2013

We are pleased to announce a feature issue of Biomedical Optics Express associated with the OSA topical meeting Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery (OMP), held at the Optics in the Life Sciences Congress in Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, 14-18 April 2013. The feature issue welcomes papers presented at the conference, as well as related papers from authors who were not able to attend.

The OMP topical meeting, in its second biennial offering, has become a pre-eminent international meeting focused on the exciting and timely convergence of optical physics, photonics technology, nanoscience, and photochemistry with drug discovery and clinical medicine. This associated feature issue will provide an excellent platform for researchers and engineers from academia and industry to communicate the most recent advances in this rapidly evolving field.

Topics of interest for the feature issue include:

  • Optical visualization/detection of biomolecular processes and pathways (including advanced microscopy techniques such as multiphoton, SHG, FRET, FLIM, CARS)
  • Reporters and contrast agents for fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging: endogenous and exogenous (including genetically introduced proteins, "smart" molecular probes, nanoparticle probes)
  • Advanced optical molecular imaging instrumentation for assays and pre-clinical models of disease
  • Novel tools for image data analysis and reconstruction
  • Optical monitoring of delivery, localization, and action of drugs and contrast agents
  • Quantitative validation methods for optical molecular imaging
  • Multi-modal molecular imaging techniques (including photoacoustics and combinations of optics with MRI, X-ray, radio-diagnostics)
  • Clinical translation of optical molecular imaging, spectroscopy, and image guided therapy

Biomedical Optics Express is OSA's principal outlet serving the biomedical optics community, featuring rapid, open-access publication of content related to optics, photonics and imaging in the life sciences. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts that make use of the special features of Biomedical Optics Express and are particularly germane to biomedical content, such as inclusion of color figures, movies, and Interactive Science Publishing -- interactive presentation of 2D and 3D image data (see www.opticsinfobase.org/isp).

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to Biomedical Optics Express and must be uploaded through OSAs electronic-submission system (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/journal/boe/author.cfm). When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging, and Drug Delivery feature issue. Please note that submissions to the feature issues incur the normal publication fees for Biomedical Optics Express.

Feature Issue Editors
Paul Campagnola
University of Wisconsin
USA
Paul French
Imperial College
United Kingdom
Irene Georgakoudi
Tufts University
USA
Mary-Ann Mycek
University of Michigan
USA





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