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In addition to special events, the Spectroscopy Laboratory sponsors the Wolfe Workshop series as well as workshops during Independent Activites Period (IAP) each year in January.

Lester Wolfe Workshop in Laser Biomedicine

The Lester Wolfe Workshop in Laser Biomedicine is a series of talks dedicated to a particular aspect in biomedical optics. The workshops panel of speakers is chosen from expert researchers in academia, medical profession and industry. Named in honor of Lester Wolfe, MIT class of 1919, inventor and benefactor with a special interest in optics, the Wolfe Workshop series is sponsored by the George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT). The workshop is hosted alternately at MIT in late fall and at MGH in late spring each year.

“Optofluidics: moving things with light at the nanoscale”

The rise of nanotechnology has led to a great need to move nanoscaled objects in a reliable and non-invasive manner. As light has a wavelength in nanometers it is ideally suited for this task. This workshop will cover examples of this ground-breaking technology applied to nanoparticles, microfluidics, neutrophil migration, and neuroscience.

Manipulating micro and nanoparticles using the optical forces from plasmonic and photonic nanostructures
Kenneth Crozier, Harvard University

Leukocytes in action: Measuring Neutrophil migration in health and disease
Daniel Irimia, Massachusetts General Hospital

Microfluidic technologies: Where we are, and some future grand challenges
Roger Kamm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Advanced High-throughput technologies for Neuroscience
Mehmet Faith Yanik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 3:45-6:00 PM
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Grier Room, 34-401
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Refreshments served at 3:30 PM

Sponsored by the Chemistry Department, MIT; MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine; Harvard—MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

See Past Wolfe Workshops