2013 NSF-UWM Symposium: Open Forum for Innovation in Two-Photon Microspectroscopy

Welcome to the second NSF-UWM Symposium Open Forum for Innovation in Two-Photon Microspectroscopy! This biennial workshop provides an opportunity for researchers and representatives of small businesses to interact, present results, share ideas, and discuss future research directions in the area of two-photon micro-spectroscopy. The symposium will focus on solutions to the three major barriers blocking wide adoption of fluorescence micro-spectroscopy in academic and industrial research laboratories. First, studies using laser-scanning micro-spectroscopic systems would benefit tremendously from faster data acquisition speed. Second, the cost of such systems must decrease dramatically for this technology to be widely accepted. Third, tagging techniques must be refined such that each type of molecular imaging application has established specific standards

This year’s symposium will consist of one and one-half days of talks and discussion sessions followed by an optional, hands-on workshop in the UWM-University Small Business Collaboratory lab in which participants will use optical micro-spectroscopy technology in imaging studies and analyze data.

We are pleased to host the 2013 workshop at the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. This historic landmark has been beautifully restored to honor its 1920s Art Deco style, yet includes all the modern amenities you’d expect in 2013. All general workshop sessions, accommodations and meals will be provided by the Ambassador and are included in your registration fee.

View the final NSF-UWM Symposium Schedule (pdf 156kb).

We look forward to your contribution to this workshop and welcome you to Milwaukee!