Workshop on Opportunities in Biological Physics
Denver Convention Center
Organized by APS Division of Biological Physics
Modern Biomedicine provides a host of research and employment opportunities for physicists. New techniques for monitoring and manipulating complex biological processes at the molecular level promise to revolutionize our ability to understand and control normal and disease states. This workshop will introduce some of the most exciting recent and prospective areas of this rapidly expanding field. Topics will include tissue mechanics, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, microfluidics and micro-optics. Speakers from academia and industry will provide extensive tutorial overviews, accessible to non-specialists. Breaks and a lunch with speakers will allow ample time for participants to discuss their current and future scientific and career directions with the speakers. The workshop is aimed at all physicists who are curious about the interface between physics and biology, especially graduate students and post-docs who are eager to apply their expertise in novel ways in the life sciences.
Stem Cell Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Microfluidics Caliper, LS Corporation
Tissue Mechanics, University of Pittsburgh
Micro-optics, Indiana University, Bloomington
Tissue Engineering, VaxDesign Corporation
Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Microfluidics, Fluidigm Corporation
Microfluidics, Raindance Technologies, Inc.
Regenerative Medicine, Indiana U. / Purdue U., Indianapolis
Tissue Engineering, Rice University
Chair: James A. Glazier, Vice-Chair, DBP
Committee Members: Shirley Chan, Secretary-Treasurer, DBP
Stephen Hagen, Member-at-Large, DBP
Steve Quake, Member-at-Large, DBP
Financial Support Provided By:
Agouron Foundation, Fluidigm Corp.