Kavli Foundation Workshops

Sensing the Future

Workshop 1: Biosensing
May 7-8, 2018

The Kavli Foundation presents “Sensing the Future: The Future of Sensing” workshop series, a trio of visionary, cross-disciplinary meetings at Rice University that will focus on the future of sensing technology. The meetings will bring together scientists and engineers from academia, government and industry to identify the grand challenges that could potentially be met by next-generation sensing technologies, and the fundamental scientific capabilities that will be needed to address those challenges.

Some focal topics for the first workshop in this series will include: biomedical diagnostics and imaging; implantable and wearable sensors

Featured speakers include Mikhail Shapiro and Lihong Wang from Caltech, Bruce Tromberg from UC Irvine, Cynthia Chestek from the Univ. of Michigan, Kaitlyn Crawford from Univ. of Central Florida, Scott Fraser from USC, Melissa Skala from Wisconsin, Andrew Bartko from Battelle Memorial Inst., and Lidong Qin from Houston Methodist. Speaker bios compiled here.

Registration required, by invitation only. Send inquiries to sci@rice.edu.

Program Overview:

Day 1 (Monday May 7)
8:30 AM Breakfast and Coffee
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction to Workshop Series
Session I Chair: Dr. Jacob Robinson
9:15 AM Mikhail Shapiro, Caltech Proteins, air and water: reporter genes for ultrasound and MRI
10:00 AM Lihong Wang, Caltech World’s Deepest-Penetration and Fastest Cameras: Photoacoustic Tomography and Compressed Ultrafast Photography
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Bruce Tromberg, UCI Wearable and Bedside Biophotonics: Technologies at the intersection between personalized medicine and personal health
11:45 AM Roundtable Panel Discussion
Introduction: Chenzhong Li, National Science Foundation Biosensing Devices and NSF Perspectives
12:30 PM Lunch
Session II Chair: Dr. Eilaf Egap
2:00 PM Cynthia Chestek, U Michigan High Density Carbon Fiber Microelectrode Arrays for MultiModal Neural Recording
2:45 PM Kaitlyn Crawford, Central Florida Human Health Monitoring: Successes and Challenges for Wearable Sensors
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Scott E. Fraser, USC Adding Dimensions to Intravital and Multimodal Microscopy
4:30 PM Roundtable
5:15 PM Break
5:30 PM Reception and Poster Session PDF of poster session abstracts available here
Day 2 (Tuesday May 8)
8:30 AM Breakfast and Coffee
9:00 AM Opening remarks for Day 2
Session III Chair: Christy Landes
9:15 AM Melissa Skala, Wisconsin Monitoring single cell behavior
10:00 AM Andrew Bartko, Battelle Memorial Institute Spectroscopic Microbial Identification
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Lidong Qin, Houston Methodist Cell- and Biomarker-Based Assays on Microfluidics Chips
11:45 AM Roundtable
12:30 PM Lunch and conclusion