Kavli Foundation Workshops

Sensing the Future

Workshop 2: Biosensing II
December 6 - 7, 2018

Some focal topics for the second workshop will include a continued discussion of topics such as biomedical diagnostics and imaging and implantable and wearable sensors.

Featured speakers: Hui-wang Ai (Univ. of Virginia), Lisa Biswal (Rice University), Tzahi Cohen-Karni (Carnegie Mellon University), Markita del Carpio Landry (UC Berkeley), Romain Quidant (The Institute of Photonic Sciences), Jonathan Rivnay (Northwestern University), Jacob Robinson (Rice University), Francois St-Pierre (Baylor College of Medicine), Luisa Torsi (Univ.of Bari Aldo Moro), and Hanyu Zhu (Rice University).

Organizing Committee: Kaitlyn Crawford (University of Central Florida), Naomi Halas (Rice University), Christy Landes (Rice University), and Alberto Pimpinelli (Rice University).

Program Overview

Workshop will take place at the Bioscience Research Collaborative building.

Click here for full program (PDF), including presenter information and talk abstracts.

Send inquiries to sci@rice.edu.

Date / Time Speaker
Day 1 (Thursday Dec 6)
8:30 AM Breakfast and Coffee
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction to Workshop 2
Session A Chair: Dr. Christy Landes
9:15 AM Francois St-Pierre (Baylor College of Medicine) "Hacking Fluorescent Proteins to Image Bioelectricity"
10:00 AM Markita del Carpio Landry (University of California - Berkeley) "Imaging Striatal Dopamine Release Using a Non-Genetically Encoded Near-Infrared Fluorescent Catecholamine Nanosensor"
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Hanyu Zhu (Rice University) "Piezoelectric Two-Dimensional Materials for Mechanical Biosensing"
11:45 AM Roundtable Panel Discussion
12:30 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Romain Quidant (ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences) “Combining Photonics and Nanotechnology for Sensing: From On-a-Chip Molecular Detection to Tissue Interrogation”
Session B Chair: Dr. Kaitlyn Crawford
2:15 PM Luisa Torsi (University of Bari Aldo Moro) "Single Molecule Detection of Markers with a Label-Free Bio-Electronic Sensor"
3:00 PM Jonathan Rivnay (Northwestern University) "Polymer Mixed Conductors for Bi-Directional Neural Interfacing"
3:45 PM Break
4:30 PM Jacob Robinson (Rice University) "Distributed Neural Sensing and Actuation to Regulate Physiological States"
5:15 PM Roundtable Panel Discussion
5:30 PM Reception and Poster Session
Day 2 (Friday Dec 7)
8:30 AM Breakfast and Coffee
9:00 AM Opening Remarks for Day 2
Session C Chair: Dr. Alberto Pimpinelli
9:15 AM Tzahi Cohen-Karni (Carnegie Mellon University) "Organ-on-e-Chip: Biosensors for Electrical Interrogations of Engineered 3D Micro-Tissues"
10:00 AM Lisa Biswal (Rice University) "Biochemo-mechanics: The development of supported lipid-membranes on microcantilevers to evaluate therapeutics"
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Hui-wang Ai (University of Virginia) “Directed Evolution of Luciferase-Luciferin Pairs for Biocompatibility and In Vivo Sensitivity”
11:45 AM Roundtable
12:30 PM Lunch and Conclusion