ICMAT 2011 Singapore: Final Session – Sensing / Probes

Symposium Chair Prof Dave Fernig of the University of Liverpool closing the Symposium

Thursday 1st July was the final day of the Fontiers in Optical Bio-Imaging and Microscopy Symposium

AA8-1 (Invited Talk)

Looking for Clues – Solving Complex Problems with Biologically Inspired Heuristics

Paul Stewart and Jun Chen (University of Lincoln), David Fernig (University of Liverpool), Laurence Duchesne (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France)


New Probes for Imaging: Ligand Shells for Nanoparticles

David Fernig (University of Liverpool), Laurence Duchesne (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France)

Martin Lear, National University of Singapore presents 'Fluorescent Labelling of Drugs and Natural Products'

Finally Colin Dowding closed our participation in the conference today by presenting:


Topography of Features Machined into Bisphenol A Polycarbonate Using Closed Thick Film Flowing Filtered Water Immersed KrF Excimer Laser Ablation

Colin Dowding, Jonathan Lawrence and Paul Stewart (University of Lincoln.

in the Nanoscale Characterization session

ICMAT 2011 Singapore: Frontiers in Optical Bio-Imaging and Microscopy Poster Session

ICMAT 2011 Symposium AA Poster Session and drinks reception

The poster session for the Frontiers in Optical Bio-Imaging and Microscopy Symposium was combined with a drinks reception funded by a donation from the Singapore Chapter of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The session was very well attended, with the posters sparking lively debate and discussion

Prof Dave Fernig (L-University of Liverpool) discusses laser materials processing with Dr Colin Dowding (R - University of Lincoln School of Engineering)

ICMAT 2011 Singapore

View towards the waterfront from our hotel

Our Symposium “AA” Frontiers in Optical Bio-Imaging and Microscopy kicks off tomorrow and runs for the whole week as one of the parallel conference sessions.

Researchers from the Universities of Lincoln and Liverpool have been arriving and battling jet lag over the weekend.

Laurence Duchesne will be kicking off proceedings tomorrow afternoon with

Heparan Sulphate Determines the Modes of Diffusion of Fibroplast Growth Factor 2 Within the Pericellular Matrix

In the Photothermal Microscopy session

view of the atrium in the Singapore Holiday Inn Atrium, where we are staying this week
L-R Prof Dave Fernig (1), Dr Colin Dowding (2), Dr Laurence Duchesne (3), Dr Raphael Levy (1). 1:Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool. 2:School of Engineering, University of Lincoln. 3: Institut du Fer a Moulin, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Travelling out to ICMAT 2011

Currently waiting to board an A380 to fly out to Singapore via Dubai. A group of us are heading out as invited speakers for the

International Conference on Materials for Advanced Materials, which kicks off at The Suntec Conference Centre in Singapore on Sunday.

Paul Stewart and Colin Dowding from the School of Engineering will be joining Prof DAVE Fernig from the University of Liverpool, and Dr Laurence Duchesne from INSERM At the Institut Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris.

Profs Stewart and Fernig will be delivering extended invited talks in the Frontiers in Optical Bio-imaging and Microscopy Symposium. Prof Stewart’s talk will cover the Bio:Eng interface which he is working on with Dave and Laurence.