Conference organizers
Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology
University of Cambridge, GB
Alexandra Paterson
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky, US, US
Conference Editor

Eleni Stavrinidou

Dept. of Science and Technology,
Linköping University

Important Dates
Early registration deadline: 26th April 2022
Abstracts submission deadline (oral): 9th May 2022
Abstracts submission deadline (poster): 8th May 2022
Scientific program: 17th May 2022
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Online Conference

You are invited to participate at the Online Conference on Light Actuators for Optical Stimulation of Living Systems (LIV-ACT), from the 7th to the 8th of June 2022.

Bioelectronic medicine, which targets the regeneration of cells and biological matter by delivering local electrical cues, has shown unprecedented potential for developing new therapies. Bioelectronic light actuators transduce light signals into electrical cues, which can then affect the function of living systems. This approach is used to control different types of tissue in a wireless fashion, both in vitro and in vivo. In general, light actuation strategies include the direct excitation of tissue with artificial light sources, the genetic modification of cells to promote photosensitivity, and the use of light sensitive materials and/or devices to mediate photon/cell interaction. These concepts are opening exciting future possibilities in biomedical science, spanning artificial vision to wireless stimulation of the nervous system, as well as tissue regeneration via phototherapy.

Within this multi-disciplinary symposium, we aim to bridge the gap between biology, engineering, and materials science to promote a holistic overview on light actuating concepts and biomedical platforms. We aim to bring together researchers with diverse expertise across various fields, and from around the world, to share their knowledge on light sensitive interfaces that are used to stimulate living systems. We hope that by opening the communication between established light actuating concepts, with less mature but promising approaches, will in turn pave the way for major advancements of light actuating systems for therapeutic and diagnostics.

Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Light Actuation on living systems
  • Materials for photostimulation – Organic, Inorganic, Hybrid
  • In vivo and In vitro Optical Stimulation platforms
  • Photoelectrochemical sensing
  • Bioimaging
  • Bioluminescence
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Submit your work

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  • Contributed Talk
  • ePoster

Following the publication of the program the Contributed Talk not accepted can be presented as an ePoster. Please read further information at the ‘Instructions for Authors’ tab.

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