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Optical Imaging Crucible workshop

Optical Imaging Crucible workshop for early-mid career researchers, co-organised by the SUPA, SULSA, and SINAPSE research pools
When Apr 02, 2019
from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Where Edinburgh
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Contact Phone 0131 451 3999
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Optical imaging is a key enabling technology for modern biology. In healthcare, optical imaging is a critical component of diagnostics and many therapies; in business, several high-profile medical technology exports have emerged from Scotland’s HE research base and commercial life science sector.  Further research developments in these areas have the potential to produce important step-changes in medicine, biology and healthcare in Scotland and internationally.

A bespoke Crucible event: This ‘Crucible-style’ workshop is sponsored by the Scottish Funding Council and will explore the scope and potential for an ambitious expansion of Scottish optical imaging development through interdisciplinary collaboration. An intensive and interactive full-day Crucible programme for selected participants, the event is organised by the Research Futures Academy (Heriot-Watt University) based on the success of our award-winning Scottish Crucible programme.  The expert facilitator is writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry, OBE who sits on the Board of UKRI. Senior confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Paul Andrews, Director of Operations, National Phenotypic Screening Centre, University of Dundee
  • Dr Thomas M Baer, Executive Director, Stanford Photonics Research Centre, USA
  • Prof Khishan Dholakia, School of Physics and Astronomy, Head of the Optical Manipulation Group, University of St Andrews
  • Prof Rory Duncan, Consortium Lead Scientist, Scottish Optical Imaging Network, Heriot-Watt University
  • Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council
  • Dr Anke Lohmann, Director, ESP Central Ltd; formerly Head of Emerging Technologies and Industries, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
  • Prof Alan Miller, CEO, Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)

Venue, Timings and Networking Dinner: The venue for the Optical Imaging Crucible event on 2nd April 2019 is in central Edinburgh. The daytime event (09:00 - 17:30) will be followed by a specially hosted reception and networking dinner (17:30 - 22:00) for all the Crucible participants to which additional senior guests from academia, policy, industry and business are also invited. Further logistical/programme details will be provided beforehand to those who have been selected to participate on this occasion.

Applying to join the Optical Imaging Crucible Event: Places on the Crucible-event are limited and will be competitively assigned by a selection panel comprising key representatives of the three Research Pools, SUPA, SULSA and SINAPSE. Applicants will typically be lecturers, professors, independent research fellows and other early-mid career academic research leaders from Scottish Universities and Research Institutes, or their career-stage equivalents from SMEs, business and industry in Scotland.

If you would like to be considered for a place on the Optical Imaging Crucible Event, please complete and submit the very short application form at the following link, by 10am on Friday 8th March 2019, briefly explaining your interest in optical imaging as it is applied to Biology, Medicine and Healthcare and why you should be invited to participate in this event: https://goo.gl/forms/BRpf9xFxmlllxo083

All applicants will be informed of the result of the application process in mid-March.