FLUOROFEST 2013 to be held in Fort Worth, Texas

2 Day Workshops in Dallas/Fort Worth Dedicated to Fluorescence Techniques.

EDISON, NJ May 1st, 2013 FluoroFest, a series of free workshops dedicated to Fluorescence techniques, will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and co-hosted by The Center for Commercialization of Fluorescence Technologies (CCFT).  It is open to anyone interested in the exciting field of fluorescence.

FluoroFest is a global series of workshops designed to give both fluorescence researchers and the growing number of fluorescence users a forum to hear internationally renowned experts in the field share their deep insight on topics of current interest; present and exchange ideas on your own work and discuss future directions in the fields of biomedical research, nanotechnology, and materials science; and experience the state-of-the-art in fluorescence instrumentation with hands-on sessions.

The 2-day event takes place in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area.  Opening remarks begin on May 21st, and the workshops run through May 22nd.  Some of our speakers and their topics include:

  • Dr. Zygmunt (Karol) Gryczynski, Ph.D., Plenary Speaker, “Fluorescence Technologies. Probe Development and Studying Molecular Interactions.”;
  • David Birch, Ph.D., of the University of Strathclyde,   “Fluorescence for Healthcare.”;
  • Ignacy Gryczynski Ph.D, of the University of North Texas, “Surface Plasmon-Coupled Emission.”;
  • Gerard Cote, Ph.D., with Brian Cummins, Ph.D. candidate, of Texas A&M, “Development of a fluorescence-based sensing assay for continuous glucose monitoring.”;
  • Marinella Sandros, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, “Enhancing SPRi Detection of Biomarkers Using Fluorescent Nanoparticles.”;
  • Steve Vogel, Ph.D., of the NIH, “Simultaneous FRET and FCS Measurements Reveals Covert Changes in CaMKII Holoenzyme Organization triggered by Calmodulin and CaMKIINtide.”;
  • Francis D'Souza, Ph. D., of the    University of North Texas, “Utility of Fluorescence in Nanocarbon-Solar Energy Applications.”;
  • Kayla N. Green, Ph.D., of Texas Christian University, “Hybrid N-Heterocyclic amines and their applications toward neurodegenerative disorders and oxidative stress.”;
  • Sergei Dzyuba, Ph.D, of Texas Christian University, “BODIPY dyes: synthetic approaches and interactions with amyloids.";
  • Daniel Gerrity, Ph.D., Assistant Professor University of Nevada, “Use of Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Water Reuse Applications.”; and
  • Paul Pantano, Ph.D., of the University of Texas, Dallas, “Carbon Nanotubes.”

 FluoroFest is sponsored by Horiba Scientific, the world leader in fluorescence spectroscopy.

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HORIBA Scientific, part of HORIBA Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA in the United States, provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications for a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. HORIBA Scientific is a world leader in elemental analysis, fluorescence, forensics, GDS, ICP, particle characterization, Raman, spectroscopic ellipsometry, sulphur-in-oil, water quality and XRF. Our instruments are found in universities and industries around the world. Proven quality and trustworthy performance and answers have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.  www.horiba.com/scientific

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For more information, and to register, please go to Fluorofest.org.

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