KGRI Lecture Series: (Sep.11-12, 2018) "Optical Technologies for Applications in Regenerative Medicine"


The Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) aims to promote international research and educational exchange and invites those working in the forefront of research and education in Japan and overseas to give lectures.

On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Alexander Heisterkamp from Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, will give a lecture titled "Optical Technologies for Applications in Regenerative Medicine ".

Summary of Lecture:
Light allows the noninvasive and contact free visualization and manipulation of living cells and tissues. Focusing light to microscopic scales enables the observation and control of living systems at the level of single cells and to study or control regenerative processes. In the first part of the lecture, the fundamentals of imaging and observation by means of different microscopic techniques will be introduced, alongside with several examples from the field of regenerative medicine. The second part concentrates on the manipulation of cells and tissues using laser ablation or optogenetic methods, also accompanied by several examples from biology and medicine.

Part 1
Date & time:
Tuesday, September 11, 16:00-17:30 (Open 15:45)
Venue: 16th Building-A 3F Meeting Room, Yagami Campus, Keio University
Methods in microscopy and laser based imaging
- Contrast modalities
- Fluorescence microscopy (mechanisms, fluorophores, photobleaching)
- Superresolution Microscopy ( STED, Localization)
- Nonlinear Microscopy (Multiphoton, SHG, THG)
- Tomographic Methods (Light Sheet, OPT)

Part 2
Date & time:
Wednesday, September 12, 10:00-11:30 (Open 9:45)
Venue: 14th Building (Sosokan) 2F Seminar Room 3, Yagami Campus, Keio University
Applications of laser based manipulation
- Single cell surgery (Ablation of mitochondria, Nanosurgery in the cell nucleus)
- Manipulation in tissue and organisms
- Laser transfection
- Optogenetics (ChR2, muscle stimulation, Gene expression)
- Optical biomaterials

Keio University Global Research Institute's Creativity Initiative
Language: English (No simultaneous interpretation provided)
Open to anyone. No admission fee, Pre-registration not required

Biography :
Alexander Heisterkamp, PhD, is an expert in biomedical optics, with special interest in nonlinear imaging and manipulation of cells and tissues, laser therapy and diagnostics and nanoparticle-laser interaction. He holds a professorship for Biophotonics at Leibniz University Hannover and is a scientific director at Laser Zentrum Hannover and is this year Distinguished Guest Professor (Global) at Keio University, Japan.


Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology
Mitsuhiro Terakawa (E-mail: terakawa[at]elec.keio.ac.jp)
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