2nd Workshop on Marine and Medical Microacoustics

Acoustic imaging has existed for almost 100 years. It is the most popular imaging modality in earth science, biomedicine, and fisheries. In living organisms, sound fields interact with microstructures, creating typical acoustic responses. These so-called acoustic fingerprints enable the identification, characterisation, and discrimination of, e.g., species, tissue types, and diseases. Under specific conditions, acoustic signals can be used to manipulate or even disrupt microstructures.

Yet, despite our vast knowledge on the propagation of sound, little is understood about the interactions of sound with microstructures in biomaterials.

The 1st workshop on micro-acoustics in marine and medical research brought together research professionals with particular expertise on this topic and with diverse backgrounds including agricultural engineering, cell biology, electrical engineering, gastroenterology, and astrophysics. The workshop was organised by the University of Bergen and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR). It took place at the IMR and the research vessel G.O. Sars, located in Bergen, Norway, on the 7th and the 8th of December, 2011. Each lecture treated a marine or medical application of the evolving field that we dubbed micro-acoustics. To prevent confusion with surface-acoustic-waves research (microacoustics), we added a dash.

Optoacoustics logoThe 2nd workshop on micro-acoustics in marine and medical research will be held as a special session at the 12th School on Acousto-Optics and Applications, which will be held from 29th June to 3rd July, 2014 in Druskininkai, Lithuania. We invite presentations on interaction of sound or light and biomaterials. Although the workshop has been initiated to exchange ideas and to define future perspectives, the most important finding will be that marine and medical acoustics research communities can mutually benefit from close collaborations.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 January!


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2014 School on acousto-optics and applications

Druskininkai, Lithuania

We would like to invite you to attened the School on acousto-optics and applications, where our micro-acoustics group will be holding a workshop session on the state of the art on transducers and their applications.
Please see link for more details: http://www.acousto-optics2014.com


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2015 International Congress on Ultrasonics

Metz, France

Please see link for more details : http://www.me.gatech.edu/2015-ICU-Metz/



Publications 2013


Treatment of human pancreatic cancer using combined ultrasound, microbubbles, and gemcitabine: A clinical case study
Spiros Kotopoulis, Georg Dimcevski, Odd Helge Gilja, Dag Hoem, Michiel Postema
Med Phys 40 (7), 2013 [LINK]

Sonoporation-Enhanced Chemotherapy Significantly Reduces Primary Tumour Burden in an Orthotopic Pancreatic Cancer Xenograft
Spiros Kotopoulis, Anthony Delalande, Mihaela Popa, Veronika Mamaeva, Georg Dimcevski, Odd Helge Gilja, Michiel Postema, Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Emmet McCormack
Mol Imaging Biol, 2013 [LINK]

Sonoporation: Mechanistic insights and ongoing challenges for gene transfer.
Anthony Delalande, Spiros Kotopoulis, Michiel Postema, Patrick Midoux , Chantal Pichon
Gene 525 (2), 2013 [LINK]

Lab-on-a-chip device for fabrication of therapeutic microbubbles on demand
Spiros Kotopoulis, Sabrina D Eder, Martin M Greve, Bodil Holst, Michiel Postema
Biomedical Engineering 58, 2013 [LINK]

High-Quality 3D Visualization of In-Situ Ultrasonography
Ivan Viola, Åsmund Birkeland, Veronika Solteszova, Linn Helljesen, Helvig Hauser, Spiros Kotopoulis, Kim Nylund, Dag Magne Ulvang, O. K. Øye, Trygve Hausken, Odd Helge Gilja
Eurographics 2013 [LINK]



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