The International Symposium on Biomolecular Ultrasound and Sonogenetics will bring together researchers pursuing biomolecular and genetic approaches to ultrasonic imaging and control of cellular function, with applications in biological research and medicine.

The inaugural symposium will be held at Caltech in Pasadena, California, USA on December 8-11, 2022.

Organizing Committee and Overview Speakers

Mikhail G. Shapiro (Caltech), Chair
Shrek Chalasani (Salk Institute)
Hong Chen (Washington University, St. Louis)
Stuart Foster (University of Toronto)
David Maresca (Delft University of Technology)
Yingxiao Peter Wang (University of California San Diego)

Invited Speakers and Discussion Leaders

Kathy Ferrara (Stanford University)
Elisa Konofagou (Columbia University)
Mickael Tanter (Physics for Medicine Paris, INSERM)

Trainee Organizing Committee

Claire Rabut (Caltech, Chair), Mengtong Tom Duan (Caltech), Baptiste Heiles (TU Delft), Longwei Liu (UCSD), Dion Terwiel (TU Delft), Callum Walsh (Salk), Wen Mai Wong (Salk), Kevin Xu (Wash U), Jing Yang (U Toronto), Yaoheng Mack Yang (Wash U), Chiwoo Yoon (UCSD)

Abstract Topics

Acoustic reporter genes
Acoustic biosensors
Mechanical sonogenetics
Thermal sonogenetics
Acoustically targeted gene/cell delivery and biopsy
Semi-synthetic approaches
Imaging methods and instrumentation
Focused ultrasound methods
Biological Applications
Medical Applications


Verasonics – Platinum Sponsor
VisualSonics FUJIFILM – Platinum Sponsor
Iconeus – Platinum Sponsor
E&I – Gold Sponsor
Focused Ultrasound Foundation – Silver Sponsor
Precision Acoustics – Bronze Sponsor
Image Guided Therapy – Bronze Sponsor
Philips – Bronze Sponsor
Acoustical Society of America – Bronze Sponsor
Imasonic – Bronze Sponsor
Sonic Concepts – Bronze Sponsor

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