Bioengineering and Imaging Research Opportunities Workshop V: A Summary
ABSTRACT The fifth Bioengineering and Imaging Research Opportunities Workshop (BIROW V) was held on January 18–19, 2008. As with previous
BIROW meetings, the purpose of BIROW V was to identify and characterize research and engineering opportunities in biomedical
engineering and imaging. The topic of this BIROW meeting was Imaging and Characterizing Structure and Function in Native and
Engineered Tissues. Under this topic, four areas were explored in depth: (1) Heterogeneous single-cell measurements and their
integration into tissue and organism models; (2) Functional, molecular, and structural imaging of engineered tissue invitro and invivo; (3) New technologies for characterizing cells and tissues insitu; (4) Imaging for targeted cell, gene, and drug delivery.