Prof. Bruce Tromberg at Biophotonics '09
Over the past decade, optical methods and instruments based on light interacting with tissue have emerged as powerful techniques for bio-medical diagnostics, monitoring wide spectra of tissue function and pathology together with therapy. In addition, optical biosensing in conjunction with microfluidics plays a major role in the field of biophotonics and biomedical optics.
The purpose of the 8th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '17 is to provide education for students at the highest international level within these areas. Moreover, by inviting renowned lecturers from all over the world, the educational programme is held in an international atmosphere enhancing exchange of scientific ideas and technological advances within the fields of biomedical optics and closely related areas.
The 8th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '17 covers the following main areas:
- Tissue optics
- Optical trapping and their applications in biophotonics
- STED microscopy
- Fluorescence life-time imaging
- Molecular imaging based on optical methods
- Optical coherence tomography and coherence domain optical methods in biomedicine
- Photo-acoustic imaging
- Photodynamic therapy
- Lasers and their application in medicine
At the summer school invited experts, at an international level, will give extended presentations reviewing these areas. Moreover, the attendees at the summer school will also have the opportunity of presenting their current research projects, results or ideas.
You may wish to view the list of lecturers from previous schools by clicking the links in the navigator (to the left).
When applying for admission to the school, each applicant must submit a short description of their research and results for peer-review. The description must comprise title, abstract, and a three-page summary (including title, applicant name and affiliation, body text, figures and references). The summary will be reviewed by the organizers and lecturers. Applicants are selected based on the outcome of this evaluation (peer-review).
Students accepted into the school are required to present a poster of their research or proposed research programme. The poster presentations are evaluated by the organizers and lecturers during two sessions at the school.
After completion of the graduate summer school, including preparation of a poster, presenting the poster, and attending the school, a diploma is issued.
Maximum credit points: 5 (five) ECTS points.
Completing school, 3 (three) points: The workload of the school is equivalent to three weeks full time work, i.e., three (3) ECTS points.
Additional points, 2 (two) points: Optionally, students may select to prepare an Internet presentation of one of the topics covered during the school. The presentation is evaluated by the organizers and lecturers and, if approved, published at the school web site. The work load is equivalent to two weeks full time work, i.e., (two) ECTS points.
Students participating in the school will have to seek approval individually of the above-mentioned credit this with the university at which they are enlisted.
Best Poster Award
At Biophotonics '17 all students must present their research or planned research project. These presentations will take place during three poster sessions. During these presentations, the lecturers will evaluate the posters and presenters and the best poster is awarded a prize.
View the previous winners here.
Prof. Kishan Dholakia during his lecture at Biophotonics '07
JBO special section
Since 2007, a special section comprising review articles and contributed papers from the school has been published in Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO).
Following the recent schools, a special section is published in Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) entitled comprising review papers and contributed papers from participants at the school. The title of the special section is "Selected Topics in Biophotonics" with a subtitle reflecting the theme of the particular school.
In collaboration with JBO, the school is planning for such special section also appearing following Biophotonics '17.
For more information click "Further official information" below.