Biophotonics 15 Group Photo

Biophotonics '15

The 7th International Graduate Summer School Biophotonics '15 held in June 2015 at Backafallsbyn on the Island of Ven had a special focus on Entrepreneurship, a topic relevant to all members of the biomedical optics community. It was a huge success in terms of education, scientific exchange, and personal friendships.

Read the two blog posts by Jacqueline Andreozzi from the Summer School

Kishan Dholakia was awarded the "Best Lecturer Award 2015" in a spontaneous initiative by the students.

We, the organizers, would like to express our gratitude to the lecturers for taking time to teach at the school and spending valuable time with the students. It is admirable that all lecturers participated without receiving any fee. We also greatly appreciate the financial support and donations we received from various sponsors making this event possible.

Furthermore, we extend our thanks to all participants for their enthusiastic contributions during the discussions following the lectures and especially during the poster sessions.


The 7th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '15 covered 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

The school kicked off with a keynote lecture on entrepreneurship, a topic of relevance to the entire biophotonic community:



DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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Lund Laser Centre, Sweden

Lund Laser Centre logo

NKT Photonics A/S, Denmark

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Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (through its Nobel Institute for Physics), Sweden

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SPIE, United States



Thorlabs logo 

Endorsements without financial support

EPIC, European Photonics Industry Consortium

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