Biophotonics 05 Group Photo

Biophotonics '05

The 2nd  International Graduate Summer School Biophotonics '05 held in June 2005 on the island Ven was focussing on optical coherence tomography, while also emphasising the basics of light-tissue interactions and photodynamic therapy. It was a huge success in terms of education, scientific exchange, and personal friendships.

We, the organizers, would like to express our gratitude to the lecturers for taking time to teach at the school and spending 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 2nd International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '05 covered the following main areas:

  • Lasers and their application in medicine
  • Tissue optics
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Optical biosensors
  • Coherence domain optical methods in biomedicine


  • Professor Darryl J. Bornhop, Chemistry Department, Vanderbilt University, USA
    Optical biosensors
  • Professor Kishan Dholakia, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, UK
    Optical tweezers and their role in biophotonics
  • Dr. Wolfgang Drexler, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Optical coherence tomography - Ultrahigh resolution and functional OCT
  • Professor James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
    Optical coherence tomography - Introduction to technology and applications
  • Professor Steven Jacques, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
    The origins of optical contrast in tissues
    Biophysics of light-tissue interactions
  • Dr. Asta Juzeniene, Norwegian Radiation Hospital, Norway
    Photodynamic therapy
  • Dr. Petras Juzenas, Norwegian Radiation Hospital, Norway
    Biophysics of light-tissue interactions
  • Professor Paul Michael Petersen, Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark
    High-power laser diodes
  • Dr. Brian W. Pogue, Dartmouth College, USA
    Optical tomography
  • MD Katarina Svanberg, Lund University Hospital, Dept. Of Oncology, Lund, Sweden
    Strategies for cancer treatment using lasers and photodynamic therapy
  • Professor Sune Svanberg, Lund Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, Lund, Sweden
    Lasers and spectroscopy in medicine

Best Poster Presentation Award 2005

Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin at her winning poster: Hamamatsu Photonics Best Poster Award 2005.

Sarah Martin
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland

Poster title: Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) studies of protein interaction

Honorable Mentioning

Maria Dienerowitz
Maria Dienerowitz at her winning poster

Maria Dienerowitz
Institut für Theoretische Festkörperphysi
University of Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany

Poster title: Theoretical analysis of negative index materials

Honorable Mentioning

Jennifer Hastie
Jennifer Hastie at her winning poster.

Jennifer E Hastie
Institute of Photonics
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland

Poster title: Visible VECSELs: Novel laser sources for biophotonics research

Honorable Mentioning

Joey Latham
Joey Latham (middle) at his winning poster.
Joey is surrounded by organizers Peter E. Andersen (left)
and Stefan Andersson-Engels (right).

Joey C Latham
Chemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Physiology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville (TN), USA

Poster title: Interferometric approach to monitoring the binding of small Heat Shock Proteins (sHSP) associated with cataracts and ischemia

Honorable Mentioning

Ekaterina Sergeeva
Ekaterina Sergeeva displaying her diploma for her poster prize

Ekaterina Sergeeva
Optical methods in random media imaging
Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Science
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Poster title: Estimation of physical and biological limitations for multiphoton fluorescence microscopy in biological objects


BIOP Graduate School, Denmark

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Danish Optical Society, Denmark

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Hamamatsu Photonics, Denmark & Sweden

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Lund Laser Centre, Sweden

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Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences - Nobel Institute of Physics, Sweden

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