Biophotonics 07 Group Photo

Biophotonics '07

The 3rd International Graduate Summer School Biophotonics '07 held in June 2007 at Backafallsbyn on the island Ven emphasised superresolution microscopy and molecular imaging, while also educating students about light-tissue interaction in more general terms and applications thereof. 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 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 3rd International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '07 covered the following main areas:

  • Lasers and their application in medicine
  • Tissue optics
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Optical tweezers and their applications in biophotonics
  • Optical biosensors
  • Molecular imaging based on optical methods
  • Optical coherence tomography and coherence domain optical methods in biomedicine


Best Poster Presentation Award 2007

Lakshmi Sampath 
Lakshmi Sampath (right) at her award-winning poster at Biophotonics '07. From left: Profs. Stefan Andersson-Engels and Peter E. Andersen.

Lakshmi Sampath
Baylor College of Medicine
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Houston, TX, USA

Poster title: Non-invasive in-vivo detection of HER2 overexpression in breast cancer using dual-labeled trastuzumab-based imaging agent

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mentions 
Best poster award and honorable mentioning award winners (from left): Henrik Schiøtt Sørensen, Constantin Ungureanu, Nicole Prent, Lakshmi Sampath (Best Poster Award), Emilie Krite Svanberg, Ozzy Mermut, and Anders Gunnarsson.

Nicole Prent
University of Toronto
Physics and Institute for Optics
Toronto, Canada

Poster title: Investigating mitochondrial activity during muscle contractions with harmonic generation microscopy

Honorable Mentioning

Emilie Krite Svanberg
Lund University
Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Lund, Sweden

Poster title: Physiological effects on skin and skeletal muscle studied with three noninvasive optical techniques

Honorable Mentioning

Ozzy Mermut
McMaster University-Juravinski Cancer Center, and National Optics Institute
Medical Physics, and Biophotonics
Quebec City, Canada

Poster title: Frequency domain, time-resolved and spectroscopic investigations of photosensitizers encapsulated in liposomal phantoms

Honorable Mentioning

Constantin Ungureanu
University of Twente
Biomedical Technology Institute
Twente, The Netherlands

Poster title: Contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging

Honorable Mentioning

Anders Gunnarsson
Lund University
Department of Physics
Lund, Sweden

Poster title: Real-time single-molecule detection on random arrays for biosensing applications using total internal reflection fluorescence

Honorable Mentioning

Henrik Sørensen
Technical University of Denmark
Risø National Laboratory, Optics and Plasma Research Dept.
Roskilde, Denmark

Poster title: Chip based in situ interferometric method for detection of cardiac markers


The following institutions or organizations support the graduate summer school:

Azpect Photonics, Sweden

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Biolitec, Germany

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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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Thorlabs Sweden, Sweden/US

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SPIE, United States


17 AUGUST 2022