Biophotonics 09 Group Photo

Biophotonics '09

The 4th International Graduate Summer School Biophotonics '09 held in June 2009 at Backafallsbyn on the island Ven emphasised imaging in the medical context, while also teaching the basics of light-tissue interaction and its applications. 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 4th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '09 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 2009

Sebastian Berning 
Sebastian Berning received the Best Poster Award 2009
(Profs. Stefan Andersson-Engels (left)) sponsored by
Thorlabs Sweden AB.

Sebastian Berning
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Göttingen 37077, Germany

Poster title: Developing STED microscopy for deep imaging

Honorable Mentioning

Torsten Frosch
University Jena
Physical Chemistry
Jena 07743, Germany

Poster title: Raman spectroscopic investigation of drug-target-interactions

Honorable Mentioning

Anita Gollmer
University of Aarhus
Department of Chemistry
Aarhus 8000 C, Denmark

Poster title: Detection of singlet oxygen using fluorescent chemical traps in sub-cellular domains of a single cell

Honorable Mentioning

Pier-Anne Lachance
University of Texas Health Science Center
Institute of Molecular Medicine Center for Molecular Imaging
Houston 77030 TX, United States

Poster title: Validation of IRDye800 conjugated peptides imaging agent targeted to integrin α9 for optical imaging of lymphangiogenesis

Honorable Mentioning

William Lo
University of Toronto
Department of Medical Biophysics
Toronto M5G 2M9, Canada

Poster title: Hardware-accelerated MC Simulation for PDT Treatment Planning using FPGAs and GPUs

Honorable Mentioning

Tilman Schmoll
Medical University Vienna
Center of Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Vienna 1090, Austria

Poster title: In-vivo Assessment of Photoreceptor Response with Functional Optical Coherence Microscopy

Biophotonics '09

BIOP Graduate School, Denmark

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Danish Optical Society, Denmark

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European Optical Society

Lund Laser Centre, Sweden

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NKT Photonics, Denmark

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Optical Society of America endorses Biophotonics 09

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

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SPIE Europe


Thorlabs Sweden AB

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TOPTICA Photonics AG


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