Biophotonics 13 Group Photo

Biophotonics '13

The 6th International Graduate Summer School Biophotonics '13 held in June 2013 at Backafallsbyn on the Island of Ven emphasised superresolution microscopy and molecular imaging, while also educating about the state of the art in medical optical imaging. 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 6th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '13 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


Best Poster Presentation Award 2013

Posterprize ceremony 2013 
Best Poster Award ceremony (left to right): Peter E. Andersen,
Idan Steinberg (2nd prize), Kelsey Kennedy (2nd prize),
Kari Vienola (1st Prize), and Katarina Svanberg (SPIE)

Kari V. Vienola
Rotterdam Eye Hospital
Rotterdam Ophthalmic Institute
Rotterdam 3021 XW, The Netherlands

Poster title: Imaging of Optic Nerve Head With Motion Corrected OCT Using Tracking SLO

Second Prize 2013

Kelsey M. Kennedy
The University of Western Australia
Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
Crawley 6009, Australia

Poster title: Probing Elastic Contrast In Human Tissues Using Needle Optical Coherence Elastography

Second Prize 2013

Idan Steinberg
Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel

Poster title: Frequency Domain Photoacoustic Phase Measurements of the Acoustic Modes in Bone for the Early Detection and Diagnosis of Osteoporosis


Danish Optical Society (DOPS), Denmark

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DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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NKT Photonics A/S, Denmark

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Lund Laser Centre, Sweden

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

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SPIE, United States



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