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:


Best Poster Presentation Award 2015

Sandra Tamosaityte 
Sandra Tamosaityte (2nd from right) receives the best poster presentation award 2015 from Katarina Svanberg.

Sandra Tamosaityte
Vilnius University
Faculty of Physics, General Physics and Spectroscopy
Vilnius, Lithuania

Poster title: Vibrational spectroscopy based imaging techniques provide biochemical information of effects of alginate hydrogel implants in spinal cord injury model

Second Prize 2015

Jacqueline Andreozzi 
Jacqueline Andreozzi (right) receives the second prize for the best poster presentation award 2015.

Jacqueline Andreozzi
Dartmouth College
Thayer School of Engineering
Hanover, NH, USA

Poster title: Exploring Cherenkov Imaging in the Radiotherapy Clinic: Applications and Challenges

Second Prize 2015

Jan Philip Kolb 
Jan Philip Kolb (2nd from left) receives the second prize for the best poster presentation award 2015.

Jan Philip Kolb
Universität zu Lübeck
Institute of Biomedical Optics
Lübeck, Germany

Poster title: Ophthalmic ultra-widefield MHz-OCT-imaging with up to 100° field of view

Second Prize 2015

Abel Swaan 
Abel Swaan (2nd from right) receives the second prize for the best poster presentation award 2015.

Abel Swaan
Academic Medical Center
Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Poster title: A novel optical biopsy probe design combining elastic scattering spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography

Second Prize 2015

Xinwen Yao 
Xinwen Yao (2nd from right) receives the second prize for the best poster presentation award 2015.

Xinwen Yao
Columbia University
Electrical Engineering
New York, NY, USA

Poster title: High-Resolution Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) System Optimized for Myocardial Imaging


DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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Lund Laser Centre, Sweden

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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



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Endorsements without financial support

EPIC, European Photonics Industry Consortium

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