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Biophotonics '17

The 8th International Graduate Summer School Biophotonics '17 held in June 2017 at Backafallsbyn on the Island of Ven emphasised the importance of bringing the developed technologies to the clinics, and the clinical needs. 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 8th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '17 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

List of lecturers

Poster Winners

Posterprize 2017 
Katarina Svanberg (right) and Peter E. Andersen (left) proudly presenting this year's SPIE poster prize winners (from left to right):
Best poster: Aleksandra Klimas
2nd places (in no particular order): Eleni Dalaka, Jasmin Pape, Gerwin Osnabrugge, and Valeriya Perekatova


DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark

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The Irish Photonic Integration Centre

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SPIE, United States


Thorlabs, United States

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