Group Photo of the Biophotonics 2019 Class

Biophotonics '19

The 9th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '19 took place from 8th to 15th June 2019. Read Gavrielle Untracht's blogpost about it here.

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.

Poster Winners

The SPIE Best Poster Presentation Award 2019 goes to Samuel Streeter for the poster High Spatial Frequency Structured Light Imaging Texture Analysis for Rapid and Wide Field-of-View Surface Tissue Characterization.

Honourable mentions:
Igor Nahalka, Optical Imaging of Surface Chemistry and Dynamics in Confinement
Parastoo Afshari, Development of hybrid optical resolution optoacoustic and fluorescent imaging for early detection and staging of esophagus cancer
Elisabet Rank, OCT on a chip: Photonic integrated circuit based spectral and swept source OCT at 840nm for in vivo retinal diagnosis
Gerardo González-Cerdas, Compact MEMS probes for multi-modal endoscopic imaging


The 9th International Graduate summer school Biophotonics '19 covered the following topics:

  • Tissue Optics
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Photoacoustic Tomography
  • Diffuse Optics
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
  • Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy
  • Spectroscopy in Life Science
  • Shaped light for imaging and Micromanipulation
  • Optical Micromechanics
  • Fibre Supercontinuum Light Sources and Lasers
  • Strategies for Cancer Treatment using Lasers
  • Entrepreneurship in Photonics

List of lecturers

The following lecturers taught at Biophotonics '19:

  • CEO Dr. David Cuccia, PhD, Modulated Imaging Inc., Irvine, USA
    Keynote: Entrepreneurship in Biophotonics
  • Professor Jes Broeng, Technical University of Denmark
    Keynote: Innovation in Photonics
  • Professor Sune Svanberg, Lund University, Sweden
    Keynote: Spectroscopy in Life Science
  • Professor Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    Shaped Light for Imaging and Micromanipulation
  • Professor Wolfgang Drexler, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Optical Coherence Tomography: Technology and Applications
  • Professor Steven Jacques, Tufts University, USA
    Tissue Optics
  • Professor Seemantini Nadkarni, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Optical Micromechanics
  • Professor Brian Pogue, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, USA
    Diffuse Optics
  • Professor Eric Potma, University of California, Irvine, USA
    Biomolecular Imaging With Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy
  • Professor Melissa Skala, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    Fluorescence lifetime imaging
  • Professor Katarina Svanberg, Lund University, Sweden
    Strategies For Cancer Treatment Using Lasers And Photodynamic Therapy
  • Professor Roy Taylor, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Fibre Based Supercontinuum Sources and Lasers
  • Professor Lihong Wang, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Photoacoustic Tomography: Ultrasonically Breaking through the Optical Diffusion Limit


DTU, 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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NKT Photonics, Denmark

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SpectraCure, Sweden

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