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This Conference is FREE, advance registration is essential as places are limited to 60.

Conference: Advances in photonic tools and techniques for the life sciences, 9th April, University College London - registration now open.

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Significant advances in the development of optical techniques have led to an ever increasing role of photonics in the study of various problems in the life sciences, in medicine, clinical sciences, neurophysiology etc. Researchers are continually looking for better ways to analyse complex processes and photonics underpins many promising approaches for medical diagnosis, drug development & other clinical and life science applications.

Attend this event to broaden your knowledge in the world of photonics by attending a key meeting for (bio)photonics technologies. The technical committee have commented that this international quality 'invited' programme include presentations by eminent and leading UK research scientists. It is an event not to be missed.

Register to attend now.



Introduction and welcome
Dr Cyril Renaud of the programme committee.

Session 1
Optical, Photoacoustic and Diffuse Tomography
  Chairs: Ilias Tachtsidis & Christopher Dunsby


Tomography in medical imaging -

Prof Simon Arridge, Professor of Image Processing, Centre for Medical Image Computing, Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London


Application of Diffuse Optical Imaging in Breast Cancer Characterization and Neuroimaging -

Dr Hamid Dehghani, Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging, School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham.


Biomedical photoacoustic imaging for the life sciences -

Prof. Paul Beard, Professor of Biomedical Photoacoustics, Dept. Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London


- refreshment break -
Session 2
Optical Therapy and Diagnostics
  Chairs: Ilias Tachtsidis & Christopher Dunsby


Light-sensitive ion channels and transporters: prospects for treatment of
epilepsy -
Prof Dimitri Kullmann, Professor of Neurology, Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London


Quantitative Contrast Imaging in Oral Medicine -

Dr Oluyori Adegun, Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and the London School of Medicine
and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London


Shedding New Light on Living Systems with Nonlinear Optics -

Dr Julian Moger, Senior Lecturer in Biological Physics, University of Exeter


- lunch break -

Session 3
Frontiers of Microscopy & Super-Resolution
  Chairs: Ilias Tachtsidis & Christopher Dunsby


Fluorescence lifetime imaging across the scales -

Prof Paul French, Photonics Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College London


Using the mouth as a model for optical diagnostic technologies
Dr Frederic Festy, Senior Lecturer, Dental Institute, King's College London


Adaptive optics from microscopy to nanoscopy
Dr Martin Booth, EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, Optical Microscopy Group, University of Oxford


Bayesian approach to super-resolution microscopy
Dr Susan Cox, Fellow, Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics, King's College London


end of meeting -


About the 2012 meeting

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Commenting on the meeting, Dr Simon Schultz of Imperial College London said, “There has been an excellent attendance throughout the day, the topic was of great interest, a really successful day all round with interesting speakers and visitors”.

Antony Hurden of Grounded Innovation commented, “The meeting has been a real eye opener with the range of stimulating presentations showing how photonics and other academic disciplines collaborate and successfully tackle diverse and complicated issues. Many thanks for an excellent day!"

Applied Scintilation Laboratories

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors



Dr Christopher Dunsby, Photonics, Department of Physics and the Division of Experimental Medicine in the Department of Medicine. Imperial College London.

Dr Pete Tomlins, Centre for Diagnostic and Oral Sciences. Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Ilias Tachtsidis,
Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, University College London

Dr Cyril Renaud
, Ultra-fast Photonics Laboratory, University College London

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