ICM─International Congress Center
Munich, Germany
21 - 25 June 2015
Plenary Events
Hot Topics: Light for Life
Date: Sunday 21 June 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In celebration of the UNESCO International Year of Light, the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics will include a special Hot Topics session. This session, entitled Light for Life, will feature internationally renowned experts discussing the current status of their fields, emerging developments, and how these technologies are poised to improve the human condition.

Katarina Svanberg, Lund Univ. Hospital (Sweden)

Endoscopic OCT: what a long, strange trip it's been, Brett Bouma, Wellman Ctr. for Photomedicine, Harvard Univ. (USA)
Light at the cutting edge: towards a brighter future in surgical oncology, J. Quincy Brown, Tulane Univ. (USA)
Diffuse optical imaging: the future is bright, Hamid Deghani, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Imaging under a new light: real time multispectral optoacoustic mesoscopy, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH (Germany)
Multi scale optical brain imaging, Francesco Pavone, European Lab. for Non-linear Spectroscopy (Italy)
Linear and nonlinear wide field coherent microscopic imaging, Peter So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Hot optics in clinical light application, Ronald Sroka, Laser-Forschungslabor (Germany)
Photon mayhem: novel polarized light methods for accurate tissue assessment, Alex Vitkin, Ontario Cancer Institute (Canada)
International Year of Light Plenary Session
Date: Sunday 21 June 2015
Time: 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Nobel Laureate Speakers

Attendees are invited to hear two of the scientists who shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and to celebrate their ground-breaking work that has brought optical microscopy into the nano dimension and allowed scientists to visualize the pathways of individual molecules inside living cells.

Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute Göttingen
2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

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World of Photonics Congress Opening and Plenary
Date: Monday 22 June 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The opening plenary will be given by Federico Capasso, Harvard Univ.

ECBO Plenary Session
Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rainer Leitgeb, Medizinische Univ. Wien (Austria)

14.00 to 14.15 Welcome and Student Award Presentations
Student award sponsors:

14.15 to 14.50

Shifting the Paradigm in Modern Light Microscopy: Light Sheet-based Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM, SPIM, DSLM)

Ernst H. K. Stelzer, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Univ. Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Abstract: In contrast to epi-fluorescence microscopy, azimuthally arranged light sheet-based fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) uses at least two independently operated lenses for illumination and detection. A single/selective plane illumination microscope (SPIM) employs a cylindrical lens to generate a static light sheet while beam scanning LSFM (DSLM) move a laser beam vertically that overlaps with the focal plane of the detection lens. Optical sectioning and no photo-toxic damage or photo-bleaching outside a small volume close to the focal plane are intrinsic properties of LSFM. It takes full advantage of fast and sensitive camera technologies. Applications include developmental, three-dimensional and plant biology.

Biography: Formerly at EMBL and now a Professor in Frankfurt since 2011, Stelzer contributed to conventional, confocal, 4Pi- and theta-microscopy fluorescence microscopy, optical tweezers and levitation, laser ablation and light sheet-based fluorescence microscopy. He published +220 papers and several patents securing the IP of at least three commercially available optical instruments.

14.50 to 15.25

Laser Spectroscopy Applied to Medicine, Ecology, and the Environment

Sune Svanberg, Lund University (Sweden) and South China Normal University (China)

Biography: Dr. Svanberg has supervised a large number of graduate students to their PhD in Physics. He is the co-author of more than 600 scientific papers and over 30 patents and patent applications, has had scientific collaboration with major international companies and helped in the formation of several spin-off companies. He arranged several workshops for physicists in developing countries, where realistic experimental set-ups based on diode lasers and light emitting diodes were integrated for applications at their home universities within the fields of medicine, environment and agriculture. Dr. Svanberg has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences (and during 10 years a member of its Nobel Committee for Physics; two years as chairman), the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences; and is a Fellow of several professional societies, including OSA and SPIE.

15.25 to 15.30
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