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Brian Wilson IYL Presentation: Light and Health: How Biophotonics Can Help in the Fight Against Disease

A presentation from the International Year of Light opening ceremony in Paris.

23 February 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/3.201502.12

Brian Wilson (Ontario Cancer Institute)SPIE Member and 2014 SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award winner Brian Wilson explaines how biophontics can help in the fight against disease.

Wilson is Professor of Medical Biophysics at University of Toronto/University Health Network (Canada), where he directs a multidisciplinary program in the development and application of biophotonics for medical analytics, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Wilson has published over 400 scientific papers. He has held Visiting Professor positions at Harvard University/MGH and University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and is currently Professor-at-Large, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia.

He serves on numerous national and international research advisory committees, is a consultant to several Canadian, European and US biophotonics companies and is co-founder of three bioimaging/therapeutics companies