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    1st International Biophotonics Meeting in Israel
    Dates: 9-11 December 2012
    Location: Rosenblatt Auditorium, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Dear participants,

    We are glad to learn that the situation in Israel is calm again. We are continuing with our preparation for the meeting, which will take place as planned.

    We have an exciting program and we are looking forward to seeing you in Tel-Aviv on December 9-11.

    Bruce Tromberg and Israel Gannot

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    Coupon code: TaUc2012

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    Biophotonics is a major field in Israel: at the Israeli academy, in hospitals, and in industry. Leading biophotonics companies have been established and operate in Israel. In addition, there are a large number of Israeli start-up companies that develop cutting-edge biophotonics technologies. The entrepreneurial nature of the country stimulates translational research in this field.

    Supported by SPIE, the 1st International Biophotonics meeting in Israel (BPI2012) will gather globally renowned scientists from around the world, Israeli scientists and clinicians, as well as industrialists and entrepreneurs. This group will present their work and discuss open issues in the field, while exposing the up-to-date research at the frontier to local students, researchers, and industrial research and development representatives. The meeting aims to strengthen connections and trigger bi-national and multi-national research collaborations.

    Presentations will be given orally and in poster format. Social meetings, student-mentor events, and a tour in Israel are planned as well.

    The Biophotonics community will honor Prof. Abraham Katzir for his leadership and achievements and in the field of Lasers in Medicine and biology.

    A special issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics will be dedicated to papers presented in the meeting.

    Israeli Ministry of Science and Tel-Aviv University


    IsraelTel Aviv UniversityUniv. of California/Irvine

    Industrial Sponsors:



    New Technology (Gold sponsor)

    Ormin Medical


    Other Sponsors:
    Ammo Engineering, Rosh Electro-optics

    Symposium chairs:

    Bruce Tromberg (University of California, Irvine, CA) and Israel Gannot (Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel)

    Scientific director:

    Natan T. Shaked (Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel)

    Scientific committee:

    Ibrahim Abdul-Halim (Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheba, Israel), Samuel Achilefu (Washington University, St. Louis, MO), Irving Bigio (Boston University, Boston, MA), Claude Boccara (Institut Langevin, Laboratoire d'Optique ESPCI-ParisTech, Paris, France), Brett Bouma (Harvard University, Boston, MA), Haim Danenberg (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel); Amir Gandjbakhche (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD), Gabi Iddan (Given Imaging, Yoqneam, Israel), Steven Jacques, (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR), Duco Jansen (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN), Jana Kainerstorfer, (Tufts Univ. ), Jin Kang (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD), Xingde Li (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD), Jessica Ramella-Roman (Catholic University, Washington, DC), Yael Roichman (Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel), Eric Seibel (University of Washington, Seattle, WA), Adam Wax (Duke University, Durham, NC), Lihong Wang (Washington University, St. Louis, MO), Dvir Yelin (Technion, Haifa, Israel), Ze'ev Zalevsky (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel).

    Keynote speaker:

    Steven L. Jacques (Oregon Health & Science University, Depts. of Biomedical Engineering & Dermatology)


    Conference invited speakers:

    Irving Bigio, Boston University

    Daniel Palanker, Stanford University

    Gabriel Idan, Given Imaging

    For assistance, please contact Annie Gerstl, SPIE (, or call +1 360 676 3290. SPIE hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm Pacific Time.

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    Supported by the SPIE