The goal of this conference is to present novel, state-of-the-art work in non-invasive spectroscopic and imaging methods to detect the onset and progression of disease, including pre-malignancy and malignancy, and intra-operatively, and tissue and cells’ response to external conditions, including therapeutic intervention, unintended injury, and laser energy deposition. We are excited to introduce our LUMINARY KEYNOTE presentations for 2025:
  • Professor Brian Wilson on State of the Optical Biopsy
  • Professor Jürgen Popp on Raman in Biomedical Applications
  • Professor James Fuijmoto on OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)


  • Cutting edge papers are called for on the Quantum Optical Biopsy, Quantum Entanglement in Diagnostics, and the Optical Kerr Effect and THZ Raman. The conference will focus on work investigating the differences in single and multiphoton excitation optical signatures of normal and diseased tissues, and on understanding the underlying biochemical and structural changes of tissues and cells responsible for the observed spectroscopic signatures. There will also be a fast spectral data processing focus, with a view to real-time diagnostics through spectra, and including reservoir computing, biomimetic approaches, machine learning, and kernel methods, like SVMs (support-vector-machines). It is worth noting that this conference has hosted in recent years a number of contributions on the detection of disease using optical spectroscopy signatures of body fluids such as urine or blood plasma. As the field of metabolomics continues to grow, it is possible that “optical metabolomics” maybe a new frontier in the field of Optical Biopsy. Complex light, quantum effects and entanglement biomedical analysis of tissue, cells and structural components is a new thrust in Optical Biopsy.

    This conference covers a wide array of well-established optical techniques and novel approaches to diagnose tissues changes, including in vivo and ex vivo fluorescence spectroscopy, Stokes shift spectroscopy, spectral imaging, Raman spectroscopy, Stimulated Raman, resonance Raman, multiphoton and photonic methods to modify the tissue and body fluid properties or functions implemented in vivo or ex-vivo covering the technology development steps from bench-to-bedside, at the point of need. Compact pill smart spectral explorers, multi-spectral imagers, coherence effects, and hyper-spectral imaging will be highlighted and covered, in part, by speakers.

    Abstract due date extended to 1 September 2024.

    Topics include:

    Best Paper Awards
    1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a cash prize award of $300 along with their award certificate for best paper and oral presentations.

    Best Poster Award
    One award winner will receive a cash prize award of $300 along with their award certificate for best poster presentation.

    Award Sponsors: To be determined
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    Optical Biopsy XXIII: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis

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    Conference Chair
    The City College of New York (United States)
    Conference Chair
    The Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
    Conference Chair
    Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
    Conference Co-Chair
    Southern Connecticut State Univ. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
    Program Committee
    National Institutes of Health (United States)
    Program Committee
    Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States), Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
    Program Committee
    National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
    Program Committee
    Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of Oulu (Finland), Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
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    Carleton Univ. (Canada)
    Program Committee
    Davinci Applied Technologies Inc. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Cornell Univ. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Anna Univ., Chennai (India)
    Program Committee
    Caltech (United States)
    Program Committee
    Hunter College (United States)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
    Program Committee
    Corning Incorporated (United States)