Past Event Overview

This 7th NIH workshop brought together experts in the diagnosis and treatment of several important health issues we face today. The format will include lectures by top people in the biophotonics field, as well as panels of experts addressing the needs for imaging brain injury (panel 1) and the need for standardization (panel 2) of optical methods.

NIH 2011 was a great opportunity to join with others to be at the forefront of efforts to discover and develop the latest light-based tools for applications to diagnose and treat disease and apply technologies to address cures in the following areas:

  • Brain
  • Eye
  • Breast
  • Image guided intervention / surgery
  • Minimally invasive technologies
  • Microcirculation
  • Molecular Probes and Targets

This event was dedicated to and in memory of Britton Chance and Mamoru Tamura.

Britton Chance    Mamoru Tamura


Workshop Chairs

Amir Gandjbakche

    Amir Gandjbakhche,
   National Institutes of Health




 Bruce Tromberg

    Bruce Tromberg,
    Univ. of California/Irvine



Workshop Technical Coordinator
             Jana Kainerstorfer

    Jana Kainerstorfer,
    National Institutes of Health


Program Committee

Sam Achilefu, Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis
Houston Baker, National Cancer Institute 
Albert-Claude Boccara, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (France)
Victor Chernomordik, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Stavros Demos, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Israel Gannot, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Enrico Gratton, Univ. of California, Irvine
Jeremy Hebden, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, Columbia Univ.
Jay Knutson, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Alan Koretsky, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Xingde Li, The Johns Hopkins Univ.
Dennis Matthews, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Nicole Morgan, NIH Division of Bioengineering and Physical Science
Josh Pfefer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College
Kambiz Pourrezaei, Drexel Univ.
Jessica Ramella-Roman, The Catholic Univ. of America
John Schotland, Univ. of Michigan
Behrouz Shabestari, National Institutes of Health
Paul Smith, NIH Division of Bioengineering and Physical Science
Mamoru Tamura, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Martin van der Mark, Philips Research (Netherlands)
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Duke Univ.
Yantian Zhang, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering