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SPIE Professional October 2016

Winter College on Optics to stress advanced techniques for bioimaging

The 2017 Winter College on Optics at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, will focus on microscopy, spectroscopy, and other advanced optical techniques for biomaging in life and environmental sciences.

The annual Winter College will be held 13-24 February 2017, following a preparatory school 6-10 February. The application deadline is 16 October.

ICTP logoAimed at training optics and photonics researchers from developing countries but also open to students and post-doctoral scientists from developed countries, the Winter College will promote new theoretical and experimental methods, concepts, instruments, measurement techniques and data-analysis routines for both laboratory and industrial applications of microscopy, spectroscopy, and related techniques.

Topics of lectures and hands-on sessions include optical tweezers, photothermal spectroscopy, biosensing by surface plasmon resonance, thin films, speckle interferometry, and mobile-phone-based fluorescent microscopy for sensing and diagnostics.

SPIE is a long-time cosponsor of the Winter College on Optics. Other sponsors are the International Commission for Optics (ICO), the Optical Society (OSA), the European Optical Society (EOS), Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica (SIOF), and the International Society on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS).

As a sponsor, SPIE will once again provide poster prizes for those presenting their research under the Laser, Atomic, and Molecular Physics (LAMP) program as well as complimentary access to the SPIE Digital Library for participants.

Codirectors and organizers for the 2017 Winter College on Optics are:

  • Humberto Cabrera of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (Venezuela) who will direct the hands-on sessions
  • SPIE Fellow Maria Luisa Calvo of Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • SPIE Fellow Alberto Diaspro of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
  • Viktor Lysiuk from V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)
  • Nicoletta Tosa of the National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (Romania).

Local organizers in Italy are SPIE member Joe Niemela of the ICTP; Miltcho Danailov from Elettra; and Dan A. Cojoc of the Institute of Materials (IOM).

FInd more information on the 2017 ICTP Winter College on Optics.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201610.10

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