European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO)

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European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO)

12 - 16 May 2013
Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany
ECBO 2015 will be held 21-25 June in Munich, Germany and is managed by SPIE.

OSA will manage ECBO 2017. For information on this meeting, email

ECBO 2013 sponsored by OSA and SPIE, the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) brought together scientists, engineers, and clinicians who work with optics and photonics to solve problems in medicine and biomedicine. Almost 500 attendees from 42 countries viewed presentations covering novel technology and applications in the areas of advanced microscopy, clinical and biomedical spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging, molecular imaging, optical coherence tomography and other coherence techniques, therapeutic laser applications, laser-tissue interactions, opto-acoustic methods.


Topic Categories

  • Advanced Microscopy Techniques
  • Clinical & Biomedical Spectroscopy & Imaging
  • Diffuse Optical Imaging
  • Opto-Acoustic Methods & Applications
  • Novel Biophotonic Techniques and Applications
  • Optical Coherence Tomography & Coherence Techniques
  • Medical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions
  • Neurophotonics
  • Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics (HNODS-specific)
View the full description of each topic.

General Chairs

Irene Georgakoudi, Tufts Univ., USA
Peter Andersen, Technical Univ of Denmark, Denmark

Program Chairs
Jürgen Popp, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany
Andreas Hielscher, Columbia University, USA


Plenary Speakers

Optical Imaging of Radiation Dose In Vivo, Brian Pogue, Dartmouth College, USA

Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and Metrology for Cell Biology, High Content Analysis and Clinical Diagnosis, Paul French, Imperial College London, UK

Invited Speakers

Fully Quantitative Intrinsic Fluorescence Measurements in Turbid Media Using A Single Fiber, Arjen Amelink; Erasmus MC, Netherlands

Optical Detection Of Cancer And Precancerous Lesions of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract – Methods For Assessment Of Horizontal Extensions, Christoph Arens; University Hospital of Magdeburg, Germany

Oligonucleotide Switches And Nanomaterials For Intracellular Mrna Sensing, Francesco Baldini; IFAC-CNR, Italy

In-vivo Optical Spectroscopy In the Time-domain Beyond 1100 Nm, Ilaria Bargigia; Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography For Quantitative Assessment Of Tissue Properties

In the Rat Eye In Vivo
, Bernhard Baumann; Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Three-dimensional in Vivo Blood Flow Mapping in Tumors Using Optical Frequency Domain Imaging, David Blauvelt; Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Improved Precision in Optical Tweezers Via Squeezed Light, Warwick Bowen; The University of Queensland, Australia

Towards High-throughput Fluorescence Microscopy And Quantitative Pathology for Intra-operative
Identification of Residual Disease nn Cancer Surgery,
J. Quincy Brown; Tulane University, USA

Angio-OCT as a Noninvasive Tool for Three-dimensional Vascular Network Visualization in Retinal Diseases, Danuta Bukowska; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Focusing Light in Scattering Media by Photoacoustic-guided Wavefront Shaping, Thomas Chaigne; Institut Langevin, France

Narrowband Polarisation Endoscopy with LED Illumination, Neil Clancy; Imperial College London, Imperial College London, UK

Self-interference Fluorescence Microscopy: Three Dimensional Fluorescence Imaging Without Depth Scanning, Mattijs De Groot; VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Following the Brain Wires Using Electrons, Winfried Denk; Max-Planck-Institut f. med. Forschung, Germany

Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (msot) Imaging of Heterogeneity Within the Tumor Microenvironment, Wouter Driessen; iThera Medical, Helmholtz Zentrum München, USA

Monitoring Cell Differentiation And Infection Using Digital Holographic Microscopy, Andrew Ekpenyong; University of Cambridge, Technische Universität Dresden, UK

Optical Imaging Systems for Oral Cancer Detection and Diagnosis: A Global Perspective, Ann Gillenwater; University of Texas, USA

Quantitative Phase Contrast Optical Coherence Microscopy for Imaging Live Cell Dynamics, Branislav Grajciar; Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Monitoring Hemodynamics and Oxygenation of the Kidney in Rats Using Near-infrared Spectroscopy, Dirk Grosenick; Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany

Photoacoustic Imaging of Breast Tumor Vascularization: A Comparison with MRI and Histopathology, Michelle Heijblom; University of Twente, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Netherlands

Photodynamic Therapy and Photochemical Internalization in Head and Neck Cancer Management: An Overview, Colin Hopper; UCL Eastman, UK

Real-time Acousto-optic and Ultrasound Measurement for Bimodal Imaging of Small Animals, Jean-Pierre Huignard; Independent Consultant

Hyperspectral Microscopy for Chemical Mapping of Single Erythrocytes Infected by Malaria Parasites, Jeeseong Hwang; National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

The use of Photoacoustic Tomography in Vascular Targeted Therapy to Determine Vessel Regrowth Following Treatment, Sean  Johnson; University College London, USA

Optical Resolution Imaging in the Diffusive Regime with Time-reversal Of Variance-encoded Light (trove), Benjamin Judkewitz; California Institute of Technology, USA

Gold Nanoparticle Mediated Laser Transfection for High-throughput Antisense Applications, Stefan Kalies; Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany

Combination of Optical Micromanipulation with Raman Spectroscopy for Cell Sorting, Christoph Krafft; Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany

Optical Detection of Cancer and Precancerous Lesions of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract – Methods for Assessment of Vertical Extensions, Marcel Kraft; Kantonsspital Baselland, USA

Dual Modality Breast Imaging Combining Near Infrared Spectral Tomography and Digital X-ray Tomosynthesis, Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy; Dartmouth College, USA

Structural Characterization of Human Cornea Using Polarization-resolved Shg Microscopy, Gaël Latour; Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, INSERM U696, Univsersité Paris Sud, CNRS, France

Assessment of Brain Perfusion in Post-traumatic Brain Injury Patients by Time-resolved Optical Monitoring of Icg Inflow, Adam Liebert; Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Poland

Towards Point-of-care Pathology for Brain Tumor Resection, Jonathan Liu; SUNY Stony Brook, USA

Sers-coded Nanoparticles for Multiplexed Molecular Endoscopy of the Esophagus, Jonathan Liu; SUNY Stony Brook, USA

Multicolor Two-photon Imaging Using Wavelength Mixing, Pierre Mahou; Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences, USA

A Non-contact Time-domain Scanning Brain Imaging System: First In-vivo Results, Mikhail Mazurenka; Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany

The Use of Circularly Polarized Light and its Helicity for Tissue Diagnostics, Igor Meglinski; University of Otago, New Zealand

Ultrafast Force-clamp Spectroscopy to Probe Laci-dna Interactions, Carina Monico; LENS, European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy, USA

3D Static Elastography and Shear Wave Imaging Using Full Field OCT, Amir Nahas; Langevin Institute, LLtech, France

In Living Motion:  Imaging Cellular Dynamics And Function Inside Live Three-dimensional Tissues, David Nolte; Purdue University, USA

Image-scanning Focal Modulation Microscopy for Rapid Imaging of Thick Biological Tissues, Shilpa Pant; National University of Singapore, Singapore

Real Time Quantitative Phase Imaging for Blood Screening Applications, Gabriel Popescu; Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Inverse Scattering Using Slim, Gabriel Popescu; Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Towards In Vivo Acousto-optic Measurement Using Speckle Contrast AO., Steffen Resink; University of Twente, USA

Visualizing a Cytostatic Drug and Probing Apoptosis of Cancer Cells, Herbert Schneckenburger; Hochschule Aalen, Germany

Optical Identification of Subjects at High Risk For Developing Breast Cancer, Paola Taroni; Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Physics of Temporal Pulse-to-pulse Interaction and its Consecution to Future Generation Ophthalmic Laser Systems, Nadine Tinne; Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany

Sensitivity Improvement of an All-fibre Computerized Optical Fluorescence Setup Using Dual Fibre Probes, Frederique Vanholsbeeck; University of Auckland, New Zealand

Characterization of the Bruise Healing Process  Using Pulsed Photothermal Radiometry, Luka Vidovic; Jozef Stefan Institute, USA

Characterization of Coronary Plaques with Polarization Sensitive Optical Frequency Domain Imaging, Martin Villiger; Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

In Vivo Quantification of Hepatic Microvascular Flow Characteristics Using Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging, Jie Yan; Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, USA

Poster Sessions
Monday 13 May, 12:30-14:30 and Tuesday 14 May, 12:00-14:00
Foyer ICM, Ground Floor/First Floor, Congress Centre
Poster sessions will be held Monday (12:30-14:30) and Tuesday (12:00-14:00) on the ground and first level of the ICM. Each session will represent a different set of posters.  In addition to the poster sessions, several poster presenters from selected conferences will give an oral preview of their posters. Poster previews will consist of brief oral presentations accompanied by one slide (Monday 13 May, 11:00-12:45 in Room 11, first Floor ICM and Tuesday 14 May, 10:30-12:00 in Exhibition Hall B1, 1st Floor, Room Hertz).

Opening of Hall Ceremony and Get-Together Reception
Monday 13 May, 18:00-19:30
Foyer, Ground Floor, Congress Center
Join all Congress participants at this reception to initiate the opening of the Exhibition Hall.  The Get-Together Reception is sponsored by OSA.

Hot Topics ECBO Postdeadline Session
Tuesday 14 May, 18:00-19:30
Room 5, ICM Ground Floor
The ECBO 2013 Technical Program Committee accepted a limited number of postdeadline papers for presentation.  The purpose of the postdeadline sessions is to give participants the opportunity to hear new and significant material in rapidly advancing areas. Only those papers judged to be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness were accepted.  Light snacks will be served.

Herbert Walther Award Presentation and Lecture
Award Presentation (during CLEO/Europoe-IQEC Plenary Session)
Tuesday 14 May, 10:30-12:30
Room 1, Ground Floor/1st Floor, Congress Center (ICM)
Award Lecture
Tuesday 14 May, 16:00-16:30
Room 14a, ICM

ECBO Reception
Wednesday 15 May, 18:30-20:00
Koniglicher Hirschgarten, Hirschgarten 1, 80639 München, +49 89 17999119 · +49 89 17999117
All ECBO registrants are invited to participate in this reception at the Koniglicher Hirschgarten in Munich.  Guests of registered attendees may attend by purchasing tickets before 12.00 on Monday, 13 May, at the registration desk for USD 75 (€55).

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Partnered Meeting:

Head and Neck Optical
Diagnostics (HNODS)