Clinical and Translational Biophotonics

Image Credit: Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University


Clinical and Translational Biophotonics focuses on the development and application of optical techniques for clinical applications. The meeting will span clinical diagnostic, surgical guidance and therapeutic approaches that use light, with applications ranging from cancer to ophthalmology and global health.

The meeting will also include technologies for in-vivo laboratory disease research including contrast agent development and intravital microscopy in animal models.

Presented work will include reports of novel and developing technologies for clinical applications, demonstrations of clinical applications and clinical trial results, with presenters encouraged to share their experiences relating to the challenges of clinical translation. Events will include panel discussions and networking forums to develop skills and expertise for clinical translation, FDA and regulatory hurdles and fundraising.

Committee Members

  • Stefan Andersson Engels, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland , Chair
  • Thomas Wang, University of Michigan, United States , Chair
  • Laura Marcu, University of California Davis, United States , Program Chair
  • David Sampson, University of Western Australia, Australia , Program Chair
  • J. Quincy Brown, Tulane University, United States
  • Daniel Elson, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Ewa Goldys, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Michalina Gora, CNRS, ICube Laboratory, France
  • Dimitris Gorpas, Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH, Germany
  • Frederic Leblond, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
  • Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University, United States
  • Lothar Lilge, Princess Margaret Hospital , Canada
  • Seemantini Nadkarni, Harvard Medical School, United States
  • Malini Olivo, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Singapore
  • Jennifer Phipps, University of California Davis, United States
  • Ronald Sroka, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Germany
  • Alex Vitkin, Ontario Cancer Institute , Canada
  • Karin Wardell, Linköpingf University, Dept Biomed Eng., Sweden
  • Adam Wax, Duke University, United States
  • Victor Yang, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada
  • Elena Zagaynova, Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia
Image Credit:
Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University


Stefan Andersson Engels

Tyndall National Institute, IRELAND

Thomas Wang

University of Michigan, UNITED STATES

Laura Marcu

University of California Davis, UNITED STATES
Program Chair

David Sampson

University of Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
Program Chair


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