Invited Speakers 

  • Peter E. Andersen, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
  • Paola Borri, Cardiff University, Cardiff (UK)
    Shedding new light on cells with coherent multiphoton microscopy
  • Ralf Brinkmann, Universität zu Lübeck, Lübeck, (Germany)
    Automatic Temperature Guided Retinal Photocoagulation
  • Roberto Corradini, University of Parma, Parma (Italy)
    Ultrasensitive DNA detection by PNA-modified Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs)
  • Chiara Dall'Asta, University of Parma, Parma (Italy)
    Smart sensors for food safety: opportunities and challenges
  • Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews,St Andrews, Scotland, (UK)
    Accelerating Progress in Light Sheet Microscopy
  • Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia e Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova (Italy)
    4D Nanoscopy 2.0
  • Sergio Fantini, Tuft University, Boston (USA)
    Coherent hemodynamics spectroscopy for quantitative measurements of cerebral blood flow and autoregulation
  • Martin Frenz, University of Bern, Bern (Switzerland)
    Quantitative spectrally resolved optoacoustic imaging 
  • Ambra Giannetti, Institute of Applied Physics-CNR, Florence (Italy)
    Molecular switches for sensing in cells: let's light up the "œdark matter" of the genome 
  • Sheng-Lung Huang, National Taiwan University, Taipei (Taiwan)
    Functional optical coherence tomography on human skin with cellular resolution
  • Andrei Kabashin, CNRS - Aix-Marseille University, Marseille (France)
    Ultrapure laser-synthesized nanomaterials for biomedical applications
  • Martin J. Leahy, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway (Ireland)
    Human microcirculation imaging
  • Peter B. Luppa, Technische Universität München, Munich (Germany)
    Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors to Detect Autoantibodies in Human Plasma – Potentials for Diagnostic Applications
  • Letizia Allegra Mascaro, Lens-University of Florence, Florence (Italy)
    Optical brain imaging
  • Paolo Matteini, Institute of Applied Physics-CNR, Florence (Italy)
    Opportunities with light-responsive plasmonic nanomaterials and graphene in therapy and sensing
  • Dennis L. Matthews, UC Davis, Sacramento (USA)
    Case Studies in Technology Transfer: Structured Illumination Microscopes (SIM) and the Personal Blood Count Monitor (PBC)
  • Francesco Merola, Istituto di Cibernetica "E. Caianiello"-CNR, Naples (Italy)
    Red Blood Cell as Optfluidic Tuneable Lens
  • Igor Meglinski, University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand) 
    Cloud Monte Carlo based platform for the needs of Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics
  • Heidi Ottevaere, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (Belgium)
    Photonics-enhanced polymer optofluidic chips: from high-tech prototyping platform to applications
  • Jean-Marie Parel, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami (USA)
  • Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Trento (Italy)
    Biosensing with silicon photonics
  • Karsten Plamann, ENSTA ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France)
    Corneal Transparency, Light Scattering and Coherence Loss
  • Juergen Popp, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena (Germany)
    Clinical Raman Spectroscopy
  • Alexander Priezzhev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russia)
    Optical assessment of blood microrheology in norm, disease and at interaction with nanoparticles
  • Ivo Rendina, Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems, Naples (Italy)
    Plasmon and plasmon-like nanophotonics for biosensing
  • Marco Ruggeri, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami (USA)
    Dynamic imaging of human eye accommodation with optical coherence tomography
  • David D. Sampson, The University of Western Australia, Crawley (Australia)
    Strategies for micro-scale tissue characterisation: Needles, elastography, fluorescence, and parametric imaging
  • Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, INSERM, Palaiseau (France)
    In situ quantitation of collagen fibrils size via absolute measurements of SHG signals
  • Natan Shaked, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel)
    New methods for acquiring the 3-D structure and contents of live cells without labeling
  • Emil N. Sobol, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk (Russia)
    Magnetite Nanoparticles for Optical Diagnostics and Laser Regeneration of Cartilage
  • Janis Spigulis, University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
    Optical techniques for distant assessment of human skin
  • Giuseppe Spoto, University of Catania, Catania (Italy)
    Advanced surface plasmon resonance imaging methods for genomic DNA detection
  • Tong Sun, City University London, London (UK) 
    Optimization of metal nano-materials for the development of LSPR-based optical fibre sensors
  • Katarina Svanberg, Lund University, Lund (Sweden)
    Applications of Laser Spectroscopy to Meet Challenges in Medicine
  • Stefano TaccheoSwansea University, Swansea (UK)
  • Valery Tuchin, Saratov State University, Saratov (Russia)
    Tissue optical clearing: new prospects in optical imaging and therapy
  • Giannis Zacharakis, FORTH-IESL, Heraklion (Greece)
    Biophotonics and Molecular Imaging: looking at biological function and disease from cells to whole organisms
  • Elena Zagaynova, Nizhny Novgorod State medical academy, Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
    Fluorescent imaging of tumor metabolic state