Optical Bioimaging
Martin Frenz, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Bern, Switzerland
Ilya Turchin, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia
Alex Vitkin, University of Toronto, Canada


  • Coherence domain optical methods and optical coherence tomography
  • Optical diffuse spectroscopy/tomography
  • Fluorescence imaging
  • Multiphoton and super-resolution microscopy in the biomedical sciences
  • Optoacoustic imaging

Scientific Secretary
Pavel Subochev
Institute of Applied Physics RAS
46 Uljanov str., 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Invited speakers   

H. Gunhan Akarcay
University of Bern, Switzerland
Optical extinction measurements on strongly scattering samples by way of imaging

Stefan Andersson-Engels
Irish  Photonic Integration Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland

Ultrasound Optical Tomography

Walter Assmann
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany

The sound of protons – ion acoustic range monitoring in proton therapy

Wolfgang Becker
Becker&Hickl GmbH, Germany

(Plenary Talk)

David Boas
Neurophotonics Center, Boston University, Martinos Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Optical imaging of oxygen delivery and consumption: Novel physiological insights and guiding interpretation of BOLD fMRI
(Plenary talk)

Zhongping Chen
Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, USA

Advances in Optical Coherence Elastography

Kishan Dholakia
University of St Andrews, UK


New studies in light sheet and multimodal imaging

Matthew O'Donnell
University of Washington, USA


Light and sound: Integrating photonics with ultrasonics for biomedical applications (Plenary talk)

Jörg Enderlein
Drittes Physikalisches Institut – Biophysik Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany

Metal induced energy transfer and axial superresolution microscopy
Maria Angela Franceschini
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Clinical monitoring of Cerebral Oxygen Delivery & Consumption
with Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy

Martin Frenz
University of Bern, Switzerland


Quantitative optoacoustic imaging

Mikhail Kirillin
Institute of Applied Physics RAS, N.Novgorod, Russia

Optical coherence tomography in pathology recognition and monitoring of photodynamic therapy: benefits from numerical processing in clinical applications

Karsten König
University of Saarland, Germany


Clinical multiphoton/CARS tomography of skin, brain and eye

Kirill Larin
University of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Optical Coherence Elastography of soft tissues

Marcel Leutenegger
Max Plank Institute of Biophysical Chemistry,
Department of NanoBiophotonics,
Göttingen, Germany

Parallelized RESOLFT nanoscopy

Igor Meglinski
University of Oulu, Finland

Towards application of angular momentum of light for tissue diagnosis
Seemantini Nadkarni
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School, USA

Intracoronary birefringence microscopy of atherosclerotic plaque

Guenther Paltauf
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria

Overcoming the trade-off between depth of field and lateral resolution in scanning photoacoustic imaging with focused detectors

Daniel Razansky
Technical University of Munich, Germany

The promise of large-scale brain imaging with optoacoustics

Peter So
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA


Valery Tuchin
Saratov National Research State University, Russia

Enhanced imaging of tissues by immersion clearing/contrasting: from x-ray to terahertz

Alex Vitkin
University of Toronto, Canada

Functional optical coherence tomography: preclinical and clinical updates from the Nizhny Novgorod -Toronto collaboration
Heidrun Wabnitz
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany

Performance characterization of instrumentation for diffuse optical imaging and spectroscopy

Vladimir Zharov
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA

Recent advances in in vivo flow cytometry