ECBO 2021—European Conferences on Biomedical Optics

In focus: A forum for medical and biomedical researchers who work with optics and photonics, sharing advancements in imaging, diagnostics, and therapeutics for clinical use.

ECBO 2021—European Conferences on Biomedical Optics is organized by OSA—The Optical Society.

Presentations will cover basic science, novel technology and applications in the areas of advanced microscopy, clinical and biomedical spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging, molecular imaging, neurophotonics and optogenetics, optical coherence tomography and other coherence techniques, therapeutic laser applications, laser-tissue interactions, opto-acoustic methods, and other novel biophotonics techniques.

Sponsored by OSA and SPIE, the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) bring together scientists, engineers, and clinicians who work with optics and photonics to solve problems in medicine and biomedicine..


General Chairs

  • Ronald Sroka, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • Alex Vitkin, Ontario Cancer Institute, Ontario, Canada

Program Chairs

  • Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Wang-Yuhl (William) Oh, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, Daejeon, Republic Of Korea
  • Peter T. C. So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

Conference topics

Translational Biophotonics: Diagnostics & Therapeutics Zhiwei Huang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lothar Lilge, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging Davide Contini, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Yoko Hoshi, Hamamatsu University, Hamamatsu City, Japan
Thomas O'Sullivan, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA
Emerging Technologies for Cell and Tissue Characterization Arjen Amelink, TNO, Den Haag, Netherlands
Seemantini Nadkarni, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Advances in Microscopic Imaging Emmanuel Beaurepaire, CNRS / Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Adela Ben-Yakar, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Yongkeun Paul Park, Korea Advanced Inst. of Science & Tech, Daejeon, Republic Of Korea
Opto-Acoustic Methods and Applications in Biophotonics Chulhong Kim, Postech, Pohang, Republic of Korea
Jan Laufer, Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany
Roger Zemp, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Optical Coherence Imaging Techniques and Imaging in Scattering Media Benjamin Vakoc, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Maciej Wojtkowski, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warszawa, Poland
Yoshiaki Yasuno, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Plenary speakers

  • Optoacoustic imaging: a new era for the optical method.
    Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technische Universität München & Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

About the organizers

ECBO 2021 is organized by OSA and sponsored by SPIE and OSA.

About OSA

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.

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About SPIE

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is a not-for-profit educational society organized to advance emerging light-based technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, career development, and advocacy.

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