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Invited speakers (confirmed, updated list)

Plenary speakers:

Paul French, Imperial College, London, U.K.
Fluorescence lifetime imaging across the scales - from high content analysis to preclinical and clinical imaging

Vasilis Ntziachristos, Helmholtz-Zentrum München, Germany
A new look into biology with Multi-Spectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT)

Bruce Tromberg, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, Irvine, CA, USA
Engineering optical imaging technologies from benchtop to bedside


Invited speakers (confirmed, updated list):

Optical Coherence Tomography (Chair: P. Andersen, Denmark)

Rainer Leitgeb, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Keynote lecture)
Functional optical coherence tomography

Angelika Unterhuber, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Combined OCT and CARS for Functional Biophotonic Imaging

Kishan Dholakia, University of St.-Andrews, Scotland
OCT and Raman spectroscopy for cancerous colon lesions

Wolfgang Drexler, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Miniaturization of OCT

Kirill Larin, University of Houston, Texas, USA,
Assessing tissue biomechanical properties via shear-wave Optical Coherence Elastography

Ton van Leeuwen, AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Quantitative OCT signal analysis for tumor detection

Gregor Jemec, Copenhagen University, Denmark
OCT in dermatology

Peter Andersen, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
Light sources for OCT

Optoacoustics (Chair: M. Frenz, Switzerland)

Martin Frenz, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Bern, Switzerland (Keynote lecture)
Echo-mode speed of sound measurements for optoacoustic aberration correction

Ilya Turchin, Institute of Applied Physics, Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Fluorescent and photoacoustic whole-body imaging

Daniel Razansky, Technische Universität München, Germany
Imaging in five dimensions - real time volumetric multispectral optoacoustic tomography

Günther Paltauf, Institut für Physik, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria
Three-dimensional photoacoustic tomography with line detector arrays

Wiendelt Steenbergen, BMPI - BIOMEDICAL PHOTONIC IMAGING, University of Twente, Netherlands
Photoacoustic mammography: status, and steps towards quantitative imaging using acousto-optics

Matt O’Donnell, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, USA
Can photoacoustic systems have sufficient sensitivity and specificity for clinically relevant molecular imaging?  

Elastic Light Scattering / Manipulation of Particles (Chairs: A.V. Priezzhev, Russia, A. Chiou, Taiwan)

Benjamin Chu, Stony Brook University, NY, USA
Multi-Scaled Scattering of Bio-Macromolecular Solutions: Simultaneous Laser Cross Correlation and Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering

Alwin Kienle, ILM Ulm, Germany
Elastic light scattering: experiments, modelling, and applications

Sergei Nikitin, Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia,
Measurement of the statistical characteristics of nonuniform erythrocyte ensembles

Fazli Ataullakhanov, Vladimir Volkov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia,
New biological motor: laser tweezer measurements show that de-polymerizing microtubule generates up to 30 pN force

Arthur Chiou, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Optical Bio-microrheology

Alexander Priezzhev, MSU, Moscow, Russia
(Title to be announced)

Sehyun Shin, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and biomedical applications

YongKeun Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea
Scattering super-lens: subwavelength light focusing and imaging via -wavefront shaping in complex media

Chia-Liang Cheng, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan
A biocompatible bio-label and drug delivery platform using nanodiamond

Sylvie Henon, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
Mechanical properties of single cells and mechanotransduction: optical tweezers measurements

Herch Moysés Nussenzveig, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Optical tweezer studies of cell membrane elasticity

Georgy Maksimov, MSU, Moscow, Russia
SERS for biomedical studies

Otto Greulich, Felix Lipmann Institute - Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Jena, Germany
Optical manipulation reveales why soft UV-A damages DNA: consequences for sun tanning and sunbeds

Diffuse Optical Imaging (Chair: P. Taroni, Italy)

Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Physics, Milan, Italy (Keynote lecture)
Time domain diffuse optical imaging and spectroscopy for biomedical diagnostics

Turgut Durduran, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
Diffuse correlation spectroscopy for non-invasive, bed-side measurement of cerebral blood flow

Andreas H. Hielscher, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Clinical assessment of arthritis and peripheral artery disease with diffuse optical tomography

Alexander Poellinger, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Radiology, Berlin, Germany
Near-infrared imaging of breast cancer using intrinsic and extrinsic contrasts

Paola Taroni, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Physics, Milan, Italy
Optical assessment of breast density for the estimate of cancer risk

Heidrun Wabnitz, PTB Berlin, Germany
Performance characterization of time-domain optical brain imagers: Protocols, phantoms and multi-laboratory comparison

Microcirculaton Imaging (Chair: M. Leahy, Ireland)

Martin Leahy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (Keynote lecture)
Multi-modal microcirculation imaging

Melissa Skala, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Optical imaging of microvessel structure and function in a model of peripheral artery disease

Rainer Leitgeb, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
With high speed into a new era of functional tissue imaging

Bari Ferenc, University of Szeged, Hungary
Multimodal imaging of neurovascular coupling in the injured brain

James Carpenter, University of Nottingham, Great Britain
Low bandwidth laser Doppler imaging

Adam Liebert, Polish Academy of Sciences , Warsaw, Poland
Assessment of speed distribution of red blood cells in microcirculation

Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging (Chairs: A. Shkurinov and V. Vaks, Russia)

Alexander Shkurinov, Department of Physics and International Laser Center, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Terahertz biomedical applications

Martina Havenith, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Some like it cool - THz spectroscopy of antifreeze proteins

Georg von Freymann, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
THz Spectroscopy: A Powerful Tool for Substance Identification

Edward P. J. Parrott, Department of Electronic Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Probing the solid state with terahertz spectroscopy

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (Chair: J. Popp, Germany)

Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews, UK (Keynote Lecture)
A new twist to biomedical imaging and manipulation

Francesco Pavone, LENS, Florence, Italy
Multimodal spectroscopic fingerprint of tissue lesions

Otto Cees, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Progress in Raman-microfluidics for cell biology

Sebastian Schlücker, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
SERS Microscopy: from rationally designed nanoparticles to tissue-based cancer diagnostics

Volker Deckert, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Nanoscale Raman spectroscopy - from amino acid to fibrils

Christoph Krafft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
Overview and perspectives on Raman and infrared spectroscopy imaging for brain tumor diagnosis

A. Chikishev, Russia
Raman/FTIR/THz spectroscopy of proteins and related systems

Clinical Applications of Laser Spectroscopy (Chairs: J. Lademann, M. Meinke, Germany)

Jürgen Lademann, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Berlin, Germany (Keynote Lecture)
In vivo analysis of the interaction of antioxidants and free radicals in human skin

Jürgen Helfmann, Laser- und Medizin-Technologie GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Raman spectroscopy for tumor diagnostics

Julia Welzel, Klinikum Augsburg Süd, Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Augsburg, Germany
In vivo confocal microscopy and OCT for diagnosis of skin cancer

Bernhard Lange-Aschenfeldt, Abteilung für Dermatologie und Venerologie, A.Ö.Klinikum Klagenfurt, Austria
Application of plasma techniques in wound healing

Ulrike Alexiev, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie und Biochemie, Berlin, Germany
Image contrast enhancement by FLIM using a multivariate analysis method

Gianfranco Giubileo, University of Rome, ENEA Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory, Rome, Italy
NH3 detection by Laser Spectroscopy: application in life sciences

Martina Meinke, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Berlin, Germany
Radiation induced radical formation in skin depending on spectral range - in vitro versus in vivo study

Maxim Darvin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Berlin, Germany
Two-photon/CARS tomography for in vivo imaging of human skin

Eckart Rühl, Physikalische Chemie, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Uptake of nanoparticles and drugs into cells and skin probed by microscopy and spectromicroscopy

Femtosecond Phenomena (Chair: A. Vogel, Germany)

Alfred Vogel, BMO, University of Luebeck, Germany
Laser focus shaping for ultraprecise eye and cell surgery (Keynote Lecture)

Alexander Heisterkamp, IAP, University of Jena, Germany
Plasmonics and ultrashort pulses for selective cell manipulation

Frider Loesel, Managing Director 20/10 Perfect Vision AG, Heidelberg, Germany
Femtosecond laser cataract surgery

Chris Schaffer, Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis, Cornell University, USA
Targeted femtosecond laser ablation: A novel tool for biomedical research and clinical application

Michel Meunier, Department of Engineering Physics, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Plasmonics enhanced ultrafast laser nanosurgery: Fundamentals and applications

Peter König, Institute of Anatomy, University of Luebeck, Germany
2-photon imaging of the immune and healing response of intestinal and bronchial mucosa to laser-induced microlesions

Adela Ben Yakar, FemtoLAB, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Femtosecond laser microsurgery endoscope

Nathan Jowett, University Medical Centre Hamburg - Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, Germany
Novel picosecond infrared laser at 3 µm - laser tissue interaction and clinical applications

Light propagation in tissue (Chair: V. Tuchin, Russia)

Steven Jacques, OHSU, USA (Keynote lecture)
Probing the nano-, micro-, and meso-scale structures of biological tissues using light scattering

Igor Meglinski, University of Otago, New Zealand (Keynote lecture)
Propagation and scattering of complex vector light beams in scattering tissue-like turbid media

Martin Leahy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Deep tissue imaging and the light fluence problem

Igor Meglinski, University of Otago, New Zealand
Unified Monte Carlo model for the needs of Biomedical Optics

Alexander Douplik, Ryerson University, Canada
Lensless monitoring of vascular density

Valery Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russia; University of Oulu, Finland
Light propagation in optically cleared tissue and blood

Dan Zhu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China
Tissue optical clearing for in vivo imaging

E.V. Zagaynova
Detection of biochemical tumor status in vivo using genetically encoded sensors and optical imaging.

Martina Meinke, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Scattering properties of sun screens reduce the formation of reactive oxygen species in skin in the whole spectral range

Anna N. Yaroslavsky, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
Fluorescence polarization for detecting cancer in single cells

Vladislav Yu. Toronov, Ryerson University, Canada
Hyperspectral near infrared spectroscopy: new opportunities through improved technology

Ilya Yaroslavsky, Cynosure Inc., USA
Propagation of light in tissues with changing optical properties

PDT (Chair: H. Stepp, Germany)

Zvi Malik, University of Bar Ilan, Israel (Keynote lecture)
Future aspects in cancer ALA-photodiagnosis, phototherapy and pharmacology

Georges Wagnieres, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Tissue oxygenation by time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy

Timothy Zhu, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Singlet oxygen dosimetry for PDT

Wolfgang Bäumler, University Regensburg, Germany
Novel results in antimicrobial PDT

Stephen Bown, National Medical Laser Centre, University College London, U.K.
PDT for Cancer – the Hurdles from Basics to Bedside

Nacim Betrouni, Lille University Hospital, Department of Urology, France
Prostate cancer photodynamic therapy: Image guided treatment planning approach

Optical Microscopy (Chairs: C. Cremer, H. Schneckenburger, Germany)

Christoph Cremer, Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz, Germany (Keynote lecture)
Super-resolution microscopy

Rainer Heintzmann, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Jena, Germany
Structured illumination microscopy

Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Magnetooptics at the nano scale

Marcel Leutenegger, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Super-resolution microscopy

Karsten König, Universität Saarbrücken, Germany
Optical biopsies using multiphoton/CARS tomography

Herbert Schneckenburger, Hochschule Aalen, Germany
Axial resolution in wide-field microscopy: from TIRF to light sheet based fluorescence microscopy

Angelika Rück, Universität Ulm, Germany
Investigation of cell metabolism by FLIM and PLIM

Wolfgang Becker, Becker & Hickl GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Spatially resolved recording of transient fluorescence-lifetime effects by line-scanning TCSPC

Stefan Jacobs, Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, Germany
RESOLFT live-cell super-resolution microscopy

Francesco Pampaloni, Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany
Light sheet-based fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) reduces phototoxic effects and provides new means for the modern life sciences

Nano-Biophotonics (Chair: R. Rotomskis, Lithuania)

Ricardas Rotomskis, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Functionalized nanoparticles in photodynamic therapy

Victor N. Zadkov, M. V. Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia
Quantum optics of atoms and molecules near plasmonic nanostructures

V. Karabanovas, Lithuania
Hydrophilic upconversion nanoparticles for cancer theranostics

Qing-Hua Xu, National University of Singapore
Nanoparticles as imaging and therapeutic agents for two-photon phototherapy

Artur Bednarkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
The photophysical properties and bio-medical applications of up-converting nanoparticles

Vladimir Sivakov, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany
Silicon nanowires for breast cancer theranostics

Novel Devices and Methods (Chairs: V. Loshchenow, Russia, R. Hibst, Germany)

Emil Sobol, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk-Moscow, Russia
Laser-induced cartilage repair in orthopedics

Ronald Sroka, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München, Germany
Endoluminal laser therapy of varicose vein: status and perspectives

Calum MacAulay, BC Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Tissue Autofluorescence Devices for the Detection and Management of Early Cancers

Robert Huber, BMO, University of Luebeck, Germany
Fourier Domain Mode Locking (FDML): Wavelength swept cw lasers for
Megahertz OCT and stimulated Raman sensing

Alexandre Douplik, Department of Physics, Ryerson University, Canada
Microbubbles as "selfdissolvable" and safe contrast agents for optical imaging modalities

Yu.V. Orlovskii, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu (Estonia)
Mechanisms of fluorescence quenching in the nanoparticles with rare-earth doped host lattice suitable for biomedical application

Petr Zelenkov. Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, Moscow, Russia
Novel devices for neurosurgical application of 5-ALA.

Elena Filonenko, Center of Laser and Photodynamic Diagnosis and Therapy for Tumors of Health Care of Russian Federation in P.A.Herzen Moscow Cancer Research Institute, Russia
Novel devices, instruments and methods of fluorescent diagnosis and photodynamic therapy in clinical oncology

Gereon Hüttmann, Institute of Biomedical Optics, University of Lübeck, Germany
Imaging of ocular structures with holoscopy

Chinese-German Workshop (Chair: D. Zhu, China)

Lin Fu, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
In vivo multicolor two-photon microscopy

Hui Gong, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
3D BrainCV: Simultaneous visualization and analysis of cells and capillaries in a whole mouse brain with one-micron voxel resolution

Buhong Li, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China
Quenching mechanisms of Epigallocatechin-gallate on the photosensitized reactive Oxygen species

Chengyi Liu, South China Normal University, China
Micro-environment-dependent cellular photobiomodulation on function-specific pathway

Hui Ma, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Probing the micro structure of anisotropic turbid media by polarized photon scattering

Junle Qu, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
Superresolution fluorescence lifetime imaging of C2C12 cell differentiation

Xunbing Wei, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
In vivo optical counting and trapping of circulating cells in live animals

Shihua Yang, South China Normal University, China
In vivo photoacoustic microscopy and clinical applications

Shaoqun Zeng, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Imaging neuronal networks using femtosecond laser pulses

German-Russian Satellite symposium on Clinical Laser Applications (Chairs: N.M. Shakhova, Russia; P. Berlien, Germany; R. Steiner, Germany)

Alexander Geynits, State Research and Clinical Center for Laser Medicine, Moscow, Russia
Laser technologies in treatment of peritonitis

Mark Gelfond, N.N.Petrov Institute of oncology, St.Petersburg, Russia
Radical and palliative programs ofcPDT in the combined treatment of malignant neoplasms

Sergey Gamayunov, Nizhny Novgorod Oncology Clinic, Russia
Optical monitoring of PDT

Natalia Shakhova, Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
News in laser clinical applications: from diagnostics to treatment

Michael Straub, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TUM, Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Munich, Germany
Laser Lithotripsy - State of the Art

Igor Borshenko, Orthospine Clinic, Moscow, Russia
Laser-induced regeneration of spine disc cartilage for treatment of degenerative disc disease.

Mikhail Kirillin, Institute of Applied Physics RAS,  Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Towards automated recognition of pathologies in clinical OCT diagnostics