TOM4 Bio-Medical Optics


Julia walther

Julia Walther
TU Dresden (DE)
Nino karpf web

Sebastian Karpf
University of
Lübeck (DE)

Danuta sampson web Danuta Sampson
University of
Surrey (UK)



The field of biomedical optics has seen a remarkable growth over the past years. Due to a plethora of new techniques such as optical coherence tomography, lightsheet microscopy, fiber sensors, and multi-photon microscopy, we are able to see and sense tissue in ways never been performed before. This topical meeting focuses on bringing together researchers working on new fundamental image and sensing system improvements and clinicians that apply these techniques in practice.


Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Tissue optics and spectroscopy
  • Microscopy
  • Optical (coherence) tomography
  • Lightsheet microscopy
  • Endoscopic imaging systems
  • Application of these techniques for (pre-)clinical studies
  • Integrated optics for biomedicine
  • Photoacoustics



Program Committee

Jürgen Popp, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena (DE)

Bernhard Baumann, Medical University Vienna (AT)

Nienke Bosschaart, University of Twente (NL)

Kareem Elsayad, Vienna BioCenter (AT)

Maria Leilani Torres, Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Quantum Optics (DE)



Invited Speakers

Title: Going from an idea to an international clinical-trial and beyond: near-infrared diffuse optics to evaluate microvascular health in COVID-19 patients

Turgut Durduran, ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (SP)


Title:Biomedical applications of HOT plasmonic nanoparticles

Lene Broeng Oddershede, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (DK)



Title: Imaging lipids in atherosclerosis – towards clinical photoacoustics

Gijs van Soest, Department of Interventional Cardiology, Thorax Center, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam (NL)