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International Conference on Biophotonics ICOB2019


Date & time 22 May '19 (Europe/London time)
Event ends 24 May 19, 13:00
United Kingdom
St Andrews
Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, St Andrews, Sc
Creator Kishan Dholakia
Organizer Kishan Dholakia

Who's attending

Kishan Dholakia


Continuing the success of the previous meetings held in Sacramento, Ottawa, Jena, Florence and Perth, the 6th International Conference on Biophotonics will come to St Andrews, UK, running over three days.

ICOB has a tradition of bringing together opinion leaders in the field to consider where the field is going and what opportunities there are to work together. ICOB is a Gordon-style conference, comprising a single stream of solely invited talks, given by leading researchers across a spectrum of subjects topical to the advancement of Biophotonics. Interactive breakout sessions and a strong focus on new ideas through contributed posters provide an opportunity for early-career researchers to interact with leaders in the field. There will be an associated exhibition to avail researchers with the chance to discuss the latest commercial technical developments. And there will be opportunities to consider entrepreneurship in Biophotonics.

The conference will be held in St Andrews’ Old Course Hotel, overlooking the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course and the West Sands Beach. It is walking distance to the University and the St Andrews Town, providing an ideal venue for offsite events, interactions and visits.

ICOB2019 will focus on global health, environment, imaging at depth, neurophotonics, among others.



Brian Pogue    Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth, USA


Invited Speakers

Andrew Abell    University of Adelaide, Australia

Isla Barnard    University of St Andrews, UK

Kate Bechtel    Triple Ring Technologies Inc., USA

Andrew Blaikie    University of St Andrews, UK

Andrew Brown    SPIE, USA

Malte Gather    University of St Andrews, UK

Thomas Krauss    University of York, UK

Kirill Larin    University of Houston, USA

Dennis Matthews    UC Davis Medical Center, USA

Beth Mills    University of Edinburgh, UK

Malini Olivo    Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Singapore

Silvia Paracchini    University of St Andrews, UK

Juergen Popp    Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V., Germany

Ignatius Rasiah    National University of Singapore, Singapore

Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop    University of Queensland, Australia

David Sampson    University of Surrey, UK

Oliver Valet    mibiC, Germany

Brian Wilson    University of Toronto, Canada

Chris Xu    Cornell University, USA

Andy Yun    Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Area of application: Dentistry , Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Human genetics, Infectious disease and antibiotic resistance, Internal medicine and general medicine, Laboratory and environmental medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology Diagnostics and Imaging, Otorhinolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics and Neonatology, Pharmacology, Pulmonology, Reproductive Medicine, Rheumatology, Surgery, Urology and Nephrology, Medicine, other applications, Cellular biotechnology, Drug delivery, Molecular diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals (development, production, monitoring), Therapeutics, Tissue enginieering, Health, other applications, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental biology, Ecology, Genetics, Human biology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Physiology, Biology, other applications, Air and water monitoring, Food and animal-feed production, Food safety, Environment and nutrition, other applications
Methods and Techniques: Endoscopy, General microscopy (white light, confocal, bright field, dark field, phase contrast, DIC etc.), Linear and non-linear fluorescence imaging (confocal LSM, multi-photon, STED, PALM, STORM, SIM, FRET, FRAP, FLIM, etc.), Linear and non-linear vibrational microscopy / imaging (IR, confocal Raman, CARS, SRS etc.), Near-field microscopy (SNOM, AFM, STM, etc.), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT ), Operating microscopy, Photoacoustic imaging (PAI, MSOT), Polarimetry, Probe and sensor development, Terahertz imaging, Thermography, Microscopy/Imaging, other methods and techniques, ATR / FTIR Spectroscopy, Coherent Back Scattering CBS, Diffuse Optics, Dynamic Light Scattering DLS, Ellipsometry, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Photoluminescence, Reflectance, Terahertz spectroscopy, UV / VIS spectroscopy, Vibrational spectroscopy (Raman, Infrared), Spectroscopy, other methods and techniques, fs LASIC, Laser lithotripsy, Laser Surgery, Laser-based thermotherapy, LASIK, LIBS, Photo-coagulation, Photodynamic therapy, Photonic therapeutic approaches, other methods and techniques, Biochips, Bioassays, High-throughput screening, Micro-array technologies, Point-of-care, other methods and techniques, Big data, Chemometrics, Image analysis, Image processing, Digitalization, other methods and techniques, CCD and CMOS sensors and cameras, Fiber optical illumination, Functionalized fibres, Implant manufacturing, Laser , Laser-induced microdissection and catapulting of cells, Laser micromanipulation, Microstructure Fibers, Objectives, Optical clearing, Optical tweezers, Tissue separation / laser scalpels, Enabling Technologies, other methods and techniques