SPIE Photonics Europe will return to
Photonics Europe is well established as a forum for reports on the latest R&D in micro/nanotechnologies, organic and biophotonics, photonic components, lasers, quantum optics, and industrial applications.
In 2014, neurophotonics ? an exciting technology area gaining wide global exposure ? will be introduced as a topic within the conference on Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care.
Abstracts are being accepted for all Photonics Europe conferences through 4 November.
Conventional research and clinical practices rely on electrical methods for stimulating, modulating and recording neural activity. The past decade has seen the rise of optical methods in this domain, and direct stimulation of neural cells and tissues using laser light has seen tremendous interest in the past few years.
Application of light-based technologies for stimulating neural activity in the peripheral and central nervous system using different wavelengths from the UV through the infrared, is only the beginning of this field, and recent research suggests future applications of light as a tool to cure neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
“Optical microscopy methods are fast becoming central to neurobiological research, leading to fascinating research discoveries and stimulating conceptual advances, some of which will be presented at Photonics Europe,” said Prof. Dr. JÜrgen
The importance of neurophotonics is evident not only from the considerable growth rates of the related industries, but also from the significant amount of publicly funded research efforts in this field.
Developers of optogenetics ? the use of light to control neurons in living tissue ? were recently announced as winners of
In addition to conferences, Photonics Europe offers workshops, seminars and a product exhibition. The event seves as a platform for updates on Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation throughout 2014-2020.
Daily “hot topics” sessions with presentations by leading experts are among technical highlights. An
Accepted papers will be published in the
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