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Joint Symposium on Photonics in Cancer Detection and Therapy

It is our pleasure to solicit your involvement in an exciting Joint Symposium on Photonics in Cancer Detection and Therapy at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO/Europe) and the European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC) 2017 in Munich, Germany from 25 – 29 June, 2017.

We have two leading invited speakers to provide state-of-the-art summaries of this work in both diagnostic and therapeutic use of photonics for cancers: Prof. Jürgen Popp from Leibniz-IPHT, Jena and Dr. Jörg Pawelke from OncoRay, Dresden.

CLEO/Europe-EQEC is an exceptional conference with tremendous technical coverage, and thus we sincerely hope that you will be able to contribute.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Katia Parodi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Nick Stone (University of Exeter)

SPEC 2016 Bursaries

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We are pleased to announce bursaries for UK Early Career Researchers towards the cost of attending the SPEC 2016 Conference in Montreal, Canada, June 26-30, 2016.

Through our EPSRC funding we are able to offer 10 bursaries for UK Early Career Researchers; PhD student, postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) or equivalent. Researchers with a permanent independent position are not eligible to apply.

Each grant will consist of the registration fee and £700 towards conference costs, airfare, ground transportation, hotel, meals etc.

Interested parties should email  with their submitted abstract and a cover letter stating the benefit to them, and their future career, of attending SPEC 2016.

The deadline for applications is 29 February 2016

Optics in Clinical Practice III

Optics in Clinical Practice III
Institute of Physics Optical Group

Time: Wednesday, 16th December, 2015
Location: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham
Organisers: Professor Ioan Notingher, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, and Dr Nikola Krstajić, University of Edinburgh
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We invite you to join us for an exciting day discussing optics developments in clinical practice. We ensured we get the views directly from clinics and clinicians. The meeting is organised around 6 invited talks with two poster sessions interspersed.

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Faraday Discussion Deadline

The abstract deadline for oral contributions is fast approaching for submissions to next year’s Faraday Discussion on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy for Biomedical Applications.

Key Dates

Oral abstract deadline 06 July 2015
Full paper submission deadline02 November 2015
Poster abstract deadline 11 January 2016
Early bird registration deadline 01 February 2016
Pre-prints to delegates June 2016
Standard registration deadline22 February 2016

The early deadline is due to the format of a Faraday Discussion. Research papers are reviewed upon submission and are sent to all delegates 4 weeks before the meeting so they can be read in advance. At the meeting the presenting author is allowed five minutes to highlight the main points of their paper, and the rest of the time is for discussion. The discussion is recorded and will be published alongside the research paper in the Faraday Discussion Volume.

Further details of the meeting can be found here


16th European Conference on the Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules

Registration is now open for the ECSBM 2015 ( to be held from September 6th – 10th 2015 at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

Main topics of the 16th ECSBM will be molecular reaction mechanisms and interactions of proteins monitored by time-resolved spectroscopy, especially time-resolved FTIR. In addition vibrational imaging of cells and tissue by FTIR and Raman imaging will be in the focus. The application of these techniques in diagnostics of diseases will be presented. Beside vibrational spectroscopy also high resolution techniques in fluorescence spectroscopy, near field spectroscopy, ESR and NMR will be a topic.

It would be a great pleasure, if you would find time to come.
Klaus Gerwert


Spectroscopy in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Joint Seminar between the University of Sheffield and Thermo Scientific, 8 July 2015, Kroto Institute, Sheffield University, UK

Learn how Spectroscopy can help your research

Attend our free seminar to learn how leading researchers in academia and industry are using spectroscopic techniques for biomaterials and tissue-engineering research.

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