The purpose of this business trip was to present a poster entitled: “Removing image distortions by spatio-temporal optical coherence (STOC) manipulation”. This was a great opportunity to present method, enabling seeing through opaque layers to a broad community, including scientists (from academia and industry) working on adaptive optics and wave front shaping. This work is of great importance for biomedical imaging, in which the goal is to non-invasively visualize microscopic tissue structure ex vivo or in vivo.
On the 21st November 2017, in Vilnius, Patrycja Nitoń and Monika Wydorska took part in the conference “Widening Lithuanian Research Potential” organized by Research Council of Lithuania and Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office LINO. The aim of the conference was to discuss Horizon 2020 measures under the programme “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation”, Lithuanian and other Widening Member States experiences related to applying and participating in the Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs projects.
Professor Maciej Wojtkowski participated in the 44th Congress of Polish Physical Society in Wroclaw, with a plenary lecture entitled "Journey from organs to cells: In vivo imaging by spatio-temporal optical coherence techniques".
The Congress of Polish Physical Society is the oldest Polish physics conference, with its history reaching back to the Inaugural Meeting held in Warsaw in 1923 and since then it has been organized in various cities in Poland by local branches of the Polish Physical Society.
Professor Maciej Wojtkowski participated in the Polish Optical Conference 2017 in Gniezno, with a plenary lecture entitled "Time-frequency modulation of light phases in imaging".
The Polish Optical Conference was organized by the Optics Division of the Polish Physical Society. The aim of this conference is to integrate the Polish opticians. Participation in Polish Optical Conference gave an opportunity to meet and exchange views with wide range of people, for whom the development of Polish scientific thought, engineering and teaching in the field of optics is important.
Visit Dawid Borycki in Neurophotonics Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis.
Noninvasive optical imaging in turbid media with microscopic resolution has multiple promising applications. For instance, such imaging can be used to visualize breast tumors to early detect and characterize any disorders and thus significantly increase the cure rate (because X-ray mammography cannot identify tumors at their early stage of development).
Prof. Wojtkowski’s group, participated in the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics ECBO 2017 organized by the Optical Society-OSA and International Society for Optics and Photonics-SPIE. This conference was an international meeting of scientists, engineers, and clinicians who work with optics and photonics.
The first open lecture under a series of “Innovation source” was held on the 26th Oct., 2016 at the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (IPC). The purpose of the above series of lectures is to update scientists’ knowledge of current technological trends and innovation in chemistry-related sectors, as well as establishment of relations with business.
On the 10th – 13th October, 2017 Prof. Carlos Drummond, from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS, University of Bordeaux came to IPC. Professor Carlos Drummond delivered an open for all IPC researchers (incl. PhD students) lecture: “From fire ants to graphene: some considerations on water-hydrophobic interfaces”. Professor Drummond visited selected laboratories and research groups (incl. department of the ERA Chair holder – i.e. Professor Wojtkowski) which was aimed establishing contacts synergic groups supporting the ERA Chair holder and discuss possibility of future cooperation.
Two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF) imaging of the back of the eye allows visualization of subcellular structures in the living animal eye. This method is helpful for investigating mechanisms of retinal diseases and development of ophthalmic therapies. Endogenous fluorophores, necessary for replenishing visual chromophore, and thus sustaining vision have absorption maxima in the range from 320 – 400 nm. However, anterior optics of the animal eye poorly transmit light at those wavelengths. Two-photon excitation fluorescence imaging employing 75 fs laser pulses overcomes this barrier and visualizes subcellular organelles in the living animal eye.