SPIE Photonics West, the leading global event for the photonics and laser industries took place in San Francisco early February 2020. The conference comprises over 5,000 presentations on wide range of topics including biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, and displays. Additionally, over 1300 exhibiting companies were present at the Technical Exibition promoting their latest achievements in optics and photonics technology.
The aim of the Piotr Węgrzyn business trip was to participate in annual conference: IONS Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Application organized by University of Otago, The Optical Society (OSA).
Magdalena Wiloch, a postdoc in a group led by dr hab. Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka (IPC), visited the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick. Research internship under the CREATE program in a group led by prof. Micheal Scanlon gave her the opportunity to learn the technique of AC voltammetry.
Julia Sudyka, Alejandra Consejo and Paulina Niedźwiedziuk, members of prof. Wojtkowski group participated in Women in Tech Summit conferences. This is the biggest meeting of women in technology, female inventors, IT students, and representatives of high-tech industry in Europe and Asia.
Piotr Węgrzyn participated in Summer School “Imaging in wave physics: multi-wave and large sensor networks organised by Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse and Institute Langevin. Participation in the school allowed him to expand his knowledge about modern imaging techniques and signal processing algorithm.
Witold Postek, Ph.D., visited the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, MA in the USA for three weeks. The goal of the visit was to learn a novel droplet-based method developed at the Broad Institute. The method uses three fluorescent dyes in a range of concentrations.
Jakub Bogusławski took part in CLEO – Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics held in Munich, Germany. This conference offered many interesting and specialized lectures in the field of photonics and laser technology. Jakub presented the poster entitled “Label-free optical readout of bacteria density in nanoliter droplets”.
Dawid Borycki (member of Wojtkowski team) was attending IEEE Photonics Conference. The purpose of this business trip was to chair a session on computational imaging (TuA2) and present a talk entitled: “Spatiotemporal optical coherence (STOC) manipulation improved imaging with full-field swept-source OCT”.
Piotr Węgrzyn, a member of the team of prof. Wojtkowski, attented the conference OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science which is an annual meeting of The Optical Society (OSA). Each year, this conference highlights the latest advances in optics and photonics ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and medicine.
Innovation Source: Microfluidic chips to study cell to cell communication and translational research towards precision medicine
At the invitation of the ERA Chair Holder Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho paid a visit at IPC and delivered an open lecture "Microfluidic chips to study cell to cell communication and translational research towards precision medicine"under series of “Innovation source” lectures.