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).
Witold Postek, PhD, 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.
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.
Jakub Bogusławski visited the Centre for Translational Vision Research, University of California Irvine in Irvine, CA. Scientific aim of this visit was to continue the development of two-photon excited fluorescence scanning laser ophthalmoscope (TPEF SLO) for eye imaging.
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.
On November, 5 Professor Hywel Morgan delivered an open lecture ““From Smartphones to Diagnostics”. The lecture was held under the series “Innovation source”. The whole society of IPC, including IPC researchers and doctoral students, was invited – 49 persons signed the attendance list. This event’s goal was to show miniature analytical systems that exploit low-cost consumer electronics for both sample processing and sensing of samples, and above their path to commercialization.