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).
Main purpose of visiting San Francisco was to take part in the Photonics West 2018 conference. The conference is the largest meeting of people from photonics and biomedical optics fields and gives the great opportunity to discuss and see current progress from these fields. The conference was attended by: Dawid Borycki, Michał Hamkało and Yuriy Stepanenko.
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.
On the 6th June, 2018 the open lecture under a series of “Innovation source” was held at the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (IPC). Radoslaw Kwapiszewski was invited to the Institute by the CREATE Project Coordinator and the ERA Chair holder, professor Robert Holyst and professor Maciej Wojtkowski, respectively. He is R&D Project Manager in the Drug Discovery Department, Adamed Group.
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.
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.
The goal of the lab visit was to improve the TPEF imaging system by introducing new excitation source delivering pulses of shorter duration and centered at optimized wavelength. New dispersion compensation unit, capable of compensating high order dispersion components was also introduced into the system.
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.
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.
Dawid Borycki participated in Microsoft Build 2017 conference to learn about new artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning toolkits, provided by Microsoft. Specifically, Professor Wojtkowski's team will utilize new modules of computer vision (CV) in several of ongoing projects.