27 August 2008

Medical Group Meeting: Lasers in medicine and biophotonics

  • Sector: Medical Group
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Attendees: All Welcome


AILU one-day technology workshop as part of the Industry and Technology Programme at Photon08. Full ITP Brochure available for download here.

ITP Brochure DownloadPhotonics is an enabling technology for many products in different sectors. Increasingly important in all areas this seminar is designed to highlight developments in laser technology as applied to medical and biophotonics areas. The burgeoning specialism of photonics in the medical sector is addressed in this one-day meeting as part of Photon 08.

Duncan Hand of Heriot-Watt University will be chairing the event.



This is a Medical Group event - for more information about the Medical Special Interest Group or to join contact the AILU Office



A.    Laser-based medical procedures  10:45 – 12:15

Holger Lubatschowski, Laser Zentrum Hannover - Refractive Surgery of the Eye with Ultrashort Laser Pulses
An abstract of Holger's talk is available.

Jon Exley, Lynton – Lasers and Light Sources in Aesthetic Dermatology
An abstract of Jon's talk is available.

John Colles, Denfotex – Dentistry and Light
An abstract of John's talk is available.

B.    Laser-based manufacturing for medical applications  13:45 – 15:15

Jon Parry, Heriot-Watt University; Nick Jones, Renishaw PLC – Laser Machining of Zirconia Ceramic for Manufacture of Dental Restorations
An abstract of Jon and Nick's talk is available.

David Richardson, University of Southampton – Harnessing the power of light - the fibre laser revolution
An abstract of David's talk is available.

Dermot Brabazon, Dublin City University – Fabrication of micro-fluidic channels with Nd:YVO4 and CO2 laser systems
An abstract of Dermot's talk is available.

C.    Laser-enabled bio-research  15:45 – 17:15

Jonathan Leach, Glasgow University – Getting a Grip on the Micro-world
An abstract of Jonathan's talk is available.

Tom Brown, University of St Andrews – Cellular Nano-Surgery  [Enhanced techniques for optical transfection by the control of femtosecond lasers]
An abstract of Tom's talk is available.

Gail McConnell, Centre for Biophotonics, U. of Strathclyde – Lasers for single-photon and multi-photon excitation microscopy
An abstract of Gail's talk is available.


The day-delegate rate for the Industry Technology Programme is £90 for AILU members, Institute of Physics members, and UKCPO members. It is £120 for non-members.

Full registration details are available from the Photon website here.


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