Invited Speakers

list of invited speakers:

Invited Speakers for the 2023 edition


Prof. Aydogan Ozcan



Bio&Nano-Photonics Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Next Generation of medical diagnostic devices based on random diffusers at the speed of light

 angelos Karlas

Dr. Angelos Karlas 

 Group Leader

Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, German

Listening to Light: Advances in Optoacoustic Imaging

 Mariana Figueiro

Prof. Mariana G. Figueiro


 Light and Research Center, (LHRC), Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NY, USA

LightLight’s effects on human health, well-being, and behaviour


 Michael Schmitt

Prof. Michael Schmitt

Group Leader

Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany

Raman-based Spectroscopic techniques for biomedical diagnosis and life sciences

 Pablo Artal

Prof. Pablo Artal


Laboratorio de Óptica, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Light-based technologies to evaluate vision

 Susana Marcos

Prof. Susana Marcos

D.R.W Director


Center for Visual Science, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY, USA

Light based techniques for human
vision correction

 Laura Lechuga

Prof. Laura Lechuga


Nanobiosensors and Bioanalitical Applications Group, ICN2, CSIC, CIBER-BBN and BIST, Barcelona, Spain 

BioPhotonic Sensors after the COVID-19 pandemic

 Paola Taroni

Prof. Paola Taroni


Research group on Photonics for Health, Food and Cultural Heritage, Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Diffuse optics Systems for effective Management of Breast Cancer 

 Kishan Dholakia

 Prof. Kishan Dholakia


 Centre of Light for life and School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, 5005, Australia; University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK


Optical Tweezers: trapping and manipulation for biomedical applications

 Turgut Durduran

Prof. Turgut Durduran


Medical Optics Group, Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain

Shining light on the brain to understand how it works

 Valentina Emiliani


Prof. Valentina Emiliani


Photonics Department, Head of Wavefront-engineering microscopy group, CNRS, Sorbonne University, INSERM, Vision Institute, Paris, France

All-optical control of neuronal circuits by wave front shaping and optogenetics

 Alexis Mendez

Dr. Alexis Méndez


MCH Engineering LLC, CA, USA

Optical Fiber Technology on Biomedical Applications

Tayyaba Hasan

Prof. Tayyaba Hasan Méndez


Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, USA

he Yin and Yang of PDT to fight Cancer and infectious diseases

 Alesandro Corsi

Dr. Alessandro Corsi


Simple Vulnology Unit at the IRCCS, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Photobiomodulation for effective treatment of skin lesions

 Carlos Molpeceres

Prof. Carlos Molpeceres



Laser Institute, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

Laser Fabrication Technologies helping the Regenerative Medicine

 Mark Rea

Prof. Mark Rea

Former Director

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY USA

Bridging the science of circadian rhythms to real-world applications

 lopez higuera

Prof. José Miguel López Higuera


ISLIST and Head of Photonics Engineering Group, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Light in Health and Medicine: a general overvie