Virtual Photonics Technology Initiative

Short Courses

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These Annual Short Courses in Computational Biophotonics (SCCB) have been enabled through support from the NIH (R25-GM103818). These courses aim to integrate biophysical, mathematical, and computational approaches to model the propagation and deposition of light in biological systems across spatial scales. Our intent is to provide a sound basis for understanding, modeling, and simulating the fundamental biophysical interactions and processes for optical imaging, physiological monitoring, manipulation and/or treatment of cells, tissues, and organisms. The Short Course daily themes and instructional materials are organized to guide the proper application of model-based computation germane to a broad range of Biophotonics technologies ranging from non-linear optical microscopy of cells and tissues, to phototherapy, spectroscopy, and functional imaging methods.

The short courses will be held over 5 days and consist of lectures addressing both biomedical and modeling/computational lectures, technology demonstrations, interactive software laboratory sessions, and student presentations and discussion to allow ample discussion of case studies that address the practical uses computational biophotonics algorithms and tools.

The Inaugural Computational Biophotonics Short Course, 12-16 August 2013.

Second Annual Computational Biophotonics Short Course, 4-8 August 2014.

Third Annual Computational Biophotonics Short Course, 10-14 August 2015.

Fourth Annual Computational Biophotonics Short Course, 1-5 August 2016.

Fifth Annual Computational Biophotonics Short Course, 24-28 July 2017.

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