Meetings and Workshop, Porto 2015


PortoOn May 4th and 5th Department of Physics and Astronomy, FCUP, Porto will be a host to:

  • Fifth MC Meeting of Cost Action BM1205,
  • WGs Scientific Meetings,

Workshop on Biophotonics in Cancer Detection: technologies and sensing

Current research in new technologies and sensing strategies to assist cancer early detection is of paramount interest for society. Biophotonics addresses this challenge seeking the development of novel photonic tools, combining different interrogation and measuring principles, and often combining a biological or biochemical interface to enhance detection specificity and sensitivity. The combination of these approaches with advanced imaging techniques allows spatial resolution and possibly non invasive and in vivo photonic/optical imaging of suspicious tissues. These possibilities push the scientific community in developing this research field.

The workshop on Biophotonics in Cancer Detection will present state of the art research work being developed towards these goals within the BM1205 COST member countries, presenting new ideas on promising approaches, such as speckle interferometry, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography, confocal imaging, THz spectroscopy, new laser sources, photo-acoustics, and their applications to (skin-) cancer detection in background.

We expect this workshop to motivate young researchers to enroll in the field, and to stimulate the mixing of approaches and the establishment of new scientific collaborations.

Workshop Programme

Workshop registration


Travel Data

Please note that there is a strike of Portuguese Airlines (TAP) announced between 1-10 of May.
Link to the announcement.

Venue and Map


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Download the workshop programme summary (PDF)

Local organizing committee

Carla Carmelo Rosa, INESC TEC, University of Porto (FCUP), Portugal
Paulo Marques, INESC TEC, University of Porto (FCUP), Portugal
Ireneu Dias, INESC TEC, Portugal
Luísa Mendonça, INESC TEC, Portugal