The Bi-annual Biophotonics and Imaging Summer School (BIGSS’16) will be held 5-9 September 2016 in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. It is a five ECTS accredited course with leading professors teaching. Sessions are approx. four hours each to give a substantial grounding in the main topics of Biophotonics. The location is in the picturesque village of Ballyvaughanin the Burren .

    This will be augmented with hands on training at NUI Galway.

    Fee: €800 including courses, excursion, accommodation and food.

    The registration page is here: https://abbey.eventsair.com/bigss-2016/bigss2016

    Interested candidates should complete the abstract template to BIGSS 2016  HERE. ( bigss2016 gmail.com ).

    Download for template: Abstract Template BIGSS 2016

    Deadline for submissions: May 27, 2016.


    Lectures (Monday – Thursday in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare):

    Colin Sheppard , Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy (Fundamentals of Microscopy)

    Kishan Dholakia , University of St. Andrews (Light sheet, SIM, Raman, complex media (e.g. MM fibres) and beam shaping (Bessel, structured, Airy))

    Igor Meglinski , Oulu University, Finland (Optoelectronics)

    Steve Jacques , Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon (Tissue Optics).

    Adrian Podoleanu , University of Kent, Canterbury (OCT)

    Irina Larina , Baylor College of Houston, Texas (Functional OCT and embryonic development in 4D)

    David Boas , Harvard Medical School, (Neurophotonics and Functional optical imaging)

    Matt O’Donnell , University of Washington, Seattle (Fundamentals of Photoacoustic Imaging)

    Andreas Mandelis , University of Toronto (Time and frequency domain PA course from the instrumentation perspective along with an introduction to photothermal (thermophotonic) biomedical imaging.)


    Hands on training: (Friday + half Saturday in NUI Galway)

    Photoacoustic Imaging – Fujifilm VSI and Cathal O’Flatharta

    Optical Coherence Tomography – NUI Galway and Sergey Alexandrov

    Lightsheet imaging – Zeiss and Kishan Dholakia

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