Summer School

MESO-BRAIN to host the ‘Photonics Meets Biology IV Summer School’ between the 19th and 22nd September 2017

The MESO-BRAIN Project will co-organise and host the ‘Photonics Meets Biology IV Summer School’ in Barcelona, Spain from the 19th and 22nd September 2017. The event brings together experts from world-leading academic centres to educate students and young researchers in this cutting edge field.

The event will be organised by:

  • Prof Edik U. Rafailov Aston University, UK
  • Dr Pablo Loza-Alvarez ICFO, Spain
  • Prof Maria Farsari IESL-FORTH, Greece
  • Dr Jordi Soriano Fradera Faculty of Physics, U. Barcelona, Spain

The Conference has several key notes speakers including:

  • Prof Peter J. Delfyett CREOL, Florida, USA
  • Prof Boris N. Chichkov LZH, Hannover, Germany
  • Prof Wolfgang Drexler MedUni Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Prof Paul French, ICL, London, UK

Along with guest lectures planned by:

  • Andrey Y. Abramov UCL Institute of Neurology, UK
  • Peter Anderson DTU, Denmark
  • Viacheslav Artyushenko Art Photonics GmbH, Germany
  • Rinat Esenaliev University of Texas, USA
  • Daniele Faccio Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Sonia Gandhi UCL Institute of Neurology, UK
  • Richard Hogg Glasgow University, UK
  • V. Kalchhenko Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Corinne Lorenzo ITAV, France
  • Marco Dal Maschio Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
  • Igor Meglinsky Oulu University, Finland
  • Ferenc Mueller Birmingham University, UK
  • Rheinallt Parri Aston University, UK
  • Valdas Pasiskevicius KTH, Sweden
  • Lina Persechini Associate Editor & Team Manager, Nature Communications
  • Bojan Resan LUMENTUM, Switzerland
  • Sergei Sokolovski Aston University, UK
  • Grigorii Sokolovskii Ioffe Institute, Russia
  • Jordi Soriano U. Barcelona, Spain
  • Zoltán Szadai Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary
  • Valery Tuchin Saratov University, Russia
  • Miklos Veres Wigner Research Institute, Hungary
  • Corette Wierenga Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Stefan Wieser ICFO, Spain

For more information about the ‘Photonics Meets Biology IV Summer School’, please visit

The MESO-BRAIN and VISGEN Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Under Grant Agreement No’s. 713140 & 734862.

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