Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
SPIE Photonics Europe will return to Brussels 14-17 April 2014, drawing nearly 2,000 leading optics and photonics researchers and innovators for 18 technical conferences on the latest research developments and industry news.
Photonics Europe is well established as a forum for reports on the latest R&D in micro/nanotechnologies, organic and biophotonics, photonic components, lasers, quantum optics, and industrial applications.
In 2014, neurophotonics ? an exciting technology area gaining wide global exposure ? will be introduced as a topic within the conference on Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care.
Abstracts are being accepted for all Photonics Europe conferences through 4 November.
Conventional research and clinical practices rely on electrical methods for stimulating, modulating and recording neural activity. The past decade has seen the rise of optical methods in this domain, and direct stimulation of neural cells and tissues using laser light has seen tremendous interest in the past few years.
Application of light-based technologies for stimulating neural activity in the peripheral and central nervous system using different wavelengths from the UV through the infrared, is only the beginning of this field, and recent research suggests future applications of light as a tool to cure neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
“Optical microscopy methods are fast becoming central to neurobiological research, leading to fascinating research discoveries and stimulating conceptual advances, some of which will be presented at Photonics Europe,” said Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp, Scientific Head of the Institute of Photonic Technology Jena e.V. and Chair of Physical Chemistry at the Friedrich Schiller Univer
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