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Virtual Workshop on Career Opportunities

The virtual workshop “Women in Photonics“ aims at connecting excellent female scientists at the beginning of their ­career with experts in photonics holding leading positions at research institutions and companies.

The focus of this year’s workshop will be on:

  • Biophotonics such as vibrational spectroscopy, fluorescence, OCT, PAT, etc.
  • Photonic data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence

The workshop addresses young female postdocs working in these research areas, who want to ­present their own work and build up new networks. Participants will have the ­opportunity to exchange with experienced scientists from academia and industry and ­jointly develop strategies for a successful ­professional career.

At a glance

  • October 28 – 30, 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline:
    October 5, 2020
  • Virtual Event Only
  • No Participation Fee
  • Virtual Poster Session
  • Pitch Talks
  • Q&A Sessions
  • Company Talks / Institute Presentations
  • Networking Opportunities
I am very convinced that the young scientists who took part in the event will use the experience from this event in their own professional life and I am sure they learned a lot both for their professional and personal life.

Prof. Katarina Svanberg / Lund University and Former President of SPIE on “Women in Photonics 2018”

Conference Organizer

Leibniz Institut of Photonic Technology

At the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, scientists use light to find solutions to questions and urgent problems in the fields of health, environment, medicine and safety. Under the motto “Photonics for Life”, they research light-based technologies that make our lives safer, healthier and cleaner. Especially in the field of optical health technologies, Leibniz IPHT, in cooperation with partners from research and industry, is specifically promoting translation: the transfer of research results into applicable solutions – from Ideas to Instruments.

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Albert-Einstein-Str. 9
07745 Jena | Germany


Conference Chairs


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Jena | Germany

Dr. Maria Chernysheva

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Jena | Germany

Registration & Abstract Submission

Invited Speaker

We are constantly adding new speakers. Please check back soon!

Preliminary Program

Women in Photonics 2018 – A Review


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