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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 for oral presentations is closed
  • Poster abstracts may still be submitted
  • Virtual Event Only
  • No Participation Fee
  • Virtual Poster Session
  • Pitch Talks
  • Q&A Sessions
  • 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. Juergen Popp

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 Talks

Preliminary Program

You can download the most recent program here:







6 pm
1 pm
1 am

Workshop Opening

Juergen Popp | Leibniz IPHT | Jena, Germany
Maria Chernysheva | Leibniz IPHT | Jena, Germany

6.20 pm
1.20 pm
1.20 am

Welcome Note

Elizabeth Rogan | The Optical Society | Washington, USA

6.30 pm
1.30 pm
1.30 am

Session I
Participants Pitch Talks  (10 minutes each)


6.30 pm

1.30 pm

1.30 am

Session I
Participants Pitch Talks  (10 minutes each)


7.10 pm

2.10 pm

2.10 am

Coffee Break

7.30 pm

2.30 pm

2.30 am

Session II
Participants Pitch Talks  (10 minutes each)


8.20 pm

3.20 pm

3.20 am

Career Report and Q&A Session I

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen | Vanderbilt University | Nashville, USA

8.50 pm

3.50 pm

3.50 am

Virtual Poster & Industry Session

all participants



1 pm

8 am

8 pm

Short Introduction

Juergen Popp | Leibniz IPHT | Jena, Germany
Maria Chernysheva | Leibniz IPHT | Jena, Germany

1.10 pm

8.10 am

8.10 pm

Keynote Presentation I

Monika Ritsch-Marte | Medical University of Innsbruck | Innsbruck, Austria

1.40 pm

8.40 am

8.40 pm

Session III
Participants Pitch Talks  (10 minutes each)


2.30 pm

9.30 am

9.30 pm

Coffee Break

21.50 pm

19.50 am

19.50 pm

Session IV
Participants Pitch Talks  (10 minutes each)


10.20 am

10.20 am

10.20 am

Coffee Break


Charity Hayes Rounds

Assessment of a Fresnel biprism-based digital holographic microscope for fast, high-sensitivity, high-resolution and polarization-sensitive phase imaging

Corinna Kufner

The Ultrafast Dynamics of UV-Induced Charge Transfer States in DNA Oligonucleotides Containing Guanosine

Daniela Täuber

Ex-vivo application of IR-spectroscopic force microscopy to granules of the human retinal epithelium

Hulya Yilmaz

An Evaluation of Surface-Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopic Techniques for Microorganism Discrimination

Jenny Sülzle

Imaging biological self-assembly processes with interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT)

Jyothi B. Nair

Tracking the Foot Prints of Bio-molecules via SERS Trajectory

Kristen Feher

Spatial diversity in molecular organisation regulates T cell receptor and chimeric antigen receptor signalling

Monica Marro

Unraveling novel biomolecular information from Raman spectra by means of data science methods

Oana Truica

A gold nanoparticle based light-sensitive drug delivery platform

Olga Monago Maraña

Collagen determination in ground meat and poultry by-products by means of Raman spectroscopy

Sara H. Mejias

Highly emissive and photostable light-emitting devices based on artificial fluorescence proteins

Supriya Srivastav

Proof of Concept for Single Target/Multi-Color iSERS Microscopy: Localization of HER2 on Single Breast Cancer Cells

Virginia Puente

Development of biomolecular tools for the spatiotemporal photocontrol of protein-protein interaction

Women in Photonics 2018 – A Review


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