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International Workshop on Career Opportunities

The 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 the workshop will be on:

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

The workshop addresses female postdocs and PhD students 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.

USE THE CHANCE TO:

Present and get feedback on your research

Learn about career opportunities in Photonics

Connect with companies and institutions

Extend your network

Discuss with experienced female scientists

Attend various career workshops

Register free of charge

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants is available. To apply for a travel grant please register for the workshop and select the option “I would like to submit an abstract for an oral presentation”. You will then have the opportunity to apply for travel support. An active part in the program in form of an oral presentation is mandatory to receive a travel grant.

Conferencing provides a great a forum to interact with leaders in the field and the start as well as building of your network both of which are key to being successful in both the academic as well as commercialization the world.

Prof. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

Vanderbilt University and Immediate Past President of SPIE on why young researchers should participate in the “Women in Photonics” workshop

Registration & Abstract Submission

Please fill out the online registration form in order to register for the career workshop. After successful registration you will receive a confirmation via e-mail.

Exhibitors & Supporters

The workshop will be accompanied by an exhibition of companies and research institutions.

Are you interested in presenting your institute, company, network, etc. on site? Then please contact katharina.szulc@leibniz-ipht.de for more information.

Conference Organizer and Venue

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

Invited Talks

The workshop was a wonderful example of industries, universities and disciplinary societies working together to support underrepresented groups. The opportunity for these women to connect with each other, and share their biophotonics expertise was invaluable.

Prof. Ursula Gibson

Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Former President of OSA on “Women in Photonics 2018”

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.

Abstracts

Travel Information

Train

Jena has three train stations: “Jena Paradies” is the main station in the city center. Furthermore, there are “Jena Saalbahnhof” and “Jena Westbahnhof”. Both are about 1.5 km away from the city center.
For train connections please use the page of Deutsche Bahn: http://www.deutschebahn.com/en

You can purchase tickets at the train station on the day of your travel and do not necessarily have to make a reservation in advance. There are also ticket machines with language menus at every major train station.

Airplane

The closest airport is in Leipzig-Halle (70 km away from Jena). Bigger airports are located in Berlin and Frankfurt (300 km away from Jena). Other major airports are Munich and Düsseldorf (400 kms away from Jena).

Bus

Jena can also be reached by long-distance busses from Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg. For timetables and tickets please visit: https://www.flixbus.com

Car

Jena is located in the center of Germany and can be reached from Berlin via the A9, from Frankfurt and Düsseldorf via the A4, from Munich and Nuremburg via the A9. The federal highways B7 and B88 go through Jena.

Public Transportation in Jena

Tickets can be purchased in every bus or tram or via the FAIRTIQ-App (App Store or Google Play Store). The price of a single tickets is 2,30 € and entitles you to travel with any number of changes towards your destination. They are valid for a maximum of one hour. There are ticket machines at most stops and tickets are also availabe in a shop of the public transport in “Holzmarktpassage” (Holzmarkt 1, 07743 Jena).

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Leibniz IPHT
Jena | Germany

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