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:
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
Director of Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany
Conference Chair & Speaker
SPIE President-Elect /
Director of the BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona, USA
VP Strategy & Innovation / Asphericon GmbH, Jena, Germany
Head of Global HR / Jenoptik AG, Jena, Germany
The workshop will provide an outstanding opportunity for female postdocs and PhD students to share their research plans and results, as well as to network with senior female scientists.
This meeting is an opportunity to ask questions, learn presentation skills, discover career paths in optics, and have fun.
I hope to see you there!
The registration and abstract submission deadline was August 31, 2023, and the online registration is now closed.
We have received numerous very interesting submissions – thank you very much!
A limited number of travel grants is available.
After the registration all abstracts will be reviewed and authors will receive more information on the results and traval grant information in time.
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.
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.
We thank all sponsors and supporters for their crucial support to realize this workshop!
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
07745 Jena | Germany
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.
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.
The closest airport is in Leipzig-Halle (70 km away from Jena). Larger airports are located in Berlin and Frankfurt (300 km away from Jena). Other major airports are Munich and Düsseldorf (400 kms away from Jena).
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
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.
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 2,50 € 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).
For participants who received a travel grant, a hotel room was organized for the duration of the workshop. All others will find recommendations for hotel accommodation below.
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